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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the throttlemeister on my thunderbird and it works good. Also on the wifes bike I have the Go Cruise and I havent noticed any damage on the grip,It's also easier too use and it holds the throttle but does not lock it so you can speed up with out losing your setting. A thing about throttle locks, they are not "cruise control" they work good on flat straight roads but slow down going up hills and speed up when going down hill. the're not perfect but a welcome relief.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think I'll pick one up, I can get it from Amazon with free shipping if I spend 25 bux. The thing is 20 and I'm sure I can find something else on Amazon I'd like.

I don't know if I'll like riding around with this thing on. I'll provably stash it in the trunk and pull it out for long rides. If I hate it or it isn't effective because I forget to use it maybe I'll spend my hard earned cash on the Kaoko.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'd be very surprised if it wore through the grip. It is only a flexible plastic device, and only exerts enough pressure on the grip, to stop it from slipping. Mine has been on for 3000 miles, and there are no signs of any sort of wear at all. Time will tell I suppose, but I don't think it will be an issue.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think I'll pick one up, I can get it from Amazon with free shipping if I spend 25 bux. The thing is 20 and I'm sure I can find something else on Amazon I'd like.

I don't know if I'll like riding around with this thing on. I'll provably stash it in the trunk and pull it out for long rides. If I hate it or it isn't effective because I forget to use it maybe I'll spend my hard earned cash on the Kaoko.
Get one. You'll love it! Far easier to use than the Kaoko, and therefore, a lot safer. I won't be going back. When it is not in use, it isn't in the way, and it is VERY effective. Trust me!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, I've decided to try out this "Go Cruise" device. It might get me by until/if Kaoko makes the appropriate kit for the Tiger 800 Roadie without hand guards - or someone else jumps on the opportunity to do so. It might also be good enough so that I won't need to ante up for a $100+ contraption. So I ordered a "Go Cruise" today.

First issue is that you need to decide between the 1" size or the 7/8" size. My Bonnie T100 had 1" bars. But it appears that the Roadie has bars that are 1" diameter at the handle bar mounts, but taper to 7/8" at the ends (where all the controls are mounted). Why the heck did they do that? Dunno. So I ordered the 7/8" size, which I think should work.

Choosing color was less of a problem. Silver or black. I mentally flipped a coin and it came up - silver.

Next surprise was checking out. You can only pay via Paypal. So I dusted off my rarely used Paypal account, and placed the order.

The good news is free shipping. Yep, $19.95 is indeed the total cost of ownership.

It should arrive in about 5 business days.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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THROTTLE ROCKER

Here is a very simple device that works incredibly well

http://www.british-customs.com/trium...le-rocker.html

It adjusts by turning clockwise on the throttle grip. IMO it is safe because there is no lock. Just makes it more relaxed to keep the throttle open.
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The vast majority of bikes are 7/8ths at the controls. HD are 1 inch. My Guzzi has fat bars which taper at the controls. It looks nicer, so that's why they do it IMO.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am thinking about buying one of those Koako throttle locks for my XC. I saw one up close and personal and liked how it worked.

I tried the Cramp Busters in both sizes. I first tried the large, thought it was to large, and gave it to my wife, who likes it. I then tried the thinner one. I ripped it off on the way back from Taos and tossed it over my shoulder down the highway. The darned thing always seems to be everywhere except where I want it to be. It may still be out on 84 between Chromo and Pagossa Springs. Throttle Rocker looks to be much the same thing?
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I've used the Throttle Rocker and the Cramp Buster (wide) in the past. I eventually got a Throttle Boss Universal from Kuryakyn - and found it to be the best for me. I've used it on several bikes and still have it.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/262...-Throttle-Boss

It is the smallest, least obtrusive of the lot - fits out at the end of the throttle grip. It is a soft rubber vs the hard plastic of the others.

The problem is if/when you accidentally trigger one of these, like maybe when you are pulling up to a gas pump. It has happened to me, and to other riders I know. You can be in for a wild burst of "unintended acceleration" that hopefully won't end up any worse than some wear and tear on your heart. I found the little throttle boss to be the least likely to get me in trouble, yet it does work well when going down the road.

I've decided not to use it on the Tiger. The possibility of accidentally nailing the throttle at the wrong time on this bike is something I want to eliminate entirely. And really, a throttle lock device is more useful if you want to shake some blood circulation back into your hand.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Scratch that, looks like I will be going with the Kaoko. I was riding the bike today and realized that my hand possition wouldn't work with the Go Cruise. I have heated grips which have a buldge in the middle. My natural hand possition because of this puts my right hand as far inboard as possible because of the buldge. I tried moving my hand further out to make room wher the Go Cruise would be but I was immediately unconciously moving my hand back into possition.

Supid buldge.....

Anyways, I provably wont get it for a little while but once I have it on the bike I'll let you guys know how I like it.
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