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post #1 of 10 Old 07-17-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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NEP Throttle Lock Install

I have purchased an NEP C4 throttle lock for my DL1000. I installed it by zip tying one of the two tabs that stick out to the throttle cable housing. Unfortunately, the zip tie sliped off because of the way the cable housing is shaped and vibration. I have heard of folks drilling a hole in the throttle lock, making a loop with a zip tie through the hole, then going around the housing and through the zip tie loop with another zip tie. Does someone have a picture of this because I can't figure it out. Or if there is a better way (other than the wire to the screw method) I would love to see that as well.

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I used a longer screw in the switch housing and a short length of 3/8" aluminum rod drilled in the center to space the screw head out the proper distance. A short strip of aluminum between bolted to the CC4 and run to that screw finished the job.


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I justed used heavy duty double sided sticky foam and stuck it to the housing. Works great and no play. You can take it off with floss and return it to original.
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Here is another option. I used sticky-backed industrial velcro (Home Depot). Just clean the surfaces well with alcohol before application. Never had it move.
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I used two zip-ties. I found that when I used one tie it twisted the NEP enough that it wanted to bind and drag the throttle. I decided to use two ties, one around the throttle housing, and the other through a hole I drilled in the CC4 to the other tie. Then it didn't twist the CC4 and all worked well.



This was actually the second installation, First time I had it above the throttle cable housing. It worked perfectly there and was better than current but after I did another mod I had to mount it as shown.

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Thanks to all for the suggestions. I did the double sided tape thing. I attached the bottom piece of the throttle lock to the throttle housing so that the tape would not be visible. It worked like a champ and only took me about 5 minutes to do.

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NEP CC4 Installation on DL1000

I read through many of the posts on installing the CC4 on the DL1000 and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so after dorking around with the throttle lock, I figured out a good way to tie it down to my throttle cable housing without the CC4 twisting and binding the action.

I drilled two small holes at the top corners of the "C" shaped part (that is supposed to fit around the throttle cable) and used two small wire ties to get it to hold tightly without bending/warping. Here are close-ups of the front and back along with a photo of the final product.

This is a simple, yet effective throttle lock - I find it works very well. If I traveled long distances regularly, I'd consider a more expensive cruise control, but for my needs, this simple device works fine and will give my right hand an occasional break!
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The bottom of the throttle housing there is a drain hole.

I drilled a second hole for the drain

Used a sheet metal screw in the original hole.

Put the "fork" of the NEP around the screw.

This puts the control lever where your thumb can operate it normally

Ultimately used a small wire tie into a notch in the fork so it can/t slip out

After about a year it needed a tightening but othewise is fine
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I read through many of the posts on installing the CC4 on the DL1000 and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so after dorking around with the throttle lock, I figured out a good way to tie it down to my throttle cable housing without the CC4 twisting and binding the action.

I drilled two small holes at the top corners of the "C" shaped part (that is supposed to fit around the throttle cable) and used two small wire ties to get it to hold tightly without bending/warping. Here are close-ups of the front and back along with a photo of the final product.

This is a simple, yet effective throttle lock - I find it works very well. If I traveled long distances regularly, I'd consider a more expensive cruise control, but for my needs, this simple device works fine and will give my right hand an occasional break!
Can you tell me what kind of grips those are?
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-16-2012, 05:22 PM
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Grips

I initially installed foam "Grip Puppies" and when they wore out, I changed over to the $9/pair "Progrip 714's" (see attached). Soft, comfortable, and durable with excellent grip. They also dampen a bit of the vibration you get from long rides. I'd definitely buy another set and recommend them!
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