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post #1 of 8 Old 07-02-2018, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Go Cruise hits handguard

I just received the aluminum Go Cruise. Seems nice, but it hits my handguards (stock guards on '04 Wee). Google has been no help. Anybody figured this out?

I used to use a twisted coat hanger. Might go back to that!
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-02-2018, 08:06 PM
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I have seen where a small notch has been cut in the handguard to allow a GoCruise to work. Can't find any pictures of it though.

There are some posts about it in this thread

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000-...nd-guards.html
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I just received the aluminum Go Cruise. Seems nice, but it hits my handguards (stock guards on '04 Wee). Google has been no help. Anybody figured this out?

I used to use a twisted coat hanger. Might go back to that!
I have the original plastic GoCruise on 14 Vee with OEM guards. Clears fine *shrug*
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The notch I cut in my stock hand guard does not diminish the effectiveness of it. Get a rat file and hog away until the go cruise works!
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I found an older post with a picture of a trimmed handguard:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/1263825-post1.html

I may give this a try.
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I too had to cut a notch in mine as well, but I've since replaced with real handguards with no clearance issues.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-03-2018, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Found a workaround that looks OK. Added three washers under the handguard mount screw.

Pic 1: Before
Pic 2: Washers and new longer screw
Pic 3: After
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-17-2018, 08:59 PM
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I used the plastic Go Cruise on our run down the Pan-American Highway this summer. Installed it inside the hand guard and it worked just fine. As long as you can rotate it off of the brake lever, it won't be locking the throttle anymore; no need to rotate it out from under the hand guard.

Further pic and discussion here: Pan-American Moto Adventure: My Favorite Things
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