Kaoko cruise control gen1 bike.

bimota

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Hi guys,

seen these about for a few years now and i,m dempted to try but old school thoughts about it locking and not getting the throttle to release lol is always on my mind,

any you guys use these and are really happy with them, any feed back would be great

Rob
 

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Works great but honestly I dont use it often. Mainly if for some reason I need to remove or put back on my right glove.

When burning miles on the interstate I sometimes keep the Kaoko partially engaged to reduce throttle spring back and grip required.

Even fully engaged to hold speed you can easily turn throttle in either direction. Just no auto throttle return.

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Have had one on my bike since almost new. I don't use it that often as usually am on smaller roads, and when I do, usually I use it to where the grip is not "locked" but takes a little to rotate. If you are using it, and have it cinched down some, you just need to remember to grip the outer portion of the grip, which will include the Kaoka, and you will have no problems. I have no problems using it with my gloves, and of all the manual throttle locks I have tried, I like it the best, and would put one on any bike I had without a cruise control.
 

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Have had one for years. I used to use it alot for rough roads to tame the touchy throttle. Since I got a McCruise it hasn't been used.
 

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Got the bike with one. On a recent 600 mile day trip, I used it maybe 20 mins total on completely empty highway. Just a few mins at a time so I could stretch my shoulder and wrist every half an hour or so.

It's too hard to shut it off in an emergency to even consider using it in traffic. It takes a VERY firm roll forward on the throttle to overcome it and shut it off. After owning one, I would never spend the money to buy one to add to another bike. For the very little utility it provides I would buy one of the "china" throttle locks off amazon for $20. I had one on my last bike for interstate rest like described above and it worked just as good.

BTW do some searching this is just the first one that popped up so I could show what I was talking about. Might find better price.
https://www.amazon.com/Baomabao-Motorcycle-Throttle-Universal-Retainer/dp/B07R228D27
 

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I like it. Like others, not used other then long stretches. Id buy it again, its the least intrusive of the ones out there.
 

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Kaoko way to expensive for a new one, I bought a used one for my previous 2013 and really did not like it so took it off and sold it to someone else. Later bought one of those throttle rocker things, didn’t really care much for that either so gave it away. Eventually bought one of those Chinese throttle locks, in my opinion that was the best of the three . Eventually I wound up trading the 2013 for a new 2018 mostly just to get a real cruise control.
 

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hi cycledude,

got a link to the chinese one you think is the best of the 3

cheers

rob
sorry don’t have a link and don‘t know the name brand but it was bought off the display rack at a dealer, it was easily adjustable for tension by just turning a little knob and had a lever to press to set it, I gave it away to a friend after buying the new 2018
 

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I like the Kaoko. Use it every ride. Been on there since new, 80-some-odd thousand miles, two sets of bars.
 
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