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post #1 of 5 Old 07-26-2013, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from raleigh nc

Hey Everyone, I'm a 48 year old Father of 2 and I just bought a 2013 yellow and black KLR 650 and I am having fun with this thing. Sold the Harley and went japanese. These bikes are alot of fun, and they are easy to handle, and it takes everything I gave it so far. I would like to find a throttle lock that would alleviate the numb throttle hand, but I guess thats another thread.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-26-2013, 01:51 AM
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Welcome to the forum Boomground!
I had a Kaoko throttle lock on but never really liked it. I removed it when I installed Barkbusters.
A different member said he used a simple piece of rubber tubing fastened to the handlebar at one end, then pulled the loose end down between the throttle grip and housing. I tried it it and it works fine. Cheap and effective.
All it really does is provide friction to hold the throttle in position the same as any throttle lock. Easy to adjust or overcome in a hurry if needed.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-26-2013, 03:28 AM
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Welcome to all things KLR.

I'm using a universal Vista Cruise for a thottle lock. Does the trick just fine.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-26-2013, 08:51 AM
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Welcome to all things KLR.

I'm using a universal Vista Cruise for a thottle lock. Does the trick just fine.
Thanks for reminding me of that brand. That is what I have on my cruiser and you're right it works well. Much better than the Kaoko I paid over $60 for.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-26-2013, 06:24 PM
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welcome to the forum

congrats on the new ride, good colour choice too
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