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PostSubject: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 03:08

Hi one and all
A number of years ago I got a kickback after a diesel experience on a roundabout , whilst it knacked my fairing the worst thing was the damage to my right hand and thumb.
Thought it was broken but X rays proved this was not so, just badly bruised etc the consequences are that on a long run it still effects the thumb and combined with some arthritis it tends to ache , I have to do flexing fingers whilst trying to hold the throttle and steer. Whilst I manage at the moment progression of arthritis will make life more difficult. Sad
Has anyone had experience of a Kaoko Throttle Stabiliser ? whilst it seems a might expensive it seems to answer all my problems. Any input would be gratefully accepted Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 05:06

I've never come across it before but to satisfy my curiosity I Googled it and found this review; I found it most interesting so I posted it here:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/kaoko-throttle-control/

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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 10:28

Thanks for posting the review link Mike. Looks like a very well made friction throttle control device. Not sure I could justify the expenditure as I probably do not do enough flatish, long distance riding. However, it probably wouldn't take too many trips to cost justify the expense in terms of comfort and relief.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 13:54

MadDog.........In my opinion a cruise control on a bike in the UK is an expensive luxury as there's not many roads that you could sit for miles on cruise. I find that even in the car and on motorways in the UK you no sooner set the cruise control and after a few miles the traffic bunches up and you have to knock it off. If you just want to give your right arm/wrist a short break some swear by the Crampbuster. The only problem is that you still have to keep your hand resting on the throttle. I use one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-NYLON-MOTORCYCLE-CRUISE-CONTROL-WRIST-REST-CRAMP-GRIP-THROTTLE-BUSTER-22MM-/121133202046?hash=item1c3419fa7e:g:rc8AAMXQDfdRwZDL It can be set to hold the throttle open whilst giving your hand/arm/wrist a short break. I have the same problem with arthritis and need a short ease sometimes. I only paid a fiver for mine. I wouldn't have paid the full price for something I might only use very rarely. Having said that it does work, you just have to be aware that the throttle is effectively jammed on and be prepared to shut off when need be. Look on youtube you'll see some demonstrations of this type and also some nifty diy ones.

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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 14:15

Stick the throttle on left side maybe?? Harley or Indian used left hand throttle on military models I believe (guess I will be corrected if wrong by members in USA)Laughing
Mate of mine has similar issue due to bike accident he's ok with throttle but front brake an issue as his grip is very weak
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 15:06

I would look at the item posted by terrier. I had a similar item ( Go Cruise) and it worked well for what it was. It was good for giving the hand a rest when on long flat stretches, and the price was okay.
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PostSubject: throttle stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 16:36

I used a Kaoko on two bikes but I find the cramp buster to be just as useful.  IIRC in my ST1100 days a John Deere 'O' ring on the throttle made a good friction damper but I can't recall the part number !
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 21:45

I just tried to insert some text and a couple of photos but can't seem to get the pics sorted. It's late and I'm too tired to sort it now.

Anyway, here's a link to something I put on a UK forum showing my solution.

http://www.lancsbiker.co.uk/'how-to'/diy-throttle-holder/
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 22:12

I have a Kaoko throttle holder on my 650GT. Big help. But the greatest benefit for me, who also has arthritic hands is a Cramp Buster. I had one on the last four bikes I've owned. I use the narrower version so that I can grip the whole throttle if I want to. I also shorten the tongue to about half the normal length. The reason for that is the long one would catch on my glove once in a while. The shorter length is still long enough to work fine but won't hang up on a glove.
The crampbuster allows you to rest the heel of your hand on it's extenstion to hold the throttle without wrapping the fingers around the handlebar. It's easy to slip the thing forward around the grip to get it in position for whatever speed range you want. A real boon to me.
http://www.bikebandit.com/aftermarket-parts/motorcycle-control-and-brake/grips-universal/crampbuster-single?gclid=CPyz5tC8g84CFYMdgQodI48F_w
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Wed 20 Jul 2016, 23:59

Flyingpanman wrote:
I just tried to insert some text and a couple of photos but can't seem to get the pics sorted. It's late and I'm too tired to sort it now.

Anyway, here's a link to something I put on a UK forum showing my solution.

http://www.lancsbiker.co.uk/'how-to'/diy-throttle-holder/

Your link does not work for me. It is asking me to login, or the path of your link is invalid.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Thu 21 Jul 2016, 05:21

Easyrider wrote:
Flyingpanman wrote:
I just tried to insert some text and a couple of photos but can't seem to get the pics sorted. It's late and I'm too tired to sort it now.

Anyway, here's a link to something I put on a UK forum showing my solution.

http://www.lancsbiker.co.uk/'how-to'/diy-throttle-holder/

Your link does not work for me. It is asking me to login, or the path of your link is invalid.

Same here !
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Thu 21 Jul 2016, 05:26

Sorry, I thought it was a basically open to read forum.

Having difficulties with this site and pics. Some image hosting site wants my password and can't remember it, plus this site seems very slow/hesitant. My personal album is "moderated" or whatever, and in total not having an easy process to post pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Thu 21 Jul 2016, 11:13

I, once in a while use cut and modified cramp buster I carry with.

Tried Throttle Meister on my Concours=too much mickey mouse to use.

O-ring on Concours---not so handy

Both SilverWings, NEP----with some mods, maybe best.

Had GoCruise on my TU250----ok and probably will use on my next new bike...as easy to put on.

My Kawasaki Voyager, 4 cylinder had electric cruise control=never again for me==gives shot of gas just when you don't need it. But otherwise nice bike, if you like to ride a barge, could fall on side without hurting anything, auto valve adjust!! even radio and wonderful gas mileage, 2 step centerstand.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Thu 21 Jul 2016, 12:24

A cheap wide rubber band will add relief on one of those long rides. I throw a couple of them somewhere on the bike and pull one out when I am on that kind of a ride. My Silverwing is an "in town" bike for me as I have an 1800 Goldwing with cruise control for the long rides.

I am considering adding a throttle lock. I have a cramp buster on the Silverwing as well.

I have used an O ring in the past too.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Thu 21 Jul 2016, 13:34

I used my $20 Go Cruise throttle lock on a 1200 mile ride in June and it worked like a champ. Probably one of the better $20 investments I've made when it comes to things with motors! I highly recommend it. It's cheap enough that you can always buy something else if you're not happy with the product!
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Thu 21 Jul 2016, 14:44

I use the Vista Cruise Throttle Clamp. Easy to install, not that expensive, and easy to use. Looks like it is an OEM feature.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Fri 22 Jul 2016, 08:58

I've used Vista Cruise Throttle Lock/Clamp on my other rides and also have it on my SWing. It's simple to install and easy to use. You adjust the holding tension yourself to what you prefer and it "unlocks" with a flick of your thumb. I've been using these for many many years with no problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Fri 22 Jul 2016, 10:36

Tanks for all the info on cruise control , tried Utube and two novelty cheapies there , one made from cable tie and the other a but steel wire. So I'm gonna try them and see if they're any good , will let you know how I get on.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Fri 22 Jul 2016, 11:29

Further to my previous posts, I discovered why no-one could access the link. It was to a "Members Only" area of the forum. I moved the post to an open browsing part of the forum. Please tell me if it doesn't work for you. Here's a link to it...

LancsBiker.co.uk
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Fri 22 Jul 2016, 12:58

It works, thank you. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Sat 23 Jul 2016, 05:23

Sorry, but it looks bad. I would try the O-ring first before going the wire ties method. That's my 2¢.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Sat 23 Jul 2016, 10:37

I've used a couple of Throttle Rockers to good effect, but I always end up losing them. I don't think I've ever needed a cruise control, I don't use the one on our car, and my Go Cruise permanently sits inside the lid pocket of my Givi top box unused year after year.
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PostSubject: Re: Throttle Stabiliser   Sat 23 Jul 2016, 14:49

Easyrider wrote:
Sorry, but it looks bad. I would try the O-ring first before going the wire ties method. That's my 2¢.

Whatever you may think, it's been working on that ST1100 for four years now. I've also had another on my Kawasaki KLV1000 for 18 months. That bike has brushguards fixed to the handlebar ends and so does my silver wing now. An O-ring would mean dismantling the handlebar ends.

With the Silver wing, you can't just pull the clutch and coast while you adjust your dress/scratch your bum/whatever with your right hand. Therefore it becomes more useful than on manual bikes.


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