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Old 09-21-2011, 11:18 AM
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Thumbs up new cruise control

Guys,
I was given a very nice gift recently by my best riding buddy. A cruise control for motorcycles...heard of them? Well over the years they have come out in many different forms...From Electric units you fit to simple ones that bolt to the bikes handle bar at some point to ones that slip between the hand grip and the switch control. I've seen them made of metal, chrome plated, space age plastics you name it.
This one has got to be the most simple, effective I've seen to date. Its called the "Go Cruise" throttle control.
I'm sure my friend got it mail order,so google it by this phrase and it will pop up. the one I have is for 7/8" bars. To try it out I installed it on my 99VFR. I use some old school foam grips vrs the rubber ones as I get the "tingles" in my hands ever so quickly these days....look for "Grab On " grips they do help, and so does this wonderful and simple throttle control. It is plastic and unfortunately its made off shore but what isn't these days.
AS per the instructions its a "3 second installation" . Included is a silicone ring for metal grips and is ideal for added grip. You slightly open the end and clamp it on the grip. to operate it when the throttle is in the open position you simply push it forward against the brake lever. If a panic situation should arise one just closes the throttle, it is simple friction. and this little device solves a problem motorcyclists have faced for many years.
It is made in a 1" size for the big bore cruiser and is available in a chrome finish on their web site.
As for how this simple device works,I rode up to Smithfield a week or so back for the test rides at the TPS
shop.....it worked really well and when you need to you can just back down on the throttle with little or no effect on the device. I'm going to pull it off the VFR and slip it on my ST 1300 to test it on that bike too.
Good luck and good riding.....
Rod
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