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Cramp Busters

I am new to biking and just wondering if the product "cramp buster" or a similiar product is worth buying ? Let me know of any good sites to buy such a product. Thanks
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I am new to biking and just wondering if the product "cramp buster" or a similiar product is worth buying ? Let me know of any good sites to buy such a product. Thanks
It is a good product and ordering directly from the cramp buster website is the cheapest way to puchase.

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They're great. If you want a better setup, get Kuryakyn grips and throttle bosses. Looks and feels better.


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I wouldn't go further then the corner store without mine....
Also, was my very first add-on.
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Works good.

I use it on my ZX-6R and my Versys. I use it for long highway runs and pop it off when on the street. Takes a little getting used to since it interferes with the normal way your hand wraps around the bars during stop and go riding.

Buddy has the throttlemeister but i dont like the way it makes the bars look long on his ZX-6R.

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I'm going to be the negative hold out on this one. Just be careful when you first get it. I had a buddy that got a used bike that came with it already installed. He wasn't to careful and almost crashed within the first week because he got tangled up in it.

I have a Breakaway throttle lock. Very much not cheap, but love it. Won't work as designed with non-standard grips though; but it can be made to work...

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I'm a new owner and I'm at work - what's our grip diameter? Thanks.
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Just be careful when you first get it.
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I'm going to be the negative hold out on this one. Just be careful when you first get it. I had a buddy that got a used bike that came with it already installed. He wasn't to careful and almost crashed within the first week because he got tangled up in it.
I will agree with lonerockz on this one. I used a crampbuster on a long trip last year. I did not like the way it limited my ability to apply the brakes as I am used to. I have not used it since.

I ride two hours each way to work. I am thinking that I might try the crampbuster again, but I am not sure.
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I use this. works great and easily changes from bike to bike.

http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html
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I'm going to be the negative hold out on this one. Just be careful when you first get it. I had a buddy that got a used bike that came with it already installed. He wasn't to careful and almost crashed within the first week because he got tangled up in it. ...
One of my friends had a bad crash turning right at parking-lot speeds when his hand forced the 'cramp buster' toward full throttle as it was caught between his hip and grip at full lock, while U-turning on a hilly driveway. Ended up under his Bandit till someone saw him and helped get it off him.

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I am new to biking and just wondering if the product "cramp buster" or a similiar product is worth buying ? Let me know of any good sites to buy such a product. Thanks
I prefer "throttle rocker" over "cramp buster"
The difference is in the curve of the plastic. The cramp buster is straight across and cuts off circulation to my hand where the throttle rocker is more curved to the shape of the hand.
Personal preference I guess, but a good accessory for long rides.
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I did not like it at for around town. It made braking more difficult and on tight turns it was too easy to hit the paddle and accelerate unexpectedly. Almost got into a couple of slow speed accidents in parking lots, etc.

On long straight rides it was great, but since I commute in town more than freeway ride, I ended up returning it to my shop.
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just like "sign_guy" my 1st add on. best $11 i've ever spent...
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I understand the concerns about using the crampbuster. However, it should be noted that there are two different widths that are produced. I use the narrower version and have never had a problem using it. I place the crampbuster as far to the outside of the throttle as possible. I only install it for long rides. I only rest the outside of my palm on it. Having said that, I could see how during some type of emergency manuever, my wrist could unintentionally push down on it.


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I've used the wide verson for a few years on a snowmobile (ski trail grooming - hours & hours at ~15 km/h), and now have the narrow version on my Versys. They are great for cruising on the highway, and you can even adjust the position as a pseudo cruise control. As noted, they can get in the way for stop-start, in-town riding. When I get off the highway and into town, I rotate the rest so that it is not in the way (pointed down & opposite to where my hand moves up/down) - I can grab a handfull of brake and rip the throttle up & down with no interference.

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I got one and removed it after the first ride with it. It is in some drawer in the garage. It might be nice when you need it but a nuisance when you dont. Installed a universal vista cruise instead. Non intrusive until needed and only $21
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Nice to have it and get some relaxed motion on your grip on long rides. works without any interference on your throttle motion.



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I prefer "throttle rocker" over "cramp buster"
The difference is in the curve of the plastic.
+1. Also bought the left side to give my palm a rest on the clutch side. Feels natural and gives my hands a "home" each time I grab.

Crampbuster is straight:


Throttle Rocker is curved naturally to the hand:

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