Throttle cruise control - 1100 custom - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 6Likes
  • 1 Post By lesblank
  • 1 Post By bevo1981
  • 1 Post By KCW
  • 1 Post By eruby
  • 1 Post By nycruiserman
  • 1 Post By skypupbob
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2018, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 17
Throttle cruise control - 1100 custom

Hi All, I've planned my first long road trip and am worried about throttle grip fatigue.
Yes I know it sounds soft but my hand does get tired, cramps and goes numb on long rides. So please post your suggestions, after market devices and advice please?
My route is Phoenix, Mormon Lake, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Route 66, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Page back to Payson.
Thanks in advance
Tiff913

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Tiff913 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2018, 05:44 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,768
Garage
Used this for years, simple, cheap and works well. You can't take you hand totally off but you can rest your hand fully open and your palm does all the work.

Tiff913 likes this.

2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 12:38 AM
Super Moderator
 
bevo1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 12,840
Tiff913 likes this.

on a steel horse I ride
i create motorcycle videos. check them out here

bevo1981 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 06:40 AM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4,967
Garage
There is one thing you can do yourself to avoid fatigue in your right hand. Instead of holding the throttle with all 4 fingers, stick out your index finger and rest it on part of the brake lever or the bracket that holds it.

That way you are not using your hand, wrist and forearm to control the throttle and hold it steady, you are only using your index finger as the base, and rolling the throttle with your other 3 fingers and thumb.
Tiff913 likes this.
KCW is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Senior Member
 
eruby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Posts: 142
Garage
I use the Crampbuster like lesblank as well as this Kuryakyn Econo-Throttle Assist
Tiff913 likes this.

'05 V Star 1100 Silverado $2000
Jardine Rumblers Slash Cut Slip-ons $50
Ext. Depot Billet ORK $120
LED Daymaker Headlight from Amazon $59
LED Driving Lights attached to Stock Turn Signal Stems $29
SuperbrightLEDs High Power Brake LED w/ Brake Flasher $18
SuperbrightLEDs "Switchback" Front LED Bulbs $28
Unibar Engine Guard $35
Rear Fender Mini Luggage Rack $25
Throttle Assist $32
Cruising with the Wind in your Face - Priceless
https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
eruby is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 04:12 PM
Junior Member
 
rslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 17
I have one of these on my 1100 works great.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	779D2839-A109-4B10-9947-D6D12EEDB607_1538687527188.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	7.7 KB
ID:	82490  
rslinger is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-05-2018, 12:06 AM
Junior Member
 
nycruiserman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 8
Garage
I use the Kuryakyn Mechanical Throttle Cruise Assist. Had it for years and love it! Blends right into the bar end, especially if you pair it with the bar weight for the clutch side. The rolling it back with the pinky finger takes a little getting used to at first but not a big deal. If you have any problems with the dexterity (or a short pinky), I suggest before you take off to roll it to a point just before it starts to grab so it's easier to manipulate while you're cruising. I do this whenever I know I'm doing more than city streets and have never had any problems. Easy to install, looks good, and is built well.

(For me it is P/N 6284 which covers All '99-'09 V Star 1100 Models, All '09-'17 V Star 950 Models, All '07-'17 V Star 1300 Models, All '99-'13 Royal Star Venture, All '04-'14 Road Star 1700 Models, All '06-'14 Roadliner Stratoliner & Stratoliner Deluxe Models, All '08-'17 Raider Models, & '11-'17 Stryker Models)
Tiff913 likes this.

NYCruiserMan
Rochester, NY

2004 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom
National Cycle SwitchBlade Quick Release Windshield
Baron Kickback Risers (4" riser, 1.5" pull back)
Kuryakyn ISO Grips
Kuryakyn Mechanical Throttle Cruise Assist
Yamaha Floorboards with Heel/Toe shifter
Kuryakyn ISO Floorboards (passenger)
Sissy bar (PO installed)
Saddlemen Express Drifter Bags w/Edge Quick Release Brackets
Clear Alternatives LED Integrated Tail Light
Jardine Slip-Ons (PO installed)
nycruiserman is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-05-2018, 10:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Boise
Posts: 133
The throttle lock that I have used for years is a Vista Cruise. I have also used a Omni-Cruise like Bevo, in the picture above and it works well too, I've found that on long trips, anything that lets you take your right hand off the grip to scratch, shake your arm out, or just let it relax in your lap, can have a huge affect on the fatigue levels and enjoyment of the ride. Cuz if your arm and hand are cramping , then you're probably not having much fun.
I've tried the Crampbuster and tho it was an improvement, you still have to hold your arm out and can't let it relax.
Tiff913 likes this.
skypupbob is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome