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Post Kaoko Throttle Lock Handguard options? Problem solved Thanks

Hey people, I own the this throttle lock and I'm curious about fitmint. (Update Problem solved Thanks)

I've tried to search the forums and asked a few question but I haven't gotten anywhere.

Does anyone have feedback on the OEM Kawi guards for my 2011 V ? I'm looking for the most blockage possible within reason.

In the description of this Kaoko Throttle Lock
Kaoko Throttle Lock Cruise Control for Select Kawasaki Motorcycle Models | TwistedThrottle.com

It states that I can use with the OEM Kawasaki Handguards but I like options. Does anyone know if there are any other handguard options for use with the traditional sized Kaoko Throttle lock without doing any modding? The Oem Guards look nice but I also like the bark buster storms
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Thanks Wizard, I've run into this post before and it brought me to the conclusion that I'm probably going to have to sell the one that I own and buy that little shorty version. The one I have is too long. Thanks again!
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Post 4 is a very old post, and it appears the part is different to yours. One thing only you could tell me, is the bar end weight permanently attached to the lock?
I can tell you I have Barkbusters Storms, I feel they are superior to Kawi ones,they also come with various end weights and methods of attachment including hardware.My weights are half the length of yours in the photo.
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I use this works really well

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I agree, had that on my 07, on my 2015 it wasn't a option and went with the Go Cruise Aluminum Go Cruise 2 Throttle Device Universal, Auminum | Black - TwistedThrottle.ca and the
Kuryakyn Crampbuster Throttle Control for 7/8in & 1-3/8in, Narrow Design

After looking at the prices, I personally would never use the Kaoko, just for the price, but mainly with the Barkbuster Storms on, it would be difficult to activate .
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[quote=Glenno;1264810]...I use this works really well

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As do I (Vista Cruise Universal).

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Thanks Wizard, I've run into this post before and it brought me to the conclusion that I'm probably going to have to sell the one that I own and buy that little shorty version. The one I have is too long. Thanks again!
That is correct.

model KAW200 has a matching bar end too match the factory one you remove - just like other bike models they make, it replaces the factory bar end for that bike.

But if you need to add hand guards, you need to consider what protection you need from them. If you need crash protection with a backbone, then you do need to install the KAW210 throttle lock so you attach the back bone to the bar. Now it's possible that taking off bar ends induce some bar vibrations, and barkbusters do have an accessory backbone weight you can add.

If you just want some wind and rain protection there are handguards that attach only on the inside of grips leaving the stock bar ends. They don't have a backbone for protection in a crash but are also way way cheaper to buy. You can then use you KAW200 throttle lock.
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thanks for taking the time to share but I'm all about the Kaoko. Love this thing. I've had others and didn't like em.
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Post 4 is a very old post, and it appears the part is different to yours. One thing only you could tell me, is the bar end weight permanently attached to the lock?
I can tell you I have Barkbusters Storms, I feel they are superior to Kawi ones,they also come with various end weights and methods of attachment including hardware.My weights are half the length of yours in the photo.
yea I'm pretty sure it's permanently attached. I heard nothing but good things about those bb's. Thanks
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Post 4 is a very old post, and it appears the part is different to yours. One thing only you could tell me, is the bar end weight permanently attached to the lock?
I can tell you I have Barkbusters Storms, I feel they are superior to Kawi ones,they also come with various end weights and methods of attachment including hardware.My weights are half the length of yours in the photo.
yea I'm pretty sure it's permanent. I tried to separate them. No go. I need a different version of the Kaoko to get the BB's I believe.
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Thanks Wizard, I've run into this post before and it brought me to the conclusion that I'm probably going to have to sell the one that I own and buy that little shorty version. The one I have is too long. Thanks again!
That is correct.

model KAW200 has a matching bar end too match the factory one you remove - just like other bike models they make, it replaces the factory bar end for that bike.

But if you need to add hand guards, you need to consider what protection you need from them. If you need crash protection with a backbone, then you do need to install the KAW210 throttle lock so you attach the back bone to the bar. Now it's possible that taking off bar ends induce some bar vibrations, and barkbusters do have an accessory backbone weight you can add.

If you just want some wind and rain protection there are handguards that attach only on the inside of grips leaving the stock bar ends. They don't have a backbone for protection in a crash but are also way way cheaper to buy. You can then use you KAW200 throttle lock.
. I def want the back bone and a bigger gaurd than the oem versions. I think the only option is to get a new Kaoko
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How about with heated grips?

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That is correct.

model KAW200 has a matching bar end too match the factory one you remove - just like other bike models they make, it replaces the factory bar end for that bike.

But if you need to add hand guards, you need to consider what protection you need from them. If you need crash protection with a backbone, then you do need to install the KAW210 throttle lock so you attach the back bone to the bar. Now it's possible that taking off bar ends induce some bar vibrations, and barkbusters do have an accessory backbone weight you can add.

If you just want some wind and rain protection there are handguards that attach only on the inside of grips leaving the stock bar ends. They don't have a backbone for protection in a crash but are also way way cheaper to buy. You can then use you KAW200 throttle lock.
(Solution) So I realize I need to get rid of my KAW200 and get the kbb300 for the barkbuster storms but my last question is, do you think me adding headed grips into the equation will change things dramatically? Thanks Gigitt!


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heated grips will not affect the Kaoko or the bark busters... just make sure that you install the barkbusters first and then test fit heated grips rotation, you don't want the throttle heated grip wire hitting the barkbusters as you turn the throttle.
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heated grips will not affect the Kaoko or the bark busters... just make sure that you install the barkbusters first and then test fit heated grips rotation, you don't want the throttle heated grip wire hitting the barkbusters as you turn the throttle.
great advice, thanks!


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When you are ready let me know, I have a good clutch side photo, but the throttle side is critical, if I was to do it again, I would move the throttle cable a few more degrees counter clockwise.If you are interested I can take some pictures of my install on my 2015. I am in the process of moving the controller.
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When you are ready let me know, I have a good clutch side photo, but the throttle side is critical, if I was to do it again, I would move the throttle cable a few more degrees counter clockwise.If you are interested I can take some pictures of my install on my 2015. I am in the process of moving the controller.
That would be awesome Wizard. I have a second gen though, will they relate?


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