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PostSubject: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2009 5:01 pm

Silverwing "DOH!" cruise control $3.50 + FREE SHIPPING
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2009 5:32 pm

Looks too good to be true, and in addition, a bit dangerous.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2009 5:50 pm

I say....If it looks like a rip off, there’s a good chance it is.
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PostSubject: Control...   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2009 6:22 pm

When I first sat down to reply here, I had intended to get a little dirty... I just couldn't help it. Reading the description and looking at the image... bad thoughts came to my mind. Now that I have settled down and analyzed it a little more, it does look like a $3.50 rubber band or "O" ring. Nothing bad, just seems like you could find something around the house that would do the job...well,,,, there I go back to the gutter... sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2009 8:13 pm

There are just a bunch of throttle locks on the market. I purchased a NEP and installed it the first part of the year and it has worked very well for me on those long flat roads around Oklahoma. Sure saves on the wrist. Here is a thread:

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/merchant.mvc?store_code=CST&screen=PROD&product_code=177

There's a good reason I chose the NEP over the other manufactures...and it was not the price. See if you figure why I purchased NEP over the others. Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2009 11:19 pm

I've used a thick O-ring on a Honda GL1100 in a long ride once, I'd seen the ad for the yellow O-ring before at an online vendor's site. Since I had a kit of O-rings from Harbor Freight I just tried a couple different sizes until I had one that would hold reasonably well. I don't think they're any more dangerous than the $30 throttle locks, easy to override and if the bike goes over the tilt switch will shut it off. When the weather gets lousy this fall or winter I'm going to install a Rostra all electronic cruise control on my SW. I put one on a Goldwing Interstate and my old truck, the unit really works well. Relatively easy to install since there's only one unit, no vacuum accumulator or separate actuator.
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PostSubject: $1.00 Cruise control   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 04, 2009 9:22 am

Hi,

I went to a local car parts dealer and tried various size o-rings. Found one that works ok. Easy to use. Cost me $1.00.
Of course, you have to turn back the throttle with a twist of your hand as releasing the throttle grip will no longer automatically back off the throttle while the o-ring is in place. The o-ring just nips between the end of the throttle grip and the end weight. I only use mine when on long rides on highways. Tend not to use it in town.
I do find that over a few minutes the throttle tends to creep back down, but it does give me a couple to minutes to remove my hand from the throttle for a stretch of the fingers.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 04, 2009 6:10 pm

Humm not sure if that might be dangerous since your mind thinks the throttle will go back down. I have one of those plastic palm clips. Under ten bucks and your palm just rests on it and it take the pressure off of your wrist and hand. I just love mine. I put a throttle control on my other bike and once I got this I never used it again. You can spin it around and sort of adjust it to whatever speed you are going.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 04, 2009 6:36 pm

driftwoodpoint wrote:
Humm not sure if that might be dangerous since your mind thinks the throttle will go back down. I have one of those plastic palm clips. Under ten bucks and your palm just rests on it and it take the pressure off of your wrist and hand. I just love mine. I put a throttle control on my other bike and once I got this I never used it again. You can spin it around and sort of adjust it to whatever speed you are going.
I got the wide version that came out ,it's awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 04, 2009 11:29 pm

Where can you order one of the palm clips? Sounds like something I definitely need.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 04, 2009 11:38 pm

skydad99 wrote:
Where can you order one of the palm clips? Sounds like something I definitely need.
MotoEssentials.com
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 6:29 am

They're often called Cramp Busters - lots of places sell them on line as well as in-store.
The BMW dealers near us has them on the shelf.......... at twice the normal price!
(Why am I not surprised?)

PS Am I alone in thinking the yellow band looks just like a rolled up c*nd*m or is my mind dirtier than anyone else's. Shocked (No offence meant)
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 8:18 am

skydad99 wrote:
Where can you order one of the palm clips? Sounds like something I definitely need.


I had a Crampbuster, but it interfered with an emergency braking maneuver and I ended up braking with the throttle still accelerating ... I took it off that night.

I have the Wrist Rest ( http://newstyleleathers.com/wrist_rest.html ) which pivots and has never interfered with braking ... in fact I have TWO ... one on each side.
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I have a Crampbuster. I didn't like it until I added Manic Salamanders to my handlebars. Now I can position the Crampbuster half on the handlebar and half on the weight, so that I can avoid it when I want to and use it when I want, without moving it. I have small hands, so this might not work for some of you.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 7:03 pm

So Dennis, don't keep us in suspense any longer: WHY did you choose the NEP?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi Matthew,

OK, here it is....both the Vista Cruise and the NEP throttle locks
are fine products and do what they are suppost to. I had a chance to look at both very closely side by side when installed on Silverwing throttle grips.

The reason I went with the NEP is.......the postion of the thumb latch when mounted on the swings throttle grip. As you can see on the above photo's the thumb latch is much higher on the NEP. On the Vista Cruise it seemed that the positioning of the thumb latch was much lower and interfered with a persons thumb when starting the scooter. I have arthritis in both my thumbs and this was a very important thing to me.

Vista Cruise:
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control?   Has anyone tried this $3.50 cruise control? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 06, 2009 11:56 am

Thanks Dennis. Glad it works well for you.
Ride safe............
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