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post #1 of 14 Old 04-01-2018, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle lock for 2012 650 with Barkbusters

I was wondering if anyone is using any type of easily installed throttle lock device with the addition of the Barkbusters on.
I've never had a device on a bike, but I feel I need to add it on this one. Thanks for any help.
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NEP Cruise Control for the win!!
I know, I know it looks like a bubble gum machine prize but trust me it works flawlessly, with little to no modification.
IIRC I had to trim the extra plastic where it wraps around the bar because it didn't allow it to move freely against the grip. Buy it and if you have any questions hit me up. Its tiny, easy to install and it works. Nuf said.
https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermark...ontrol/p/37586

Bought mine from Cycle Gear but I just wanted you to see what I was talking about.
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I was wondering if anyone is using any type of easily installed throttle lock device with the addition of the Barkbusters on.
I've never had a device on a bike, but I feel I need to add it on this one. Thanks for any help.

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Not the original GoCruise

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You don't need the sleeve tho it's useful.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm in the middle of a camping trip and have no service other than days on the move. I will check these options out when I get back.
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NEP Cruise Control for the win!!
I know, I know it looks like a bubble gum machine prize but trust me it works flawlessly, with little to no modification.
IIRC I had to trim the extra plastic where it wraps around the bar because it didn't allow it to move freely against the grip. Buy it and if you have any questions hit me up. Its tiny, easy to install and it works. Nuf said.
https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermark...ontrol/p/37586

Bought mine from Cycle Gear but I just wanted you to see what I was talking about.
I put this NEP one on my 12 650 and I like it as its cheap and works enough to shake out the right arm. Slight mod needed to fit it past the grip I think I just cut the grip a little. However I can't leave it on with the hand guards as the little lock lever points up and wont fit in there. So in the winter no cruise control for me. I might try that go cruise that looks like it would fit under the guards but would hit when you release the throttle so then what happens?
Here in Jersey its just over 40 or so. Maybe a ride to New Hope and up the 32?? over the river to FrenchTown with the small cafe with beautiful food and waitresses
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I put this NEP one on my 12 650 and I like it as its cheap and works enough to shake out the right arm. Slight mod needed to fit it past the grip I think I just cut the grip a little. However I can't leave it on with the hand guards as the little lock lever points up and wont fit in there. So in the winter no cruise control for me. I might try that go cruise that looks like it would fit under the guards but would hit when you release the throttle so then what happens?
Here in Jersey its just over 40 or so. Maybe a ride to New Hope and up the 32?? over the river to FrenchTown with the small cafe with beautiful food and waitresses
I made mine point down so its not an issue. give it a try
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I've used both a Cramp buster and a throttle lock similar to this go cruise in the link below;

Go Cruise Throttle Control Device For 7/8" Bars - TwistedThrottle.ca







Here is the Crampbuster;

https://www.crampbuster.com/why-crampbuster/





There are more expensive ones out there for sure, but if you want an inexpensive one to try, then these two represent your choices.

I started with the Crampbuster, and I really liked it, but found it a bit awkward to use. You see, they call it an "assist" because it does nothing if you let go of the hand-grip. What it does do is allow you to stop GRIPPING the throttle to keep it open. instead you rest your palm on it to keep the throttle open.

Worked fine for that, but I found that it was difficult to adjust "on the fly" as it wasn't simple to twist it in relation to the hand-grip to adjust for varying rates of travel, so there was a lot of monkeying around with it.

Then I found the Go-Cruise type throttle lock.

These grip the throttle and the the extended arm rests on your brake handle, keeping the throttle open when you let go of the throttle. It's kept open by friction, just enough to slow or stop the throttle from closing on it's own. In most cases, it will slowly slip over time, but it resists closing of the throttle all the time it's engaged and even after you let go, unlike the Crampbuster.

The advantage is you can let go completely, wave your hand around in the air, rest it on your thigh or tank, or wave at people...the throttle stays open. Really, really handy on a long stretch of road where you are travelling at a steady speed. It's also easy, once you practice with it to slip a finger over the "arm" that's resting on the brake handle and adjust your speed with a gentle turn of the throttle either way. I was never able to do that with the Cramp-buster.

Disadvantage.....it's a LOCK. A gentle friction based lock, but if you are clipping along on your bike and decide to shift gears, you have to remember to manually CLOSE the throttle during your shift or you will get a sudden increase in RPM as you engage the clutch. Again, once you are used to it it becomes second nature. With the Crampbuster, once you take your palm or hand off the throttle you decelerate, just like you are used to.

In the end I prefer the throttle lock for it's price point, it's ease of use and the comfort it provides on longer rides. Sure feels nice to take my hand off the throttle on long stretches and wiggle my fingers around.

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