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Now that I’m at the point that I’m ready to add a Throttlemeister, I’m remiss to find they‘re no longer in business.

As beautiful as the system is, (and his write-up is) installing Beestoys‘ “True Cruise” just isn’t in the cards, but I will settle for the distant second-best option.


I found Throttlemeister cross-reference that might help fit a unit for another Honda to the Silverbird (there are plenty for every bike but the ‘bird on fleabay), but until the right one shows, I’m left to resort to a lesser throttle lock.

There’s the Atlas (looks well made but a bit big, and at $135US, a bit steep for what it is) Honda Motorcycles - ATLAS Throttle Lock

The Kuryakyn (rather familiar to the Throttlemeister, but no model for the xx) Mechanical Throttle Cruise Assist | Grip Accessories | Handlebar Controls, Grips & Mirrors | Kuryakyn

The Avon icruz, which, sorry, but looks like a $50 clothespin (remember what those are?), and I don’t like the idea of it resting on the brake lever). ICZ-LG-ANO -iCruz Large Anodized Throttle Lock

There‘s the Vista-cruise Two-Cable MCVICO (I’ve already bastardized one to fit the BB grip, but went too far in trimming the lock, put the screw hole too far inboard to get good purchase and now back to square one) Sound Off Recreational, Inc. - Cruise Control Products. Because I put the screw hole where I did, i probably can’t go back with another one.

The Kaoko, but looks gaudy to me, and edges look like they’ll quickly wear out the right glove, and have read reviews which suggest that the design isn’t terribly refined. Throttle Stabilizers | KAOKO – Leader in Friction Type Throttle Stabilizers.

Then there’s the Vista-cruise NEP, which looks like something I’d be clumsy enough to break on the first ride, and the Universal Vista-cruise, which is going to take up some of the handlebar, and/or cost some grip space on the brake lever, but it looks to be rather solid. Sound Off Recreational, Inc. - Cruise Control Products


My absolute preference would be to pick up a Throttlemeister for the xx, but I’ve had an ebay search alert working for a few years, and have yet to hit paydirt.

Is there a way to know what other bikes could use the equivalent Throttlemiester? There are a number of ebay listings for Beemers, a Kaw and a Yamaha, but even if it were a Honda, how can one tell if one from a BMW will fit the Bird?
 

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jaws of the uk has one made for them
i recently wrote a detailled report on the fitment and use
paul
 

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I did see that Jaws part a while back, not sure why I didn't buy it when I first saw it, but I recall coming up empty on any further details or reviews of it.

Your endorsement is good enough for me, I just bought one, with the matching end, price was right, too! Thanks!
 

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So, my Jaws throttle lock came (yay), but too tight if securely installed (boo).

Does the plastic of the throttle itself need to be cut? I’ve already shortened the grip a 1/4“, so would prefer to shave as little as possible.

First impression is that operation appears counter-intuitive, twisting forward tightens, twisting back releases(?)
 

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Hi Skadee,
I have a Jaws throttle lock and to be honest its a bit of a pain to use.
I only use it when on the freeway but find I have to make sure I tighten it up before I get on as trying to set it at speed is a nuisance as you have to release the throttle to be able to twist the locking ring, this means fairly rapid deceleration which is an issue if anyone is behind you, also sometimes takes 2 goes to get enough grip.
I also had to cut off the end of the rubber throttle grip to get it to work properly, and I agree the direction it locks seems wrong.
To be honest despite its size I wish I had gone for an Atlas.
 

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I've been using the standard Vista Cruise for years, looks like the MCVICO from your link and it has been great :)
I have mine fitted so that the lever faces forward and I can lift it to activate it with my index finger while holding the throttle open without much trouble ;)
Like this pic :) Obviously not a proper cruise control but works fine for the cheap price :)



It did take a little bit of fiddling to get it set just right but now it will hold the throttle open consistently yet close under braking just with my hand rolling forward as I reach for the brake ;)
 
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