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Tiger 800 - Main Discussion Section => Tiger 800 - General Discussion => Topic started by: DaveG on October 21, 2018, 06:12:55 PM

Title: Cruise control
Post by: DaveG on October 21, 2018, 06:12:55 PM
Anyone fitted anything to the throttle for long journeys in the absence of a proper cruise control?
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: glassbacken on October 21, 2018, 06:55:08 PM
I have cruise control and rarely use it. Always having to stop using it due to poor lane discipline by other road users
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: DaveG on October 21, 2018, 07:56:35 PM
Donít start me on bad driving! Good point but would still like something to ease the wrist ache on long runs.
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: Stevie.P on October 21, 2018, 09:34:17 PM

Possibly this  .... as I used on my Street Triple before having C/C on my Tiger, ....
https://www.nippynormans.com/f650gs-08-on/throttle-rocker
.... simply let's you relax your finger grip and use the heel of your hand to hold a constant speed when cruising on motorways etc.  :028:

P.S there are probably cheaper versions, just that I knew the above as a reference.
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: DaveG on October 21, 2018, 10:22:04 PM
Thanks for that. Will get one at that price. Cheers
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: troop on October 22, 2018, 02:39:03 PM
This works great, especially for the $1.75 accepted price. It's used on a couple of my bikes :)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Grip-Rubber-Throttle-Boss-Motorcycle-Cruise-Control-Assist-Rocker-Handgrip/272560818927?hash=item3f75e40aef:g:wRQAAOSwv-NWaB3M:rk:1:pf:0
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: River on October 25, 2018, 03:15:32 PM
Prior to buying my Tiger with cruise control I used one of these Go Cruise throttle control gizmos on several bikes. Inexpensive, dead easy to install, works great     http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: sackett on January 12, 2019, 07:55:41 PM
I have an issue with the beginning of arthritis in (specifically the right) hands and need something to be able to relieve the numbness now and again and am leaning toward the KAOKO product - Google it, but rather order directly from South Africa as the price seems to be far better at around 70USD (55GBP) as compared to 150USD on Revzilla. Has anyone tried this neat piece of kit?
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: chico on January 12, 2019, 10:14:10 PM
I've used the Kaoko devise on my previous tiger. It works well and is well made. My new tiger has the cc therefore don't need the Kaoko. If interested I can let you have it for a good price.

Chico
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: Paulhere on January 13, 2019, 09:18:42 AM
On old Brit bikes there was a spring loaded screw to hold the throttle open, needed it with hand signals.

Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: Johnjo on January 13, 2019, 10:57:14 AM
I used one of those caterpillar silicon oil seals on my 1050. Part number is still current - 8m4991.

It worked very well. It still allowed opening or closing the throttle while in position, albeit with a bit more resistance to it. When not in use just roll it over to the outer end of the bar weight.

Found it much easier to use than the dedicated cruise on my xrt.
Title: Re: Cruise control
Post by: tcbandituk on January 13, 2019, 12:38:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Johnjo [+]
I used one of those caterpillar silicon oil seals on my 1050. Part number is still current - 8m4991.

It worked very well. It still allowed opening or closing the throttle while in position, albeit with a bit more resistance to it. When not in use just roll it over to the outer end of the bar weight.

Found it much easier to use than the dedicated cruise on my xrt.

Used one of them seals on my Bandit 12 when riding to South of France etc in the late 1990s/early2000s    :002:
Hopefully won't need one on my XRt  :001: