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post #1 of 36 Old 11-05-2011, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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KLR cruise control.....simple and unobtrusive

Im to the point now were I have to drone on the pavement for a couple hours to get to some place I havent ridden.

Droning on the pavement puts a few vibes thru the bars and my hands need a rest occasionally. Alot of my other bikes have cruise in some form.....I need KLR cruise. Also my BMW could use the same.....and my Ural.

So Im off to find something universal, simple and that doesnt get in the way.

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This little guy costs $20 and so far I gotta say, I like it.

It works....its simple......easy to use.....unobtrusive......and it will work on all my bikes.

I bought one to try it out.....after riding a couple of my bikes with it on I think Im going to order enough to put 1 on all of them.

It works great on the KLR.....but I use Scott grips and they are narrower near the switch housing so I had to use the included band but no problem.
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I've been on the fence about throttle locks for some time now. Time to get off and just say I'm against their use. May never be an issue but in that split second or longer it takes to release it could be the difference between an accident or not. I'll err toward safety and the occasional hand cramp.

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I've been on the fence about throttle locks for some time now. Time to get off and just say I'm against their use. May never be an issue but in that split second or longer it takes to release it could be the difference between an accident or not. I'll err toward safety and the occasional hand cramp.

Flame on.
You don't need to release or unlock it.....it never locks in place. Simply close the throttle with your hand.
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I will have to admit this is one of the better ones offered, but still defeats the return springs. And please don't take as a personal attack, just my 2 cents.

A local here and his bike wound up in a guard rail in the middle of a turn. Said he was using a similar device, forgot about it, was in too hot by the time he could back off the throttle and bam. I really think he panicked and forgot to lean while fiddling with it. Either way the damage was done.
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these are for droning Along on the superslab, not in twisties

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Just got the same one! Love it.

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Cool - I ordered the crampbuster, from crampbuster .com. similar but works with the weight of your hand. simple install, if you want to check it out.
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Cool - I ordered the crampbuster, from crampbuster .com. similar but works with the weight of your hand. simple install, if you want to check it out.
My girlfriend uses on her BMW.....well, did use. Its wide enough that she was having trouble with it getting in the way when she was riding off-road so she kept having to take it off.

This search for a cruise control was for her....cause she hated the crampbuster getting in the way and the hassle of taking it off and putting it on.

Im hoping this is narrow enough she can just leave it on.....but if not it goes off and on FAR easier then the 'buster and doesnt require adjusting to get it in the right place.

I have big enough hands I can hold the throttle open with my palm so I got a built in crampbuster.
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I have both of those items on my bike. Use depends on circumstance

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