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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bar end throttle lock...where to get them?

Some of you guys may have seen these...You replace your bar ends with these type of bar ends and it makes it a throttle lock. The ones I saw on a bike was on a Kawi and were chrome to also dress it up and looked like a typical bar end. The way it worked was if you pulled back on the throttle with the bar end, it would lock the throttle for cruise control. To disengage, you simply twist just the bar end a little and it unlocked, or just roll foward on the throttle and bar end at the same time. Kinda hard to explain, but anyone know where to get these? I checked with my local shops and they've never heard of anything like this. The guy told me where he got them, but of course I forgot the website. These would do wonders for the right hand on a long ride.
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Awesome! That's exactly what I was looking for. The guy said he liked them and it worked well...anyone have their to put in on these that personally has them?
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 11:22 PM
 
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can't that be dangerous
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can't that be dangerous
theres a whole warning page if theres any confusion

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Awesome! That's exactly what I was looking for. The guy said he liked them and it worked well...anyone have their to put in on these that personally has them?
i dont know anyone around here with them, but they look useful if youre keen enough.
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There are other types of cruise as well. They have the one that goes between your grip and the forward controls... you flip down this piece and basically wedges itself to hold the grip in the current position.

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It disengages easily and I'll only be using it on the highway during long rides. I just hope for that kinda money, they do what it says. These seem safer than the ones gas man was mentioning too. I was hoping someone on here has a set and how well they do work. I don't want to be going done the road and it disengages and the engine brake throws me foward!
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Yeah I was talking about the vista cruise...as seen here on ebay.




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Now that setup, I would think, would be a lil' slower to disengage in an emergency situation. To where the other one, you just roll the throttle foward or the bar end, and thats it. Plus it isn't technically "locked"
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Now that setup, I would think, would be a lil' slower to disengage in an emergency situation. To where the other one, you just roll the throttle foward or the bar end, and thats it. Plus it isn't technically "locked"
I can speak from experience. The vista cruise can be backed off by simply rolling off the throttle. I've never seen one you couldn't. I do like the throttlemister concept for both looks and function. If it wasn't so pricey. I would get one for my Gixxer. I just don't ride it on long trips enough to justify the expense.

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I'd think that'd be a dangerous if you let a little road grime get on it... or after waxing... and the it gets slick... you might have trouble twisting it in an emergancy... though
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You don't have to twist it in an emergency. All they do is put constant pressure on the throttle. You can back it off by simply rolling off the throttle. The big warning about all theses things is, You have to back off the throttle. Not just let it go.

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You don't have to twist it in an emergency. All they do is put constant pressure on the throttle. You can back it off by simply rolling off the throttle. The big warning about all theses things is, You have to back off the throttle. Not just let it go.
ahh... ok.. intresting
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$130 to $147 for the R1. I guess it wouldn't be too bad on open interstate riding, but the way I ride it would be a dangerous accessory for me.
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I'm sure this unit has some sort of detent spring to keep it from slowly clamping down. That would be my only real concern other than price.

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Well the ones I saw, the throttle worked as normal...unless you rolled back on the throttle and the end at the same time, then it locked. He disengaged it by just rolling the end foward or the throttle and the end at the same time. I know they're pricey, but doesn't look bad at all and when I take it to work, its 32 miles one way and about 27 miles of it is open highway. Living in PA, there is a lot of wide open straight roads without a red light in sight, so I would get my use out of it! Maybe if there are enough people that want to get these, maybe we could contact the site owner if he'd do a group buy.
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Maybe if there are enough people that want to get these, maybe we could contact the site owner if he'd do a group buy.
The price would have to come way down before I would consider one.

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Well, if anyone else comes in this thread thats interested, I'll contact them and see what they do, if anything.
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Don't get me wrong. I think its a great idea for those of you that use your Sportbikes for travel and commuting.

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Don't get me wrong. I think its a great idea for those of you that use your Sportbikes for travel and commuting.
But that's what Jeeps has 32 other bikes for... or well at least the Slammer!




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