I appreciate your advice and find it very useful. I've thought about investing in a better pair of gloves. And I'm not about to spend $1,200 on a cruise unit.
But the way you end kind of sounds like I've seriously pissed you off somehow:
But as I recall, you're experienced and working to modify your handlebar pullback so you probably know all of this.
For the record, I think I've been rather clear: I rode a motorcycle for six years TWENTY YEARS AGO. I've NEVER put on hoity toity airs about my being "experienced." I can document on this very forum that I have done anything BUT boast about my "experience." And I frankly have no idea whatsoever why you would characterize me that way.
Furthermore, I didn't "work" to modify ANYTHING
on the bike I bought. It CAME
with a set of mini-apehangers. I didn't put the dang things on; the previous owner did. And my crime was that I rode the bike and liked them enough that I didn't want to go through half a day of rewiring the stock bars to put them back on the bike. If doing absolutely nothing is what you mean by my "working to modify your handlebar pullback," I guess I have to stand guilty as charged.
All that said, those twenty years ago when I last rode, I put a very
cheap cruise control unit on my bike. Somehow I avoided total disaster with it. Maybe that's because I was so "experienced" or something.
I actually appreciate the advice you gave. Maybe a good set of the right kind of gloves would take care of my issue. I wouldn't care that much if a cruise unit lost some speed over time and that sort of thing, because all I'm really looking for is something to avoid experiencing "the Claw" syndrome. And I wouldn't want to add something that would look crappy on an otherwise beautiful bike if I could make things better with the right set of gloves.
I'm not here to start pissing contests. I have liked this forum and received a lot of excellent advice - including right here. But I'm also not here to be ridiculed. Especially if the person doing said ridiculing is asserting stuff about me that isn't even correct.