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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone purchased one of those cramp buster throttle control gizmos? How well do they work?

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Not sure what you're referring to, there's actual cruise control, a throttle boss, and a throttle rocker. I bought the throttle rocker a while ago to go with the 750 but gave it away when I sold the bike. Here it is:

http://www.throttlerocker.com/zen/in...=index&cPath=1

It worked just fine, you could really relax your hand and just let your palm rest on the rocker. I never had a problem with it but became leery about potential risks. I didn't want to move my hand off the throttle for whatever reason and accidentally crank it over and toss myself off the bike. After I used it once or twice I took it off and focused on changing my riding style. If you try to loosen your grip on the throttle you might find, like I did, that a Kung Fu grip isn't needed. Even in cold weather if you relax your grip your hand stays much warmer. If you're talking about actual cruise control that's a whole different story - an expensive story if memory serves.
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I always use the throttle rocker on trips. Really helps reduce cramping in throttle hand. I don't consider it a risk, as your hand is still right there on the throttle, just don't have to grip it.

The only trick with it is getting it placed correctly so it is pretty much level at highway speed.

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Has anyone purchased one of those cramp buster throttle control gizmos? How well do they work?
I bought the "cramp buster", best 10 bucks I ever spent! works great!

the thing is, I put it on the wife's bike and now I got to go get another one, because she won't give it back! lol

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I use, and highly recommend, a device called a Vista Cruise. It is an actual throttle lock (you can take your hand completely off the throttle, and it won't move). Because it is a simple throttle lock, and not some computerized gadget, it will not compensate for hills, headwinds, etc. and maintain a constant speed, but it is great for resting your throttle hand on long trips. While it holds the throttle in position, the slightest pressure on the throttle will release it, so there is no danger of it becoming stuck. Harleys have been coming with thumbscrew throttle locks forever, and I wish the Vulcan had one. But the Vista Cruise is the next best thing. Jerry.

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I use, and highly recommend, a device called a Vista Cruise. It is an actual throttle lock (you can take your hand completely off the throttle, and it won't move). Because it is a simple throttle lock, and not some computerized gadget, it will not compensate for hills, headwinds, etc. and maintain a constant speed, but it is great for resting your throttle hand on long trips. While it holds the throttle in position, the slightest pressure on the throttle will release it, so there is no danger of it becoming stuck. Harleys have been coming with thumbscrew throttle locks forever, and I wish the Vulcan had one. But the Vista Cruise is the next best thing. Jerry.
I have both the vista cruise and the throttle rocker on my bike. Once I got used to the TR I don't think I could live without one. I seldom use the VC, but on longer trips and on open stretches it comes in handy for giving my hand a short rest. I really like having both.

My KZ1000P had a really strong throttle return spring and would really cramp my hand in a short time. The TR really helped on it. The throttle on the Vulcans seems much softer. In fact the clutch spring is more comfortable too, way more than the KZ. I don't know why they put such stiff springs on the KZ hand controls. That's the first thing I noticed when I started looking at the Vulcans, the soft and smooth controls.

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I have a unit similar to the Vista Cruise and can't imagine long trips without it.
The way it "locks" the throttle in place is nice for a chance to give your hand and arm a break. Of course, it isn't a true cruise control, but really is nice to have.


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I bought a knock-off of the throttle boss. It differs by having velcro straps to keep it from slipping out of adjustment. It is not the better choice. The original stays in place but can be instantly adjusted by lifting the paddle up and over the grip. the velcro one you have to stop and mess with it, which means that you don't really know what position you want it in, because you slowed down to fix it. They both cost ten bucks.
Before I bought it my right hand was always in pain on long trips...I was inadvertantly squeezing the grip. No I just lay the heel of my hand on the paddle and relax.

One down side is that when you shift, you have to make a concious effort to let the throttle idle down before you release the clutch, because the hand gets in the way of the paddle. Kind of jumpy between the gears until you get used to it.


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I had the velcro one as well. It worked pretty well even though I had to tighten it regularly. Sadly, it fell off while while riding in the NC mountains. Gotta buy another... no velcro this time.

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I tried and liked the crampbuster too.

Find a post by slimvulcanrider, and click on the "scribed 750" link in his sigline. There are directions for a homemade throttle lock, that many of us could make at low or no cost, from stuff in our scrap pile and junk drawer.
Note the typo on the picture of a 90* angle shelf bracket, not a 45.

edit: here is a link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8931483/Ch...se-Control-DIY

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