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post #1 of 21 Old 05-08-2011, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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My hand goes numb in the thumb after about 10 miles. I have to have some sort of cruise or I might as well hang it up. I have been looking. I have seen several solutions. Is the bungee cord solution truly as good as the $125 Throttlemeister? By good, I mean effective. It sure as heck is more cost effective. I saw draley's phone mount using bungee cords. I am going to shamelessly copy that. I realize that this can be a safety issue, but with my hand distracting me, I think I have an issue that outweighs the cruise issue. It isn't vibration. I have sensory neuropathy in my feet and my hands. Any help and advice would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-08-2011, 06:16 PM
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I've never used one, but you might consider (for around $9) one of those Cramp Busters that will possibly take some of the strain off your hand but only you would know if it might work.

As far as throttle locks go, I'm a big fan of the Kaoko lock. It's easy to install, small and unobtrusive, not much sticking out to break if your right bar hits the ground hard and is very simple to use. It's the only one I've ever used, so I can't compare it to anything else. It might be worth taking a look at. Downside, of course, is the price range you mentioned which kind of sucks. Good luck in finding a solution as I'm sure it's very aggravating.



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I had the same problem, I tried the crampbuster and I like it but you have to pay attention in city traffic, you can end up grabbing for a lot of front brake and have your palm giving gas at the same time. I cut it much thinner which helped alot but I found that the key is riding all the time and now I can ride for 150 miles without stopping and have no trouble. The problem with relying on a cruise control for me would be if you get into 30 miles of twisty roads you would have to stop every 10 miles because it would be unsafe to have a throttle lock on.

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I have neuropathy in hands-throttlemeister on DL1000. Kaoko on KLR....Love it!

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Give this a try. I think I'm going to order one.
http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html
Now that's a pretty nifty device: never seen one of those before.



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I use one of these Vista Cruise Control throttle lockers - it lets you adjust the throttle even when it's locked. It was 35 bucks and took about a half hour to install. Works okay. Used a "brake away" throttle lock on my DL-650 - they are pretty nice too.

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i have the kaoko, i have the same problem, the dealey works great , i have several friends that use them , as well as others, i tried the other one , too vulnerable in a drop or laydown the kaoko is pretty much bullet proof
one thing for sure on the open road it's nice to rest the right, makes a ride a lot more enjoyble...
later amigo...
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Thank you all for the replies. I am going to have to go cheap on this one. The family minivan just crapped the tranny, so fun, fun, fun. So bungee cord world, here I come.
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Give this a try. I think I'm going to order one.....
Thanks for the link (it would not allow me to post a URL yet, so I had to modify your quote). I placed an order for one yesterday and got an e-mail today saying that it has been shipped out. I should have it by the weekend so I'll let you guys know how it works.
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