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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2006, 2:19 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone using one of these out there

http://www.aerostich.com/product.php...4&cat=0&page=1

Although their site say 85-98 I friend of mine has gotten it to work on his 05 R1200GS.

Anyone using one, I used to have a ThrottleMeister but wanted to try something different.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2006, 8:41 pm
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http://www.aerostich.com/product.php...4&cat=0&page=1

Although their site say 85-98 I friend of mine has gotten it to work on his 05 R1200GS.

Anyone using one, I used to have a ThrottleMeister but wanted to try something different.
That looks hideous.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2006, 7:29 pm
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I replaced a Throttlemeister with this one http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/k...lecontrols.htm Best throttle lock I've ever used, period.
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I replaced a Throttlemeister with this one http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/k...lecontrols.htm Best throttle lock I've ever used, period.
Are you using the kaoko on the K1200S or another bike
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On the K1200S....
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:30 am
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Vista Cruise is for cheapskates and can be a PITA. I've had them on two bikes with mixed results. The biggest problem is that once you get the tension tight enough to hold the throttle open you may end up having to resort to closing the throttle manually (it won't 'snap' closed).

Save your money and buy one of the bar-end throttle locks (Throttlemeister etc...).

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Vista Cruise is for cheapskates and can be a PITA. I've had them on two bikes with mixed results. The biggest problem is that once you get the tension tight enough to hold the throttle open you may end up having to resort to closing the throttle manually (it won't 'snap' closed).

Save your money and buy one of the bar-end throttle locks (Throttlemeister etc...).
Thanks for all the input guys. My Dad used to have the Vista Cruise one on his SilverWing and worked great, he tried to adapt it to a ST1300 and it is horrible causing exactly what was mentioned above, so I guess it works in some situations and not in others

I am getting that 5000RPM buzzzz on my K1200S and I have been 110% assured by the local dealer that the ThrottleMeisters "HEAVY" fix that problem, as well as give you a cruise control. So one rock two rabbits......... already ordered it, and now they even have the one that is powder coated black to match the bike a little better.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 2006, 2:30 pm
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I don't imagine you'd need heated grips down in GA, but if you've got 'em, be careful when you install the new bar-end weights. I disconnected the element on one of my grips when I put mine on.

Throttlemeister is a well-made unit. You'll be happy.

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I replaced a Throttlemeister with this one http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/k...lecontrols.htm Best throttle lock I've ever used, period.
I have one of these as well. Went on quickly, heated grips still work. It's very easy to manage while riding at high speed. Good for long, boring stretches of highway.

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Another Thumbs Up for the Kaoko Throttle Control

Just installed mine and out for a test drive. I like it a lot and it blends right in with my black K12S. The product does not come with detailed instructions and so it took me several attempts to get it just right...so, istallation does demand a little patience.
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