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Because one of my OEM bar ends broke. The rubber inside it came apart from the metal wall so I used them to add mass to my mirrors to reduce the vibration. Works great, 50-60% improvement but they look crazy.

Less bar ends I toyed around with various ways to devise a simple friction device (just for fun). Won't use it often since I spend more time doing stuff like this than riding and I hardly do any distance on this bike. Works really well, allows easy throttle downs even when engaged just like the $100 ones, just not as easy to deploy since you have to tighten the compression bolt which is the opposite direction of a throttle action.

It's crafted from 4 little pieces. The large rubber gromet has a plastic cap inside of it. The plastic cap covers the bar end insert protrusion and has a hole in it. The key is the smooth round metal ring that sits against the throttle grip. The compression bolt that holds everything together is from an adjustable office chair I took apart 6 years ago.

It's simple, looks pretty decent and it only took 10 minutes to do although finding all the right size components took a few days (sifted through a lot of junk). The best part is, I made it myself and it works just fine for what I need it to do. Would I use something like this on my C14, no but that's why I like the Versys - it adobts well to almost anything we throw at it and it still retains good purpose and style.

Love this bike!!
 

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sometimes it nice to exercise your imagination even though it can be bought cheaper
once again it's your toy and only you have to be happy with it

tinker on
 

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I was expecting to see wires and circuits and actuators. So do you put a rock on you gas pedal and call that cruise control? LOL! We used to get throttle locks in the 80s for a couple bucks.
LOL!! You're funny!! :clap: - Btw, in case you didn't know, for most folks in the USA a Versys is a relatively inexpensive bike so not sure why anyone would go the wires,circuits, actuators route. When you can spare a bit more cash buy a high end BMW, the one I had with an electronic cruise control system failed and was repaired twice. Give me a rock any day mate - LOL!!
 

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LOL!! You're funny!! :clap: - Btw, in case you didn't know, for most folks in the USA a Versys is a relatively inexpensive bike so not sure why anyone would go the wires,circuits, actuators route. When you can spare a bit more cash buy a high end BMW, the one I had with an electronic cruise control system failed and was repaired twice. Give me a rock any day mate - LOL!!
Throttle locks worked OK when I lived in flat Florida. But here in the hills they are only good for a momentary break for the right hand. Electronic cruise can be added for a couple bills.
 

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A friction lock works well to hold the throttle while ya wring out that right wrist.

Larger displacement motors work better, but any friction lock is better than no friction lock.
 
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