Throttle Locks- which one?

Looking for Aftermarket parts and Accessories for your BMW R1200RT/R1250RT or found something useful you want to share? Or just a general question?
Post Reply
User avatar
Chad E.
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:43 pm

Throttle Locks- which one?

Post by Chad E. »

Hi,


Since my motorcycle didn't come with cruise control, Santa Claus is thinking that I might like a throttle lock for Christmas.  I've done some research and it seems like these 3 are the most common:
  • Wunderlich
  • Kaoko
  • Throttlemeister
Does anyone have any experience with any of them? Are there better options out there for throttle locks? I don't plan on using one all of the time, just for a long trip that I'll be doing next year.


Thanks!
User avatar
Levisp
Posts: 1114
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:57 pm

Re: Throttle Locks- which one?

Post by Levisp »

I've used this one on previous bikes.


http://www.omni-cruise.com


Very nicely made and easy to use. No substitute for a proper cruise control but to safely lock the throttle does the job. Compared to bar end throttle locks the Omni is not permanent so easy to use on more than one bike or keep if you sell your current bike to use on another.



User avatar
k9doc
Posts: 692
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:37 pm
Location: Chesterfield
Bike Model and Year: Suzuki VStrom AK7GT
Been liked: 4 times
Great Britain

Re: Throttle Locks- which one?

Post by k9doc »


I fitted the Wunderlich throttle lock to a previous RT but couldn't get on with it. It's very awkward IMO to set and cancel unless it's left permanantly applied. The throttle then loses it's automatic return which can be a little disconcerting when the unexpected arises. Also quite expensive.

Got on just as well with one of these at a fraction of the price of the Wunderlich.

http://www.theonlinepartsshop.co.uk/high-quality-black-nylon-motorcycle-motorbike-throttle-assist-cruise-control-for-22mm-7-8-handlebars/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAkIWzBRDK1ayo-Yjt38wBEiQAi7NnPxxdgjYkm0r6oxemvA7oNnCFo4ib-51rVdR-FzbxH2QaAshT8P8HAQ

There is a chap over on UKGser that makes a similar thing.

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php/339706-1200-GS-Cruise-Control-Throttle-Lock

Both these gadgets are ok for giving the wrist a brief rest but don't expect them to act like a cruise control because  I think you will be disappointed. With both, the throttle will creep and the bike gradually slow down, it will slow down on uphill and speed up on downhill sections. I even tried both at the same time and still got throttle creep.


No experience with the throttlemeister but would expect it to be similar to Wunderlich/Kaoko




Chris
User avatar
Chad E.
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:43 pm

Re: Throttle Locks- which one?

Post by Chad E. »

Thanks, this is great information. I was thinking about going with the bar end style, but it looks like there are better options out there.
User avatar
k9doc
Posts: 692
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:37 pm
Location: Chesterfield
Bike Model and Year: Suzuki VStrom AK7GT
Been liked: 4 times
Great Britain

Re: Throttle Locks- which one?

Post by k9doc »

k9doc wrote: I fitted the Wunderlich throttle lock to a previous RT
Sorry, meant to say GS, but the principle is the same. The one used by Levisp looks like a better version of the one I had.
Last edited by k9doc on Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
Chris
User avatar
Levisp
Posts: 1114
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:57 pm

Re: Throttle Locks- which one?

Post by Levisp »

The advantage of the Omni lock over the solid plastic type is that its adjustable. The adjustability means you can dial in the exact amount of friction on your throttle. It also means it can work on different diameters of throttle.
Post Reply