I've read good and bad on both. I have a dealer installed heated grip. Can anyone make a recommendation which one to buy?
I had a Go Cruise. I did not like it at all. Was seriously thinking about doing the full -blown car cruise control, but wanted to wait until Winter, so I didn't miss any riding weather. The Go Cruise was pretty useless, it was so cumbersome, that I rarely even used it.
I read good things about the Vista Cruise & decided to try it until the Winter. I installed it at the same time I added Tusk grip heaters & foam grips. I couldn't be happier. I wasn't expecting much, as it basically works as the same principal as the Go Cruise. However, the Vista Cruise FAR exceeds my experience with the Go Cruise. It is so good that I am no longer considering doing the real cruise control.
I have the Go Cruise on another bike now. It does work well enough if you just need to stretch your right arm, but requires more dexterity than I possess to use it very often.
The problem with any of these type throttle locks is they have to be constantly "tweaked" to maintain a constant speed unless the road has zero changes in grade. That is what seperates Vista Cruise from Go Cruise. Small adjustments to keep a constant speed are very easy & precise with the Vista.
BTW - I have no experience with the NEP.
I just installed the NEP, it takes some time as you need to grind off the ridge closest to the throttle housing to make enough room. I used the CC-3 model (for Honda, square tab designed to go between dual cables) as I knew I would have to make a bracket to have the thumb latch / release in the right position. Having the square tab allows for easier connection to your bracket.
I have always used NEP as they are thinner than Vista, and sometimes fit without modification. In this case, after you grind the ridge of the throttle tube, a Vista would fit and does look a bit sturdier than NEP.
Dear Grey Wolf- Can you please provide some details on how you modified your NEP to fit. I am in the process of installing one and would like to save some modification time or perhaps leverage your solution and improve it. Thank you.Both the NEP and Vista are friction type but they don't have to be reset like the go cruise does it you change throttle position. I had an NEP on the 2007 and a Universal Vista on the 2005. Each required a little tweaking to fit and each worked as well as the other. The Vista is available in the Universal that has an arm across the switch housing or as a very similar unit to the NEP.
Universal Vista Cruise on my 2005
Vista Cruise with Hot Grips by Greywolf, V-Strom rider, on Flickr
NEP on my 2007
dl650A right handlebar closeup by Greywolf, V-Strom rider, on Flickr
The "other" Vista Cruise from problem with Vista cruise control
Greywolf is not around any moreDear Grey Wolf- Can you please provide some details on how you modified your NEP to fit. I am in the process of installing one and would like to save some modification time or perhaps leverage your solution and improve it. Thank you.