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Cramp Buster Cruise Control

Has anyone tried the Cramp Buster on their V??

It is a palm "cruise control" .
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I use one on the highway, but stop and take it off (usually at a light) when I get off the highway because it gets in the way. It goes on and off very easily and works well.
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I've got one, and leave it on all of the time.........when I first put one on a bike it bothered me in town, and on some 2 lanes, but now I don't even notice it. One of the best things I've had. My FJR has kind of a stiff throttle, and without knowingly doing it, I find myself resting my palm on it a lot without gripping the throttle.

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I had the smaller cramp buster and it worked well to reduce the hand fatigue. However i wanted an actual throttle lock to facilitate being able to shake out the throttle hand every once in a while on a long cruise. I ended getting a Kaoko throttle lock, works as advertised. Love it! Try one.
http://www.kaokousa.com/

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I've gotten really used to my cramp buster. I hardly notice it anymore.

Thanks for the tip on the Kaoko throttle stonedGP...I just sent the link to my wife, maybe Santa will bring me one.
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I like the Cramp Buster - works great for long trips. Takes a few rides to get used to it and set it in it's sweet spot. Easy to adjust.
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I have throttle rocker, very similar, wouldn't ride without it. Also have trottle lock, again wouldn't be without it.




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Machog - what make is your throttle lock?

How does it work when you need to throttle down quickly?
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My dealer carries both Cramp Busters plus another make made of soft rubber (rather than hard plactic) that I use and leave on all the time. I will try to get the name of it. I prefer it because it is much smaller and as comfortable as the CB.
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Ocean - it's a Vista Cruise Universal Throttle Lock.

I prefer the more compact version, but it does require a bit more work to install:


The version I use releases very easily and can also be over-ridden by simply shutting the throttle, it doesn't take much to close the throttle, even with it engaged. I usually use the same throttle rocker Mac has in his picture it just wasn't on for this pic.


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The one I like best is the Kuryakyn Throttle Boss. I bought it local for $9.95.
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Might have to get me one,

Gustavo, I'm sure you posted about them but what hand guards are those, looks nice
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Mike - the handguards are KTM Enduro Handguards. There is an extensive thread on the international forum regarding fitting and sourcing the KTM handguards.

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Used to have a cramp buster on on my V. Out of desperation while chasing a maniac on an FJR, took it off on the fly (not recommended) and shoved it in my jacket pocket somewhere north of Shady Valley, TN. Haven't seen it since. Worked great though. Miss it.

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Used to have a cramp buster on on my V. Out of desperation while chasing a maniac on an FJR, took it off on the fly (not recommended) and shoved it in my jacket pocket somewhere north of Shady Valley, TN. Haven't seen it since. Worked great though. Miss it.

Ive got an extra one if you want it. Just let me know where to send it. Merry Christmas!

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what make is your throttle lock?
Ocean, like Mr G. says, its a VC, but I didn't pay this much for it
closer to $20.00 I think. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-Uni...QQcmdZViewItem

Only modification you need a longer stainless bolt for the top mount of the throttle/mirror/on-off assembly.

It flicks on/off easily and can be overridden very easily when its 'locked' on. On the flat it will hold speed well, hills, up or down your speed will change.

I use it mainly for scratching myself or resting my right arm for a couple of minutes.

Don't think our bars our 1", but they came in all circumferences.

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Took a few trips to get totally used to it. When I'm in Town I rotate it clockwise out of the way and as soon as I'm ready to head out of town rotate it into position and enjoy. A lot easier on the pocket book than a Throttle Lock and I'm very happy with it.
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The cramp buster literally changed my life.
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The cramp buster literally changed my life.
Explain. I'm curious. That's quite the endorsement.
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Ocean, like Mr G. says, its a VC, but I didn't pay this much for it
closer to $20.00 I think. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-Uni...QQcmdZViewItem

Only modification you need a longer stainless bolt for the top mount of the throttle/mirror/on-off assembly.

It flicks on/off easily and can be overridden very easily when its 'locked' on. On the flat it will hold speed well, hills, up or down your speed will change.

I use it mainly for scratching myself or resting my right arm for a couple of minutes.

Don't think our bars our 1", but they came in all circumferences.

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Thanks, I'll look into one of these. On the LDT - it would be great to rest the hand. The crampbuster works great but you still have to hang on.
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