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Offline Mad River Marc

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Best throttle lock for C-14
« on: June 06, 2017, 01:46:39 pm »
So I am thinking of heading out on a weekender trip (Haven't been on the bike in a while)  and my Cruise isn't working.   Can someone recommend a basic throttle lock that works well with the C14?

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 01:59:49 pm »
My favorite so far is the Omni-Cruise. The Go Cruise works OK too as long as you get the aluminum one.
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 01:59:59 pm »
I like the Throttle Meister
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 02:03:36 pm »
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 02:06:46 pm »
For a quick and dirty, you could use one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Cruise-Control-Throttle-Assist-Grip-Wrist-Cramp-Rest-/272689929081?hash=item3f7d961b79:g:adEAAOSwhQhYxWsB&vxp=mtr

Or you could put an O'ring at the base of the throttle. (Between throttle and vibration Dampener)

I have the Vista Cruise on my C-10 and my C-14, but it takes a little bit of work to install on either.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Sound-Off-Recreational-MCVICY-Vista-Cruise-Control-Throttle-Lock-/271136226313?hash=item3f20fa7c09:m:mac8Wgzzf-iVZC-flz_I_Tw&vxp=mtr

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 02:12:50 pm »
Thanks guys
I've used the rubber ring and just found it too fiddly,   the Omnicruise looks the easiest to install.. :)

THanks again alL!!
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 02:51:00 pm »
I have the throttlemeister....not particularly a fan of it. It works, but it is hard to set with the gloves...by the time i set it, the bike is at a completely different speed than intended.

they say the key is to not have it completely disengaged, so it is easy to engage. Either way, not a fan.  :o
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 03:08:20 pm »
I like the Vista Cruise because of EZ {1 thumb} operation...
But, I had to invent/fabricate a way to make it work on the C-14..

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 04:01:32 pm »
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 05:35:35 pm »
+2 on Omnicruise. I got it at bike show/press pricing and was going to use it on my ZX-10 but it did not fit, grips shorter and the angle did not let it make good contact. The ZG I just bought had the Manic Salamander CC installed, rather like the Throttlemeister concept and I find it hard to use with gloves. Dug out the Omni and it works swell!
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 10:08:41 pm »
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 10:30:55 pm »
As a quick fix till cruise is fixed look into GO Cruise (available at many stores and online).   The newer version looks adjustable, I had a older plastic version when I first got the C14.  worked fine but I found it took up space on the hand grip... more than my big hands wanted to give away.   
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 10:37:18 pm »
Hey JD, I loved my Throttlemiester but had the same problem.... I had to reach over with the left had to set it.  I had heard from my C10 COG group about someone had made a batch of rings to solve this but he wasn't making anymore.  I asked a machinast friend (who also owns a c14) if he mound make me one.... he did  and all is good in the world again!  I installed a Rostra last winter but I still find I use the TM for short holds.

Check this out...  (not sure if he still has any left though)




I have the throttlemeister....not particularly a fan of it. It works, but it is hard to set with the gloves...by the time i set it, the bike is at a completely different speed than intended.

they say the key is to not have it completely disengaged, so it is easy to engage. Either way, not a fan.  :o
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 01:56:12 am »
Hey JD, I loved my Throttlemiester but had the same problem.... I had to reach over with the left had to set it.  I had heard from my C10 COG group about someone had made a batch of rings to solve this but he wasn't making anymore.  I asked a machinast friend (who also owns a c14) if he mound make me one.... he did  and all is good in the world again!  I installed a Rostra last winter but I still find I use the TM for short holds.

Check this out...  (not sure if he still has any left though)




I have the throttlemeister....not particularly a fan of it. It works, but it is hard to set with the gloves...by the time i set it, the bike is at a completely different speed than intended.

they say the key is to not have it completely disengaged, so it is easy to engage. Either way, not a fan.  :o


Looks pretty cool Derek!!
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2017, 12:47:39 am »
+1 on the vista cruise.  Best value but does require some engineering to install.  I used a rivet but a small screw could work. Maybe other solutions out there.
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2017, 02:29:53 pm »
gtskev/Kevin, will you be at the National?
Would like to compare how we mounted the Vista..

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2017, 03:18:29 pm »
Hi,
        I like the Throttle Miester, but..... :great:

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 02:06:44 am »
In my opinion the Trottlemeister works great. It has to be setup properly with the shims adjusted so it holds the throttle yet the throttle can still be turned by hand easily to adjust the power. Once its right its effortless. I like the look too and the heavy weight ends help with what little vibration there is to deal with.
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2017, 05:30:37 am »
In my opinion the Trottlemeister works great. It has to be setup properly with the shims adjusted so it holds the throttle yet the throttle can still be turned by hand easily to adjust the power. Once its right its effortless. I like the look too and the heavy weight ends help with what little vibration there is to deal with.

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 02:59:54 pm »
Hi,
        I like the Throttle Miester, but..... :great:

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2017, 04:20:29 am »
Here is my throttlemeister story.  Showed up on my C10 bought used.  Bought a 919 and needed a kit to shift it over - called the shop, paid something like $20 don't remember.  Bought a C14 - went back to the C10 set up. 

So I got it for "free."  Have used it on three bikes and 4 sets of grips.  Has worked perfectly on all.  The plastic insert that slides in under the grips is critical for precise use IMO.  I'll keep transferring this from bike to bike forever.  If I get a second bike, I'll buy another.  It just works.  Earlier posted, someone has issues engaging it - just add some friction tape - haven't done it - just guessing. 

Have only had vista cruise and those plastic clipons for alternative experience.  To ME, a well set up throttlemeister is perfect for a throttle lock.  Washer. baby, washers.  All just anecdotal experience. 

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 03:32:04 pm »
I bought a throttlemeister, beautiful machined parts for sure and they function just fine.  However since I installed sure grip covers my hands and wrist never get sore or tired and I haven't used the throttlemeister since (2 years ago)   I've been meaning to take them off and sell them but I keep forgetting they are there lol. 

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2017, 10:47:10 am »
Another thought now that you're probably already away for the weekend. Why not take a few minutes and see if you can figure out what is wrong with your McCruise. The Manual has a trouble shooting section. Maybe it's an easy fix. A functioning CC is almost always better than any type of throttle lock. No matter how good they are. Just a thought.

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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
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Re: Best throttle lock for C-14
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2017, 12:56:56 pm »
Here is my throttlemeister story.  Showed up on my C10 bought used.  Bought a 919 and needed a kit to shift it over - called the shop, paid something like $20 don't remember.  Bought a C14 - went back to the C10 set up. 

So I got it for "free."  Have used it on three bikes and 4 sets of grips.  Has worked perfectly on all.  The plastic insert that slides in under the grips is critical for precise use IMO.  I'll keep transferring this from bike to bike forever.  If I get a second bike, I'll buy another.  It just works.  Earlier posted, someone has issues engaging it - just add some friction tape - haven't done it - just guessing. 

Have only had vista cruise and those plastic clipons for alternative experience.  To ME, a well set up throttlemeister is perfect for a throttle lock.  Washer. baby, washers.  All just anecdotal experience.

Nothing wrong with my throttlemeister. It is well machined and works as intended. I just don't enjoy the mechanism; when i have my hand on the throttle, i'm also supposed to turn the 'meister to its locking position, which messes with the selected speed on the throttle...that's why i'm not a fan.
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