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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2007, 4:50 pm Thread Starter
 
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Lightbulb Throttle rockers - any experience with?

Anyone have any experience with the throttle rocker (or instant cruise control aid)? Just bought and tried fitting it (it's the little plastic thing with a flap that curls around the twistgrip).

I haven't ridden with it yet, because I'm not happy with how to fit. Tried it at the outside edge of the twistgrip, but that would interfere with my grip if I need to grab a big fistful of brake and squeeze the bar hard suddenly. Now trying on the inside edge of the grip, which seems a bit safer, but I'm still not totally happy with the position.

I do a lot of riding in city traffic, so what's most important is that my feel for the brake lever is unobstructed.

So, do I have to take it off and throw away? Views? Experience? Your input welcome.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2007, 4:58 pm Thread Starter
 
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Sorry, forgot to say, it's an 03 KGT
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are you talking this one... http://www.throttlerocker.com



or this one... https://www.crampbuster.com




or something else...

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I've used one on every bike I've ridden for the last 15 years. Love them. Once you get used to it being there it's not a problem even in traffic. I put mine on the outside and on those rare occasions that I want to get it out of the way or re-adjust it I can twist it backwards to rotate it around and re seat it's position very quickly. It wears in over time but I've never found one to lose it's grip. Minor creep over days of riding. Positioned correctly you'll find yourself using the palm of your hand a lot more instead of a fist full of grip. I've never had a problem reaching the brake or grabbing a big handful either. The thing saves my wrist and hand Big Time! The single cheapest best farkle I have. Period.

BTW...the first one.....Throttle Rocker, is the one I use. But they all look similar.

And one more edit.......I just looked at the link posted above. Mine must be old, come to think of it I think it's 10 or more years, any way I don't have Velcro on mine. Haven't used one with so I can't speak to it's design. However looking at it I'm not sure I would want the Velcro for the lack of what I would think is ease of adjustment on the fly. If I ever need another one I think I'd go with the one piece plastic in the second link.

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I love mine, can keep two fingers covering the brake, and still work the throttle nicely.

They do stretch out after a few years. Just clamp it and put it on a hot rock in the sun.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2007, 6:10 am Thread Starter
 
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The one I have is the Crampbuster. Thanks for the feedback. More most welcome. Any-one using them on the inside? Or are they all on the outside?
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Just got my crampbuster, still getting used to it. I'm riding from Phx to Vegas tomorrow, and hopefully it helps my wrist. I had the Throttlemeister on my Rockster and 'Busa, loved it.
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Proper positioning is important

Roppo, it's important to position it properly. If you do so, it will not interfere with your grip on the throttle. . . i.e. keep it low enough so that you only "engage" it when lowering the heel of your hand. With your wrist straight, as when squeezing brake lever or not twisting throttle, it should not be in the way.

To second what the other have said, I have used it for years, with various bikes, and would not be without it. I carry one with me when I rent bikes, etc.

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OK, just tried it today. Only in the city, but at least it didn't get in the way. I followed your advice thanks Don, moved it to the outside, and rotated so flat is slightly sloping down to rear in normal use. I can see it will be useful on a trip, simply rotate up into position and use.
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I use a Crampbuster, had one of the original Throttle Rockers (pre Velcro) and it disappeared. I've used mine religiously for several years now. Fiddle around with it and you should find a good position where it does it's job, but is not in the way. I like the Crampbuster because you can roatate it around the grip while you are moving to get a better position.

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