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Throttle Lock/ Hand Guards/ Suggestions /Video

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Here're 3 pictures to help identify the install. Didn't have time to do them last night.

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kaoka cruise and barkbuster handguards

Has anyone tried to use a Kaoko Cruise controller w/ Barkbuster storm handguards? I didn't know if they are compatable w/ each other. Thanks all.
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I guess I got lucky, as I installed the vista cruise lock first, then started looking for hand guards, I really like the throttle lock and moving the brake wasn't a option. I found a universal mount hand guard that fits on the end of the bar weight and also has a mount on the angled part of the bar, by the plastic support for the cables. The upside is that the mirror vibration is reduced as the hand guards help stiffen the handlebar.I am going to try and figure out how to post some pictures. probably would be easier than what I just did.

Finally got around to taking pictures


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clearance at full lock, same on both sides
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I just think some are going overkill with the anti-vibe pivoting riser adapter on a Pro-Taper aluminum handlebar. Just the Pro-Taper fat aluminum bars with the regular Rox black 2" pivoting riser 1-1/8" adapter (1R-P2SP) would well take care of vibrations without the extra bulk and cost of the anti-vibe piece ... Also, you're better off replacing the heavy vibe inducing stock steel bars, instead of trying to improve it by adding the anti-vibe riser, and end up with even more weight. The regular pivoting riser with a Pro-Taper fat aluminum bar cost less and does the trick with less bulk and weight.
I might be inclined to agree with you, until I figured a way to install the bar-end weights along with the Barkbusters and the Kaoko throttle Lock. Now it's very smooth.
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Did you try it without the bar-end weights?
Yeah I did, without the weights and the Barkbuster guards, it was roughly the same as stock. Without weights but with Barkbuster guards it was worse than stock (especially left side). Like I said above, with the weights it's much better.
I think I am more sensitive to the high frequency vibration because of a carpal-tunnel situation with my hands. Talked to my Dr. about it and he says it's very common complaint for bike riders he's seen. Thus why I went above and beyond (BIG $) to attempt to quell as many vibes as I can.

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Here's some pics of my install with Zeta handguards.
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I would like to try the reservoir mount. Is there a certain model Vista that I need to purchase?

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Are you talking about the vacuum cruise control? Or are you refering to what I have on my bike, I used a M6 x 400mm stainless allen head cap screw and a stainless 1/4 MPT to 1/4 airline quick connect and cut it back to fit as a spacer, cut 1/2 of the threaded portion off and ran a M6 drill bit through.As to the Cruise control, I think it
is a universal Vista Cruise, to fit 1 inch handlebars.I think a M6 X 500mm would be perfect, and you wouldn't need to cut the spacer back.I was given a 300mm and 400mm M6, which was the longest my free source had, a 500mm would have been better, however I would have needed to buy 10 of them to get one, from my local fastener specialty store.


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quick connect with a M6 X 300 mm bolt
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https://www.murphskits.com/catalog/login.php Be aware that they have stopped making these kits, if you search the forum using Audiovox CCS-100 Cruise Control , you should find more information. Murph's bought up the remaining kits back in December, and from what I can tell by going onto his site, he may not have anymore.
This is a true cruise control designed for a car, there is what I would call a considerable amount of work to install one, and when the parts fail you are out of luck. Some waterproofing is involved, and when I totaled all the parts and the $50 shipping cost to Canada, it was close to $300 and two days of work. The Unversal throttle lock takes two seconds to engage, I can still turn the throttle when engaged, and 2 seconds to disengage. It took less than 1 hour to install and cost what I would have paid in shipping, for the CCS-100.Sure, when you go up a hill it will slow down, and when you go down a hill it will speed up, that is providing you locked it in on the level.You go over several bumps it will back off, IMO I love it and I can lock it in or out using a flick of my thumb, no need to even look.
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They are compatible, i called twisted T and asked. Im contemplating this one myself.
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I have this combination on my Versys. Works very well. You need the Kaoko that are specific for the barkbusters. This is all available from Twisted Throttle. -- Hank.
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Hi!

Do we still need the extra bar weight with the barkbusters storms?

I' waiting for my Barkbusters and the Bar End Weights. If not necessary, I will cancell the weights...and replace them with the Kaoko cruise

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I just installed the Vista Cruise throttle lock on my 09 Versys. I started using this lock several bikes ago and love it. I tried Throttlemeisters but found the throttle locks (like the kaoka) which are mounted near the bar ends were not nearly as easy as the Vista's.
Just what works for me. So far I've found I haven't been disappointed by anything I've bought from Twisted Throttle.
Best of luck.

Here's a link as an example of the Vista I use.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...roduct_ID=9481
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Do we still need the extra bar weight with the barkbusters storms?

I' waiting for my Barkbusters and the Bar End Weights. If not necessary, I will cancell the weights...and replace them with the Kaoko cruise

Thanks.
You still need a weight on the left grip. However, the Kaoko for Barkbusters requires no weight on the right grip.
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Here's a requested pic of the Vista on my 09 V.
Since I added the Kuryakyn grips I had to add the small spacer. It shouldn't be needed with stock grips. I don't see where there would be a problem with the Barkbusters.
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Versys Throttle Lock Suggestions /Video

I need to put a throttle lock on my V, what would you guys recommend?
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Well,it may be frowned on by many as dangerous,but instead of spending major bucks on a throttle lock,I just got a fat o-ring that would fit nicely between the grip and the bar end....The friction holds it in place quite well...It does tend to release when you hit a pretty good bump,but it sure is a major improvement on holding it with your hand for long periods of time...
It stays on the bar end until you roll it in place with your hand....
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O-ring works.
I like to be able to release the lock on the throttle, so I installed a Vista Cruise, only costs $25.
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I picked up a Kaoko that replaces the bar end weight.

http://www.kaoko.com/c172/Versys.aspx

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Or you can use something like this:
http://www.wunderlich.de/shopart/860...ergaenzung.htm
It is not cruise control but it can help in lot of situations. And its cheap.
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Vista Cruise. I had to be a little creative to install it with the PowerMadd hand guards. Some people have been able to use the mount point of the break reservoir for the bracket.

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