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Offline Arabian Red

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Throttlemeister
« on: July 06, 2014, 04:01:08 pm »
Hi, I have been looking at getting this cruise control for by C14 but am a little unsure how it works or the risks involved. Can I get some info on this system from someone who uses it please? I travel about 100 miles to work and back when I ride and this would help a great deal if it is safe. I just don't understand hot they work and how it disengages during panic stops and normal use. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 05:44:56 pm »
When its all said and done the Throttlemeister is a replacement for your bar end.  The right side one is threaded and has a bronze washer on it where it meets the throttle tube.  When properly adjusted and riding you turn down the bar end and it puts enough friction on the throttle that it is held in place.  It can still be turned manually but will not 'walk off' on its own.  It specifically does not
'lock' the throttle and you can make manual adjustments without disengaging and reengaging the unit.
Very well made product, also heavy enough to be useful as a bar end for quelling vibration.  Expensive  but certainly delivers in terms of quality if you like the design.
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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:21:30 pm »
+1 for the Throttlemeister...have used one for the last 7 years.  Just be very careful not to use it in traffic.
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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 09:26:54 pm »
Can't add much more than Joe, he covered the mechanics of it well.
That said, I wouldn't choose anything else for long trips. Works well, is well made and maintenance free.

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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 11:03:58 pm »
So - having never used or seen one of these - I presume you do the tightening (to produce the friction) when stopped?
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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 11:07:56 pm »
You don't need to be stopped, just slide your hand out to the edge of the throttlemeister and tighten it down.  If properly adjusted it doesn't take much of a turn and you really can't overtighten it.  You could do it while stopped but I can't really feature why you would.,
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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 11:59:02 pm »
You basically learn to do a little dance with your right hand - index and thumb holding the throttle at the desired speed and you roll the Throttlemeister backwards to "lock" the throttle.  (Again, nothing is "locked" per se - just being held in place. You can easily close the throttle without any real issue if you've installed it properly.)

Have them on my ZX-11 and C-14.  The heavier weight does help to take some vibration out of the handlebars.
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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 02:03:24 am »
Well thank you everyone for the input, I think I am sold. This should be a welcome addition to my collection of upgrades.

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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 03:34:09 am »
You basically learn to do a little dance with your right hand

Its certainly not that hard.  Most of us have probably danced with our right hand at some point or other. :rotflmao: :great:
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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 05:58:01 pm »
I went with the Kako throttle thingy.  Works the same as the Throttlemeister but I wanted the large castle nut design on the end.  Both products are worth it.

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Re: Throttlemeister
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 06:45:04 pm »
Arabian Red,
I have both, a Throttlemeister and a Rostra.
Here's what you'll probably figure out soon about the differences...

I started with a TM. +1 w/ everything Joe said.
However, as w/ all throttle locks, the bike speed slows up hills, speeds up going down.
If you ride alongside someone who has a Rostra, it works just like a cruise control on a car, and will keep it very close to the speed you set it at.

So, if you're using a TM, you're constantly having to make throttle adjustments and watch your speed.
After a while, it wears you out, if you go far enough.

The Rostra will cost you around $300. But, you will find it to be the best farkle you'll ever put on your Connie. I've put several on for other guys, and they all love them and continually thank me.
I couldn't do without mine, since I ride long distances. But even a 30 mile commute at highway speed is still very nice with a Rostra.
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