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PostSubject: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Tue 12 Apr 2011, 20:58

Hey All,

Check out what I installed. Very simple, actually idiot proof. Cost $20 and free shipping and a 1 year warranty. I also have the Grip Puppies, so I needed to peel it back 1/2"

The SilverWing take the small 7/8"

http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html






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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 13 Apr 2011, 05:47

Thanks!
Just the information I wanted - I saw these on another forum and was wondering about which size to get as I, too, have Grip Puppies.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 13 Apr 2011, 08:00

Thanks for the photos. Looks interesting. My only question is how does this release if you have a fast or emergency stop? Their web site doesn't answer that either.

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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 13 Apr 2011, 08:39

I think the grip of the device is sufficiently 'weak' to allow the rider to just close the throttle in an emergency or even in ordinary riding.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 13 Apr 2011, 08:55

It would seem that the clamp lock lever can be positioned so that the closing of the brake lever opens the clamp.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 13 Apr 2011, 10:05

I have a "Vista Cruse" control. I also have Grip Puppies. There is plenty of room for both items on the handlebar. The Vista Cruse has a "thumb" release/activate. I like it in that you can activate or release it without touching the brake lever. Once you start using such a device, it becomes "second nature" as to when and how to start/stop it....just like the feel of thr brake levers or throttle in slowing down, stopping or accelerating.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Thu 14 Apr 2011, 00:26

GWPSI,

The Go Cruise has just enough grip to hold the throttle in place. You can easily disengage it by rolling the throttle forward. I will hope to check it out tomorrow and report back after a test ride.

billc,

Howdy fellow Atlantan. Can you post some pics of the Vista Cruise. I am curious on how to install it and what it looks like.

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Thu 14 Apr 2011, 11:49

Erick, good to hear from you. Vista-Cruise picture was posted today on this site by BuickGuy. Mine looks similar to that.
Its a very easy (10 min.) install and adjustment and works great for me.
I am in Chamblee so if you want to see my bike, PM me and we could meet somewhere nearby. billc.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 27 Apr 2011, 23:44

Hi All,

Wanted to give you an update on the throttle lock.

I used it a few times, works great, no issue so far.

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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Thu 28 Apr 2011, 03:53

Thanks, Erick. Mine's on order. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Thu 28 Apr 2011, 22:12

I can see that being a member of this site it going to cost me some $$$. Just bought a couple and will anxiously await the arrival.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Mon 02 May 2011, 13:20

It arrived this morning! Smile

I had to roll back the Grip Puppy and will trim it after I've tried the device on the road.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Mon 02 May 2011, 15:34

Hey Mike,

You are correct. I rolled back my grip puppy, slipped the silcone type ring, then installed the throttle control.

I did not cut mine, just in case I wanted to remove my throttle control.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Mon 02 May 2011, 15:44

Thanks, Eric - circumcision's not my thing! Razz
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PostSubject: Great little device   Wed 11 May 2011, 20:32

Got mine last week. A very simple item that works very well. The clamp put enough pressure to hold the throttle in place. You can make minor adjustment with your index finger or roll back on the throttle to achieve the speed you need.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Thu 01 Mar 2012, 11:59

Bumping this because there seems to be discussion about throttle locks. I got one of these and it works fine for what it is and for my limited needs.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 17:48

Just installed Go Cruise throttle control, works great, very easy install, inexpensive $21.95, thought I would try something cheap before spending big bucks on Brakeaway cruise control. Ride Safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 17:59

Have one as well. Love it! No issues. Cruise that you can remove and put in your pocket in 2 seconds, whats not to love!!
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 18:14

hey thanks guys ! ive been looking into throttle lock or Cruise and it seems to work easy enough so I got one coming also ! Can't wait to try it !
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 19:02

Mine is hidden away in the lid pocket of my Givi E55, it does the job but I can't remember the last time I used it or needed it. It might have been useful if I'd installed it for the long autobahn stretches when I was in Germany in early June, but having it stashed away in the top box I forgot it was there.

Binning the highly recommended Grip Puppies was my best ever throttle improvement, being stupid enough to buy and fit them was the worst. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 21:07

Hi Guys and Gals. I just installed a new Vista Cruise throttle lock on my Swing and it works great. I had to do a little tweeking with a file to make it fit between the cables but other than that it was an easy install. I started using this throttle lock in 1981 on my Goldwing and have used one on all the bikes I've had since than. It works great and every once in awhile you need to remember to take it off and clean it and reinstall it and adjust it to your liking which takes very little time. Its a very nice addition to the Swing. Now I'm starting to look for a tunnel bag to add to the swing. I would like one with a map pouch on the top any one have any ideas. I almost forgot I got my vista cruise throttle lock from Harber's cycle on e-bay for $25.95.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 05:48

I just installed a Breakaway Cruise Control. A lot more expensive, but outstanding quality and it functions flawlessly. All in all extremely happy with the Breakaway.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 05:52

Don't think we have a road long enough or straight enough in the Uk to justify cruise control, any type of throttle control apart from the right wrist!

Just about to 'Google' Grip Puppies' haven't a clue about them. Interest piqued.

Interest un-piqued!

See what they are now. My gloves will suffice. Don't see a need for myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 06:20

I bought a Go Cruise Throttle Control but having tried it out on the motorways here found it not to my liking.
Although the roads are straight for long distances the volume of traffic means constant adjustments to speed are necessary and resetting the gadget constantly proved too much of a distraction.
Fortunately, it's a very cheap bit of kit and I can see that it would be idea for use on empty roads such as one sees in programmes about the American 'wilderness'.

As for the Grip Puppies, I like them very much; they 'cured' the irritating vibration through the bars I experienced and the increased diameter of the grips suits my boney hands.

Horses for courses. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 06:24

MikeO wrote:
Horses for courses. Smile

So true and so many people cannot see that either! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 06:50

I agree with the comments on using cruise controls on UK and European roads, and I'd say a Throttle Rocker is of more use.

The pipe lagging a.k.a. Grip Puppies may insulate your hands from vibration but they also do a pretty effective job of keeping the warmth from those expensive heated grips getting through to your hands.

But as you say horses for courses.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 08:00


I have cruise control on both my car and truck but have never used it
on either .
I know it's nice on long trips, but I just can't bring my self to use it.

Those of you want it on your Wings, more power to you but it's
not my cup of tea.

I guess I'm just a control freak with a heavy hand on the throttle.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 08:08

Meldrew wrote:
I agree with the comments on using cruise controls on UK and European roads, and I'd say a Throttle Rocker is of more use.


Just Googled 'throttle rocker', another company that has bit the dust!
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 13:01

My main reason for using my throttle friction lock is to avoid repetitive stress injuries (RSI). Going on long-distance rides maintaining a relatively constant speed can be hard on the wrist and hands. Being able to let go of the throttle helps me relax a lot more and enjoy the ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 13:56

kbcmdba wrote:
My main reason for using my throttle friction lock is to avoid repetitive stress injuries (RSI). Going on long-distance rides maintaining a relatively constant speed can be hard on the wrist and hands. Being able to let go of the throttle helps me relax a lot more and enjoy the ride.

Come on, repetitive stress injuries are you serious? We've all used our right hands for another friction based activity since puberty yet I bet no one's got RSI. Wink

It's like saying you need an Airhawk seat cushion to to avoid bed sores on long distance rides.

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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 21:14

Maybe for you but for me, yes, I'm very serious. I do get pain in my wrist if I go long-distances without giving it a break. The throttle friction lock gives me a safe and easy wait to reduce the pain and keep me enjoying my rides.
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 22:12

Waspie wrote:
MikeO wrote:
Horses for courses. Smile

So true and so many people cannot see that either! Smile Could it be they're looking at the wrong end of the horse and think it's a mirror? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Go Cruise Throttle Control   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 21:22

I got mine today and took it for a test run ! Love it ! It works great ! If you dont have any cruise try one you will like it !
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