I’ve never used a throttle lock before (over 160k Kms) but my gogo hand has been complaining. So after reading a bunch of threads, and looking at the Atlas (too big, looks like it would get in the way), Kaoko (nice, but expensive), brake lever-clamps (no thanks), and other contraptions, I found and bought a set of used Throttlemeister bar ends on eBay.
Throttle side was a little road rashed…
but after a little 3-step with the dremel, it looks pretty good.
They didn't come with any spacers, thank goodness for drawers and bins of nuts and washers - I was able to properly space them (including lock washers) just right, so the throttle lock works perfectly.
Cost: $11 😁
(went from the stock black bar ends to some shiny!)
To be fair, most Throttlemeisters on eBay are more like $50. These were just listed as "bar ends" so maybe they didn't know what they had.
First ride today with them, and my what a revelation. Just enough rest to keep the twistin' hand fresh. Funny thing though, my throttle side has plenty of muscle memory to easily handle one-handed steering while I rest my clutch hand. My clutch hand/arm is not quite so experienced! But even resting the hand on the bar without having to actively twist is still relieving.
Why did I not do this before???!!!