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ThrottleMeister makes so really SWEET throttle locks that function well, as well as reduce handle bar vibrations. I have them on an R1100S, & wanted ThrottleMeisters SOOO much on my new R1200R, because they are such attractive farkles. There are other throttle rockers and very functional throttle lock designs which would allow you to use SEXY bar end mirrors and handguards. I am currently using a large "O" ring. It works great! Cost me a dollar at the DIY shop. Grandaddy said, "Make DO with what 'cha got." I keep in on the Right side bar end. When I wanna' cruise, I simply roll it over to fill the crack beyween the bar end and the rubber throttle grip. Works OK. Not high tech or expensive, but quick & easy. When you get to a hill, you have to nudge the throttle open a bit anyway to retain speed, whether you have $150 ThrottleMeisters or a $10 rocker. Roll it back over to the bar end with the heel of my hand, and hit the exit ramp.

Here is where I got the idea.
Excel O-Ring Grip Kit

See the big one on the far right? That's the one! Like that.

Another variation is a larger O ring twisted in a figure 8 and doubled up, then scrunched up on the Right side bar end. The rubber seal ring off your old oil filter is just a bit tight, but stretched out a bit, works fine.
 

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Hey Clem,

I purchased a ThrottleMeister for my Canada trip back in July and I use it regularly. It works very well and I got the heavy one which helped reduce bar end vibrations. It was $118 but I highly recommend it.
 

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No doubt, they are very nice. I like the heavy, also.
btw: Website shows FH & AB 14-H $144
How did you get for $118 ?
 

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No doubt, they are very nice. I like the heavy, also.
btw: Website shows FH & AB 14-H $144
How did you get for $118 ?
I thought it was $118. I bought it from Max BMW in New Hampshire when I got my 600 miles service done. I'll check the slip and get back to you. I got the black heavy model.
 

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I have never had a cruise control for my bike, I did buy a Original Motorcycle Cruise Control - Crampbuster
and helped way more then what I spected, it is $10.00ish so even iof you don't like it, it won't make your wallet cry.


Now, not to make Clem's cruise control seem lees important but, I was thinking on getting this BrakeAway Motorcycle Cruise Control

It won't have the benefit of a heavier bar end but it looks pretty usable.
What is your opinion on that?
 

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Thanks fleuger99. It's the Cadillac.
Your Canada trip must have been awesome!
I have a Throttle Rocker on the 1150. Same as Hoshiko's, but longer.
Works good for long days. $12 I recall. Find on E-bay for even less.
That BrakeAway Cruise Control is nice. I like it! Handguards OK!!
Thanks for posting that one.
 

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Brakeaway throttle lock

The Brakeaway is a great product. I had one on my 2006 Honda ST1300 and it worked flawlessly. I do not see one listed specifically for the BMW r1200r so does anyone know if one of their models will work on the 2011 Classic. The heated grips may be a problem. Would really appreciate if someone has some experience with this. Thanks. "Keep the shiny side up".
 

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[email protected] you guys just cost me more money. I have the Wunderlich throttle lock and it works well and looks good, but I miss the bar end weight. There was a lot less vibration with the stock weights. Looks like the ThrottleMeister provides bar end weight with the throttle lock so I ordered them.
 

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I have a Kaoko. Heavy and black. Hard to see it on the bars. The weight is the same as the original bar weight.
 

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Throttle locks

Check out the "Go Cruise" throttle lock. It is really simple and works great. And it is only $35.
"Keep the shiny side up".:001_tongue:
 

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I have used Throttlemiester in the past but prefer the Wrist Rest from Bob's BMW. Throttlemeister uses wave washers that I have had to periodically replace when they flatten. Wrist rests are weighted and have a variable adjustment similar to the Throttlemiester. Great for long rides on the highway.
 

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I have the Kaoko. It has a much larger control ring than either the throttlemeister or wunderlich throttle locks do so its much easier to activate and adjust. I also have a different version if the Casmpbuster than Hoshiko's It's not as wide as the one in Hoshiko's photo but works as well. Because it is narrow, I can leave it on. The grip all the time since when I don't need it or want it, it's not in my way.
 

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whatever happened to the good ole tension screw underneath the throttle....my 1988 R100RT had one and it was the best cruise control ever.
 

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The Brakeaway is a great product. I had one on my 2006 Honda ST1300 and it worked flawlessly. I do not see one listed specifically for the BMW r1200r so does anyone know if one of their models will work on the 2011 Classic. The heated grips may be a problem. Would really appreciate if someone has some experience with this. Thanks. "Keep the shiny side up".

From the Q&A page on the Brakeaway website:

Does the BrakeAway work with heated grips?
No. Depending on the position of the wire protruding from the flange of the heated grip, it is possible for it to become entangled in the BrakeAway mounting hardware when you turn the throttle. Due to this safety concern, we do not recommend this combination.
 

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Check out the "Go Cruise" throttle lock. It is really simple and works great. And it is only $35.
"Keep the shiny side up".:001_tongue:
+ 1. what he said!

I've used Throttlemeister and Kaoko on several bikes and now prefer the Go Cruise. To disable you simply twist the throttle, simple convent, safe, inexpensive. what's not to like!!!! :clap:

Paul
 
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