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Old 04-10-2006, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There have been bunches of posts of throttle locks and other techniqies to take the strain off the right hand on longer trips.

Here is a shot of my ORING throttle lock in the off position.


And here is a shot with the ORING in the on position.


In this shot you can see where I have twisted the throttle about a 1/3 of its travel and the oring holds it there. Note that even though the throttle is held in a position, even with the oring engaged, full range of throttle motion can still be used, so in that rare emergency where you need to de-throttle, you just do it, rather than having to disengage something prior to backing off the throttle.... and it is about as cheap a solution as you can get!


You can also see in each picture the newer style Throttle Rocker, that uses the velcro strip. I have found that with proper effort one can secure the ***** thing so it works right. Between it and the ORING, long rides are a breeze.

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool! Part number?
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I'd like to know where you got that from? I'm interested in getting a throttle rocker/speed control . My friend has one on his VFR. He loves it.
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Caterpillar Part Number = 8M4991

I picked up a dozen of them a few years ago @ $2.50/each, though mine are yellow. They last about a year before they get too worn out to work properly. One of the best farkles you'll ever buy.

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Old 04-10-2006, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And to think I was just going to buy a throttle meister... :razz:
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I picked up a couple last week, they slip too much on my Sprint.
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd like to know where you got that from? I'm interested in getting a throttle rocker/speed control . My friend has one on his VFR. He loves it.
I wish I would have known, I just threw mine in the trash... You can get them all day long on eBay.
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Go to any industrial shop, hydraulics shop and ask for a #321 Oring... between $.35 and $2.00 depending on how greedy they get.

3 = the number of 1/16"s of an inch the cord of the Oring is and 21 is the number of 1/16ths the inside diameter of the oring. a larger gap would need a larger diameter, a smaller gap and small diameter cord..

When they slip, they need to be cleaned. you can use a light solvent to get the grease off the rubber.

The '05 may be different enough for the 02-04 that the std Oring doesn't work... if it slips, maybe a #421 oring would work?? Anyone familiar with the 05 and what the gap is like vs an <04 model?

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I found the Cat o-ring wouldn't hold on my 05.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That's an old trick I used to use on my BMW. In fact I just picked up one yesterday from Advanced auto parts for 53 cents. It slips a little, but will hold it for a while.

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