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Argee
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:48 pm    Post subject: Who uses cruise control? Reply with quote

Looking for opinions, anyone use a Go Cruise or some-such, for longer highway rides? What works well, what size did you get?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do a search for throttle rocker.

Not exactly cruise control but it certainly does take the pain out of the hand on long periods of gripping.

Careful before you get used to it or you might experience "unintended acceleration".
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed these on my Yamaha c3. I have a set of soft aftermarket grips that were just about worn out. These were such a tight fit that they now lock my throttle in place wherever I leave it. The spring return is not strong enough to spring the throttle back to idle. I absolutely love it. I have a cruise control at whatever speed I want. Don't know if I would want my throttle stuck wide open on my 170i, but for my 50cc Yamaha it is great.

Grab On Grips Grip Cover

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00230P2E4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

I use one of these on my 170i for longer rides. It's a bit awkward for stop and go travel. It does take a bit to get used to, but it is great for long rides:

Throttle Paddle cruise control lever cramp

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Throttle-Paddle-cruise-control-lever-cramp-grip-lock-standard-rocker-new-buster-/201433866930?hash=item2ee664e2b2:g:T40AAOSwHnFV04GM&vxp=mtr
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Argee
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:36 am    Post subject: found a cheap throttle assist Reply with quote

Bwa-ha! just tried this giant zip-tie idea I found on the internet, seems to work good so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam a toothpick between the grip flange and switch assembly. Old school, simple and cheap. Thats what I used for my Helix when I did highway trips back in the day. Current bike has cruise control from the factory.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: found a cheap throttle assist Reply with quote

Argee wrote:
Bwa-ha! just tried this giant zip-tie idea I found on the internet, seems to work good so far.


You just ratchet down the zip tie, and it holds your throttle in place where you leave it?

I'm doing that tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:31 am    Post subject: Re: found a cheap throttle assist Reply with quote

DeeDee wrote:
Argee wrote:
Bwa-ha! just tried this giant zip-tie idea I found on the internet, seems to work good so far.


You just ratchet down the zip tie, and it holds your throttle in place where you leave it?

I'm doing that tomorrow!


I think the zip tie is their for leverage - maybe face it the opposite direction so your palm can press against it.

Careful zipping your grip down too hard -- that sounds dangerous.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Who uses cruise control? Reply with quote

Argee wrote:
Looking for opinions, anyone use a Go Cruise or some-such, for longer highway rides? What works well, what size did you get?


A friend uses an O ring between the outside of the flared end of the grip and the switch assembly. Puts just a slight drag on the throttle.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'ma fan of the throttle rockers. Cheap and useful. The GoCruise seems interesting, but I'd want to see more feedback from users before changing to something like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lever doodad is one thing, since if you let go, the throttle still springs closed, but adding friction with a tension zip-tie, O-ring, etc., strikes me as kinda dangerous.
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