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Brake Away Throttle Lock

Has anyone used the Throttle Lock from brakeaway???? I've talked to them and they don't know if it will work. Wondering if anyone has tried it on the V and which unit they used.


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That looks like what the rather old school Vista-Cruise should have developed into. I had a vista cruise back in the day and after a year the nuts were rusting and generally was worn out. I ended up buying a Kaoko throttle lock for my V. However, this new one looks of a higher quality than the Vista.

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I'm sure it works, but it's nothing more than a glorified throttle lock. You can buy a simple plastic version from Vista Cruise or NEP for $20. I can't see what this does that the cheaper versions do not.

I've had an NEP and Vista Cruise throttle locks for years, like stoned says, they haven't changed much but they work fine. BTW, I never had any problems with corrosion, even riding through PNWet winters.

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I can't see what this does that the cheaper versions do not.

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In case anyone is interested, I found this while shopping around for a lock on the BrakeAway website.

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After many requests, we were finally able to get our hands on a new Kawasaki Versys 650 for testing and fitting the BrakeAway cruise control. As it turns out the existing part number 6CB03-03 fits this bike like a glove. We will be updating the website shortly. Until then you can order this part number with confidence that it will fit the Versys 650 perfectly.
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just came across this and checked the prices - Brakeaway - $200?? geez was not hoping to create a money pit here!!
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I have a friend that has one of these on his ST1100. He loves it. Big difference with this throttle lock is that it releases when you apply the front break. So in a panic stop you don't have to worry about remembering to release the throttle lock.

That said, their price! Man that is not cheap.

Also unlike the traditional throttle locks you cant move the throttle to adjust your speed. As soon as you adjust the throttle the lock releases.

For half the price and 10 times the aggravation I went with the Audiovox cruise.

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I think it only fits 1" bars ???
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I have one on my Stratoliner. Great product - very well made. Sorry, I don't have a Versys --- yet.
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I had one for my 05 Bonneville. Used it for at least 40,000 miles. It was "good" but I had to modify it to make it nice. It was way too touchy at first.

Been using the $20 Vista-Cruise on the V for over 45,000 miles and I like it just as much if not better. Yeah, it does not turn off when the brake is hit but I never had a problem just flipping the Vista off real quick or just turning the throttle forward real quick. Besides, whenever you hit the brakes you pull in the clutch at the same time which gets rid of the engine force.

Also, I only use the Vista when on the hwy and traveling far, and I never have it on when traffic is real heavy and "dicey" on the hwy. Even when it's on, you still can adjust the throttle constantly, which I do. It is a MUST for long travel. A MUST indeed.
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Vista cruise, about $25.00, cheap and easy to fit. Clicks off instantly or you can easily override it.

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I had a Brake away cruise on my Yamaha 1700 Warrior. It worked great. It is precision made and made in the USA. There is your Huckleberry, Quality and Made in the USA.

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Look Goods and like the quick release with brake touch.
sometime its worth paying for quality.

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Arent you suppose to pull the clutch at the same time.you pull on the break? That kind of negates the $200 advantage of this lock. I stay with the $20 vista.
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I had one on another bike. Absolutely fantastic product.

I just put THIS on the Versys and so far I love it.

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I had one on another bike. Absolutely fantastic product.

I just put THIS on the Versys and so far I love it.


Ordered one of those after you first posted it. looking foward to trying it out.

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I had one on another bike. Absolutely fantastic product.

I just put THIS on the Versys and so far I love it.
Very satisfied with the GoCruise, too. Have to fine tune it as "vibration slippage" occurs, but on the open road, it does give your wrist a break.
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