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post #1 of 25 Old 07-11-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down NEP Cruise Control install #$%^&&*....

I am trying to put an NEP throttle lock on my 2012 vStrom 650. I could not get it between the grip and the control module, so I filled off the lip on the edge of the clamp ring as other posts have suggested. It still barely goes in an when it does, I cannot get it tight enough to slip the clamp on. The throttle is so tight it is always locked.

The instruction say some shit about peeling back a flange. Do you have to move the grips? If so how? I loosed the control module but it will not move to allow more room. Why not? Are they simply not compatible with the 2012. Seems like nothing else is, even the accessories that are designed for it. *&^%$#$.

The only f-ing thing that just fit on this bike is the f-ing tires, everything else seems to be a f-ing engineering project. No wonder people buy beamers!!!

Sorry for the rant. I am getting sick of nothing ever working on this bike.

ps--I don't want a go cruise, it uses too much grip space.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-11-2012, 11:25 PM
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Have you looked at the Vista Cruise universal.

I put the Nep on my Suzuki TL1000S and swore I'd never put that piece of crap on another bike.

The Vista has been on every strom I've owned and plenty of other bikes. Its simple, easy, and it works! It does take up a little bit of grip room, but its honestly well worth it.


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Have you looked at the Vista Cruise universal.

I put the Nep on my Suzuki TL1000S and swore I'd never put that piece of crap on another bike.

The Vista has been on every strom I've owned and plenty of other bikes. Its simple, easy, and it works! It does take up a little bit of grip room, but its honestly well worth it.
Sure why not? Another engineering project and this time $40 down the f-ing tube. Sorry, thanks for the advice. I should have just stuck with the go-cruise it's the only thing anyone's proven to have had luck with, but I really did not want to lose the grip space.

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Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
Peruvian Andes (3 months)
N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]

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Sure why not, another engineering project and this time $40 down the f-ing tube. Sorry thanks for the advice. I should have just stuck with the go-cruise it's the only thing anyone's proven to have luck with, but I really did not want to lose the grip space.
I totally understand why you are frustrated because the NEP really is that crappy to put on.

In comparison, the Vista Cruise Universal is a synch, especially after you have done it at least once. The other thing I like is that with that bracing part of it, it keeps it stiff and in place. The Vista Cruise actually doesn't take up as much space as you think either since it sort of slides over the inside part of your grip. I have big hands and I don't even notice the grip space it takes up. It really isn't that much.

I have no knowledge of the Go-Cruise although after googling it, I think that one would actually work on my wife's F650GS where the Vista won't work due to the weird shape of everything on that bike.

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If I felt like you sound, I'd get on my sv1k and GOOOO!!! .. til I felt better...good luck :mrgreen:
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I fitted a NEP on my '11 strom ( I have one on all my bikes ) think it took about half an hour. I peeled the grip back over the inside end of the throttle tube like you are supposed to ( I ended up changing grips completely but thats another story ) and also had to trim back a couple of tabs on the throttle tube where the NEP sits and used a small cable tie to secure the mount tab to the throttle cable. Simple.
If I get off my arse , I will go take a pic and post it up later.
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PS: I would never use a Vista on another bike, Fited one to my SV and took it off and threw it in the bin after the first ride.
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I fitted a NEP on my '11 strom ( I have one on all my bikes ) think it took about half an hour. I peeled the grip back over the inside end of the throttle tube like you are supposed to ( I ended up changing grips completely but thats another story ) and also had to trim back a couple of tabs on the throttle tube where the NEP sits and used a small cable tie to secure the mount tab to the throttle cable. Simple.
If I get off my arse , I will go take a pic and post it up later.
How do you peel the grip back grip back over the inside end of the throttle tube? My grip is on there like a rock. I tried making space with a screw driver, but couldn't get it to move.
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The grip is weakly glued on and the are ridges on the throttle tube at each end the rubber sits over. Run a screwdriver with a long thin blade between grip and tube, lifting the rubber over the ridges. Squirting so WD40 next to the blade as it runs around will make the job easier.

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The grip is weakly glued on and the are ridges on the throttle tube at each end the rubber sits over. Run a screwdriver with a long thin blade between grip and tube, lifting the rubber over the ridges. Squirting so WD40 next to the blade as it runs around will make the job easier.
Thanks GW. I was able to peel the grip back, but it has sustained a little damage.

The throttle tube has two flanges a small straight edged/square one (closest to the controls) and a large beveled edge one (closest to the bar end). I assume that the NEP goes between these two flanges, correct?

The only problem is that between the flanges are 4 little nubbins (tiny square blocks). Two protruding from the beveled flange and two from the straight edged one. These appear to be designed specifically to prevent the NEP from installing. Is there an easy way to break them off or otherwise get rid of them w/o ruining the throttle tube? I don't screw things up and end up with a massive repair bill.

I tested the NEP on the smooth part of the throttle tube and it seems that it'll work if I can get it to fit in that gap and it is loose enough to allow the throttle tube to rotate freely when the NEP is disengaged.

Is the 2012, throttle control tube & grip different than the 07-11's? If it is the same then at least I have some confidence that it'll work if I can get it in between the two flanges.

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I put a 20 year old one on my Vee

Ground the tube and used a self tapper as the locking tab
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