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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle lock?

Any one use a throttle lock? Likes? Dislikes? Brand to look for? V Star 1100
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There are quite a few options out there of which I've tried several over the years but right now I'm using this cheap setup and it certainly does the job.
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Personally I have the GO Cruise style throttle control . It holds well enough that you can let go for quite awhile. yes it will slowly release the throttle over time but you have rested your hand long enough that it's not an issue. The biggest advantage i find IMO is that it never "locks" the throttle. You can roll on or off with little interference if needed. Easily adjustable to maintain speed. It's just friction holding the throttle.. not "locking" it. Cost is cheap..usually found for under $30.

Personally i would have one of these on my Bike over any mechanical locking device. Can be easily installed or removed without tools at anytime such as if your concerned on it being stolen just take it off and it can go in your pocket..


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I've got one like this - https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-VISTA-C...-/371901655533

Like Mrdub said, " It holds well enough that you can let go for quite awhile. yes it will slowly release the throttle over time but you have rested your hand long enough that it's not an issue. The biggest advantage i find IMO is that it never "locks" the throttle. You can roll on or off with little interference if needed. Easily adjustable to maintain speed. It's just friction holding the throttle.. not "locking" it. Cost is cheap..usually found for under $30," my experience is identical. Only thing I'll add is the bike will slow and speed up as you go up and down hills. Maybe stating the obvious, it is not "cruise control".
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If you travel any distance at all then a throttle lock is a must have item. Your right hand will thank you! I have used NEP cruise controls on several bikes, also have used the Omni cruise style. All are good, some just have advantages over others. Currently on my 650 I'm using one I made myself. It has a small lever that is adjustable so I control how hard it grips the throttle similar to the vista cruise. It should be noted that any throttle lock should be adjusted so you can roll off the throttle easily in an emergency, ie. not LOCKED!
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I bought the Kuryakyn 6218 Universal Econo-Throttle Assist. It's a Throttle Lock but it's a friction lock and even when locked, I can rotate the throttle if needed. I got it a few years back on sale for like $25. It stays put over time though - no slow roll. As mentioned, it's not a cruise control and will not maintain a constant speed in any sort of hilly travel. Also, I just cannot use it at all when riding in a group. Seems nobody maintains any sort of consistant speed when riding in a group

I also have one on those slip-on palm rests. This too helps on long rides. You can release your grip and maintain speed with just the pressure of your palm. Two cheap solutions that really helped.
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My issue with the Kuryakyn 6218 is it has that double mounting point that has the bar that crosses the right switches..The other major issue for me is too many adjustments.. if you over tighten or don't adjust it properly both can have issues.

The Go cruise is simple and no adjustments.. i'd rather the throttle slowly roll off than be difficult to roll off or having to fuss with getting it off if too tight.. I guess I like simple .

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the omni-cruise has no slow roll off. it stays put indefinitely until you manually twist the throttle.

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A throttle boss came on my bike when I bought it. You can use the edge of your palm and loosen your fingers or flat palm the throttle. Use it all the time and has adjustable angle.
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