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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:51 am 
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Ugly!

I fitted one of these before my trip up to the Dales & Lakes :

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You simply screw ip up either before the ride or when needed.

Once tightened you can still use the throttle, it just loses the normal spring closing.

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:06 pm 
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how much and where did you get it :?:

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:42 pm 
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I use a 'Crampbuster' (see below) only 8 squid, can be adjusted on the move.

http://www.scottoiler.com/uk/Accessorie ... e.tpl.html

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:00 am 
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spider wrote:
how much and where did you get it :?:


http://www.jaws-motorcycles.co.uk/bird2.htm

They were made for the Blackbird so I don't know if the bar size and the amount of tension would work on other bikes or not ?

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:55 am 
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Why would you want one on UK roads?????

if you live on Mways or the states i could see why you might be interested.
but for over here off our M ways, where we spend most of our riding time i looks at best iffy :( or as their disclaimer appears to state Dont use it anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:19 pm 
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rob chenery wrote:
Why would want one on UK roads?????


I agree with Rob. In the USA with its enormous stretches of straight empty roads, riding a vibrating Harley, I can see that some form of cruise control might be a minor asset. In the UK, although I have ridden many miles on motorways in the last ten years (I use a bike to visit clients throughout England), I have never suffered any pain or strain in my throttle wrist. I wish I could say the same about legs and bum!

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:25 am 
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rob chenery wrote:
Why would you want one on UK roads?????


I seem to have stiffer joints than many. Some of you may have seen me squat down next to my bike before riding. Depending on the weather and me, if I don't then I get pains in my hips.

Similar with my wrists. Even if I hold all my weight off them, just holding the throttle on for a reasonable period gives me wrist ache.

The cruise just makes it easy to give my right wrist a breif bit of relief where I can flex it and get it moving again.

If I felt it was iffy then I'd remove it. It's not been able to tighten it so much that it makes the throttle particularly stiff. I tried riding with it on and moving the throttle around and it still works perfectly fine. It's hardly noticeable but then I guess very few of us use the sprung return in normal riding.

For the brief periods I use it (may be 30 secs every 500 miles or so) I feel it's fine.

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:40 am 
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I have suffered multiple fractures in both wrists and never have any problem with cramp in my hands,,, I reckon your holding on to tight mate !

The lightest of grip is all that is required.

Im with Rob, have you ever been on a bike with the throttle jamed wide open?

You wanna try it some time, back in the old days before cut outs and the like one had to reach down and pull the plug cap off!!! luckily a 500 Jap only has one :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: cruise control
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I didn't say cramp in my hands. I said stiff wrists.

I don't get how applying a little tension = throttle jammed wide open :?:

If it happened, what's wrong with the clutch and that big red button that I rarely use?

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