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Not for me but maybe for you.

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3:20 "as long as i have a clutch lever"
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Not sure if I am more or less inclined to use one now.

Another informative, well produced video adding to the library of resources on all things moto. Will check out his other content, thanks.

TBH, I got fixated on this though:
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Before I even knew what those things were called, I'd made my own from a bit of coathanger wire wrapped in electrical tape. Laughing emoticon It worked great, lasted a few years, and cost me all of 5 minutes worth of time.
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Personally I'm not a fan because I don't want any level of friction when I'm trying to shut off the throttle but I know some of you here use them.

I don't even use cruise control.
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I use a plastic version of the cheapo model, works for me to shake out my hand from time to time. I don't really use it to cruise as the 300 needs to be 'nursed' a bit on the hills, even little ones. I also use a 'wrist rest' on the 300.

The Spyder F3 has real cruise control and I do use and like that.
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Bill Dog wrote:
Personally I'm not a fan because I don't want any level of friction when I'm trying to shut off the throttle but I know some of you here use them.

I don't even use cruise control.
I am in the same camp.
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I avoid roads that are long and straight and fast enough to want a throttle lock. Such roads suck to ride as they're boring and also harder on the Vespa as it's pushing hard.
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Don't use 'em, but I'll take Spite over Yammy.
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I don't have any problem holding onto the throttle all day.

No throttle lock or cruise control for me.

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I get a cramped throttle hand quite easily, and so throttle locks are a necessity for long rides. The cramping gets so bad that without a throttle lock, my ability to use the front brake would compromised, which is far worse than the (very) slight friction that the throttle lock imposes.

(But really, I know that this thread is just Bill attempting to wind people up in that well-worn Billsian style, and I expect that the thread will spiral downhill just like the recent helmet age thread. Bill likes to watch the world burn).
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Na, I just don't use a throttle lock.

Spite over Yammy every time. He really messed up there.
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I have a Go Cruise 2 throttle lock bought off Amazon. I use it occasionally for its' intended purpose. Works OK but nothing like the cruise control on my old Harleys or even the Bonneville I had.
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I have never used a throttle lock. As age has robbed my ability to do with my body what I took for granted in my youth, I will may decide to purchase items that I think may assist my comfort level. Others wanting or not wanting to use an item for personal reasons do not and shall not affect MY choices. I respect others choices for them and expect others to respect my choices for me.
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i have a throttle lock that I will use if on a long ride as I too will get cramping and it gives my hand a rest. The tension is set low so easy to disengage and I don't use it in traffic.
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My throttle tube has a built-in lock screw that I can set. I rarely use it. Never around town. I've used it a few times on long highway runs. It's nice to be able to flex the throttle hand a bit after a couple hours of non-stop riding.
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I've never used these mechanical ones.

Funnily enough, the first time that made me really appreciate the idea of a cruise control was just a week ago. I was on a vacation with a rental bike and got the worst case of tenosynovitis in my right wrist I've ever had in my life. In the scale of 'try to hold a coffee mug and I'd have dropped it because of the pain'.

The rental bike had a normal cruise control and boy did I appraise it highly. The pain was strong enough to make me choose boring straight roads instead of twisties, just to be able to use the cruise control comfortably and give my right hand some rest.

I still thing I might find using a mechanical throttle control a bit awkward. An electric one is OK and, as I just witnessed, seems to work very nicely in new bikes. This was a German bike, yet the cruise was so simple that it could be used without a manual...unlike many of the other thousands of functions the bike had
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I've always used them.
How can you take your jacket off on the interstate without one? If you don't have one, and you take your hands off the bars, the bike slows down and you can get hit from behind. And on a GTS, you can get down into the wobble zone while you're trying to stow your jacket and put your gloves back on. That's dangerous.
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Motovista wrote:
I've always used them.
How can you take your jacket off on the interstate without one? If you don't have one, and you take your hands off the bars, the bike slows down and you can get hit from behind. And on a GTS, you can get down into the wobble zone while you're trying to stow your jacket and put your gloves back on. That's dangerous.
What's your favorite throttle lock for a GTS?
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What's your favorite throttle lock for a GTS?
I've used the Go Cruise for decades.
If you need a throttle lock in a pinch, a large O-ring that will fit between the grip and the handlebar weight will also work. As will bending a short piece of coat hanger so it goes around the grip and then rests against the brake lever.
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I must admit that yesterday while riding at 40-50kph I took both hands off for 0.5secs to clap loudly to alert the idiot standing in the middle of the road looking the wrong way in front of me. Probably should have beeped instead.

I do this more often than I should.
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SteelBytes wrote:
I must admit that yesterday while riding at 40-50kph I took both hands off for 0.5secs to clap loudly to alert the idiot standing in the middle of the road looking the wrong way in front of me. Probably should have beeped instead.

I do this more often than I should.
Did he appreciate the applause?
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