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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2018, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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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.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 06:40 AM
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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.
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I use the Crampbuster like lesblank as well as this Kuryakyn Econo-Throttle Assist
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I have one of these on my 1100 works great.
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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.

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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.
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