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post #1 of 34 Old 06-19-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy a throttle lock for the KLR. Does anyone know a couple good brands or have any experence with them Thanks, David.
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post #2 of 34 Old 06-19-2010, 05:17 PM
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Gen1 or Gen2 KLR?

Most use either a bit of bungee cord to lightly jam the throttle or a Vista Cruise.

I have some pics of how to install a Vista Cruise. Pain in the butt, but it works.

I think the bungee cord idea is the simplest, possibly the most reliable. If I had thought of it before I installed my Vista Cruise, I wouldn't have installed my Vista Cruise.

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post #3 of 34 Old 06-19-2010, 09:22 PM
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I have a Kaoko on my ST1300, and really like it. They make one for the '08 and later KLRs, but I haven't fitted one to my bike yet. I'd post their url, but i guess the forum won't let me; google kaoko. (I've only had the KLR two weeks, and the ST does the long distance duty.) The Kaoko is, in my opinion, easier to use than the Throttlemeister, at about the same price. Well made, and looks right on the bike.

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I used a Universal Vista Cruise. Quick and simple. Took about 15 minutes to put on and it does what I need it to do.

http://www.aerostich.com/universal-v...e-control.html

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I have a $10 cramp buster. For as often as i end up using it on longer rides it works perfectly. It takes a min or two of messing with it to get it at the right angle to be comfortable at cruising speed. Clips on and off in seconds. Pull it of when you get off the highway.

http://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-util...ampbuster.html

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I've got the CrampBuster too but I wouldn't consider it to be a throttle lock. It does let you open your hand while on the grip but a throttle lock will allow you to remove your hand from the grip.

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post #7 of 34 Old 07-14-2010, 06:42 PM
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i love creative fixes, but am not so sure i understand how you use bungee cord to freeze throttle in place - one or two hands, wrapped?? around what ...?
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It's so simple yer gonna go 'Doh!'.

Props to theotherbigjoe for this one.

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dddoooooohhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


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post #10 of 34 Old 07-14-2010, 09:35 PM
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I remember the first time I saw the bungie cord trick, as well as the hair rubber band trick.. So simple and yet I couldn't picture it until I saw a picture..
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