my reservation with the NEP is that its only $20 and it seems like everything I've seen on them is that people have had to cobble rig it on there to get it to function properly. one of those "ya get what ya pay for" type things.I installed the NEP. Works as good as any and cost me $20.
I've read positive reviews on using the Kaoko on ADV. Would love to hear KZDon's experience as well. :ears
The Kaoko works very well. I've been using mine for two years. It resides between bar end hand guard mount and the throttle tube but takes up very little space and once installed it is hardly noticeable.:thumbup:
I have about 123,000 miles on my NEP CC-4 on my 2006 and bought one for my new 2012.Odd timing as I just walked in from the garage having installed my NEP CC-4. I haven't ridden with it yet, but I did like the $17.50 + shipping and the installation was trivial.
I did notice that even when unlocked it provides enough friction to keep the throttle from springing back to off - which isn't good IMHO. I'd hate to wipe out when off-roading and have the engine stay running at 5K RPM. Hopefully this only needs to be adjusted or wear in.
Be careful when selecting your throttle lock as the heated grips expand and can cause other throttle locks to jam (so I've read). This is why I selected the NEP CC-4.
I've had the Kaoko on for three seasons. I tried one of the NEP throttle locks but could not make it fit and work with the OEM hand guards and OEM heated grips.
Would your bike have the same throttle and throttle housing as the 2012 Wee? My last Wee was a 2004, and my last Vee was a 2007. The CC4 worked fine with the '07 1000, but I'm not sure it is compatible with the new 650. It looks like they are the same in your photo, but I am not that familiar with the newer Wee stuff.I have one and it is the bomb. Just roll the grip back at the inside edge, put the CC4 around the throttle area,and tie wrap it to one of the throttle cable tubes. The best $ 20 I spent.:thumbup: