GoCruise throttle lock


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GoCruise throttle lock

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:04 am



I read about the $20 GoCruise Throttle Lock product in Motorcycle Consumer News, and thought it would be great for my wife's little 250 Virago, as she says her wrist gets sore holding the throttle open on long distance trips (yes, we take long distance trips with her on that little bike!).

The product is a stiff piece of plastic designed to slip over your throttle grip. An adjustable aluminum version is also available.

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To install takes just a few seconds - you spread the grips wide enough to slip over the grip, near to the inner edge of the grip, then push it into place.

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Once in place, it holds the grip securely, pointing forward:

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When the throttle is opened, it rotates back with the throttle.

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To use the GoCruise, you open the throttle normally and allow it to rotate back with the throttle.

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When at the speed you wish to maintain, you use your finger to push the GoCruise down against the front brake lever.

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The GoCruise holds the throttle open, using the leverage against the front brake lever. Brake operation is unaffected. To disengage the throttle lock, just roll the throttle off normally, and the GoCruise slips under the grip and returns to its normal position.

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If you have a slightly smaller diameter grip, or find the GoCruise slips, it comes with a silicone ring that you can install over the grip before installing the GoCruise, that increases the diameter of the grip slightly.

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So, how does it work? Amazingly well. It fit my wife's bike perfectly. She figured out how to use it within a minute, and she reports that she loves it. If your bike doesn't have a cruise control or a throttle lock already, this little device is well worth the meager price they sell it for ($19.95). It comes in two sizes, small (for 7/8" diameter handlebars) and large (for 1" diameter handlebars). If you like lots of bling, they have a chrome version, as well. For more information, or to purchase, visit their web site at http://2wheelride.com.

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby Mercness » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:17 am

Looks like a good idea. The throttle grip that came with my 1200 always seems to slip. Might be worth looking into this! Thanks for the post

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:38 am

Well Santa Maria, someone went a stole my idea, WingAdmin. remember just after I joined here I put a post up and it said cruise control on the cheap, I flipped over a wrist buster type clip to make it rest on the back of the brakegrip just like that but different, ha ha, someone went and made something custom made...Well all I use now is a plastic clamp like you get at harbor freight for a dollar, just clamp it and let go, Only on open highway don't ya know exactly the same way...That's funny.. Go ahead look it up.. :lol: :lol: See, some of us dumbells have good ideas too... :shock: I'll take 2% thank you very much... :lol: Oh what's this, here it is, you don't have to look it up I did it for ya ...viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2337 I better get one for free at least.. man... :lol:

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby thrasherg » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:04 am

Well I just ordered one for my wife's VT750 Aero so we will see how well it works. Seems like a nice simple idea if it has enough friction to hold the throttle at a fixed position!! My wife has foam grips so not too sure how well it will work, but we will find out.

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby twostrokes48 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:05 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Well Santa Maria, someone went a stole my idea, WingAdmin. remember just after I joined here I put a post up and it said cruise control on the cheap, I flipped over a wrist buster type clip to make it rest on the back of the brakegrip just like that but different, ha ha, someone went and made something custom made...Well all I use now is a plastic clamp like you get at harbor freight for a dollar, just clamp it and let go, Only on open highway don't ya know exactly the same way...That's funny.. Go ahead look it up.. :lol: :lol: See, some of us dumbells have good ideas too... :shock: I'll take 2% thank you very much... :lol: Oh what's this, here it is, you don't have to look it up I did it for ya ...viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2337 I better get one for free at least.. man... :lol:


You're right LilBev, someone went and took your idea, ordered some made from China for bout 15 cents each and now selling them for 20 bucks. With their profit margin, you should get somethin..haha.

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:56 pm

Yeh, watch us see Harbor Freight selling my break away ramp stand thingy next...Why I oughta... :twisted: :lol: Man I don't care, you guy's wouldn't believe this but I through out the idea for stuffed crust pizza to pizza hut in SC. many moons ago, they even told me so... they ran with it.. :D Next thing ya know it's everywhere.. I will tell you guy's this much I have the best drink holder ever made..That's a fact Jack... :lol:

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:47 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Well Santa Maria, someone went a stole my idea, WingAdmin. remember just after I joined here I put a post up and it said cruise control on the cheap, I flipped over a wrist buster type clip to make it rest on the back of the brakegrip just like that but different, ha ha, someone went and made something custom made...Well all I use now is a plastic clamp like you get at harbor freight for a dollar, just clamp it and let go, Only on open highway don't ya know exactly the same way...That's funny.. Go ahead look it up.. :lol: :lol: See, some of us dumbells have good ideas too... :shock: I'll take 2% thank you very much... :lol: Oh what's this, here it is, you don't have to look it up I did it for ya ...viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2337 I better get one for free at least.. man... :lol:

You must have been spending to much time on building that motorcycle boat , which is a lot bigger project then this... :D :D
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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:59 pm

Oh good one to Hawaii right,, yeh that was a dud...ha ha funny though..

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby maestro319 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:39 am

I repeat...littlebeaver, you are a hoot!!! Love ya man.

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby vtxcandyred » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:49 pm

Many, many moons ago I made a cruise control for my five fifty fours. There was a separation between the throttle grip and the starter housing. I used a tie wrap, or zip tie as some call them, and snugged it between the two. After a time it would loosen and not hold as weel and all I did was use a pair of needle nose to pull the cut portion of the tie wrap and it was again working. I did that for years, before the current cruises we have now. The one shown looks like it would do well.

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:00 pm

anflecher wrote:Cruise Control and Throttle Lock options don't change much over the years. Throttle lock a device that simple holds the throttle grip in place at a set point through the use of pressure or other force applied to the grip. GoCruise is seems like a cool product, a little too pricey for me though.


It is pricey for a little piece of plastic - but it is high-grade plastic (has to be in order to retain its springiness in heat), and you end up having to ask yourself, is it worth $20 to not have a sore wrist? My wife loves the thing, and she would say it's definitely worth $20.

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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby NKYWinger » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:51 am

After reading about this, I ordered one. Works great, IMHO. You still have to roll the throttle on to compensate for hills, but it really helped the sore wrist syndrome on the flats. I'd recommend it.
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Re: GoCruise throttle lock

Postby John M. » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:46 am

I have been using one of these for about a year. It works well, and can be switched to a different bike in seconds if you want to. There aren't many options out there that will work "right out of the box" for under 100 dollars. The Vista Cruise will still work on older bikes, but not many newer ones without a lot of ingenuity.

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