Throttle lock available?

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Throttle lock available?

Post by GoatTracks » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:34 am

I've found myself wishing for a throttle lock on longer rides- guessing there's no such thing made for Urals but if anyone's heard of one let me knooooow.


Also, I love my Throttle Rockers (got them on a ride to Sturgis 10 years ago and use them on both sides on my HD bars so I can rest my wrists on them). I see that they now make ones that look like they will also fit the skinny little Ural grips!

https://www.throttlerocker.com/
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by Lee Pape » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:38 am

Many types have been used over the years. Everything from an o-ring that applies friction between the throttle and the brake/mirror mount. Then there are these: https://entermoto.com/best-motorcycle-cruise-control
Or the Vista type cruise control/throttle lock: https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Off-Recrea ... B000WJBAW6
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by Lokiboy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:54 am

IMHO, the those like Cramp Buster or friction throttle locks are the best. Rational, the low power of the Ural requires constant increase or decrease of the throttle whenever the road is not perfectly flat. The two I mention allow me to adjust easily where I need the throttle set on-the-fly.

Living in Iowa is probably a useful place to use one.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by SidecarDan » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:08 am

Call Ben at Ural NW in Bellingham, I picked up a throttle lock from him about 5 years ago and it works great, I just can't remember the brand name.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by stagewex » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:53 am

I have that Throttlerocker from the first post, under $10.00 and pretty simple. When you lean on it... it works. When you don't, it doesn't.
I don't use it that much and actually have never used it on the Patrol. But easy of the hands for real long distance riding on a couple of the 2-wheelers.

I don't like anything that "locks" your throttle in place even with a quick-release. Ya never know what's coming-up down the road vs. your natural reactions.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by bratmanxj » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:59 am

I have "Go Cruise" reviewed in the 1st post:
https://www.amazon.com/CRUISE-2wheelrid ... B00ERXG4TM

My buddy has the 1st generation that didn't have the tension adjuster and used it for years on his Triumph Thunderbird. I had issues with it staying put with the OEM grips, the chrome trim has a ramp to it and it would work it's way out while riding. Since i switched to aftermarket flat motocross grips it's been awesome. Simple enough to use and over-ride when necessary.

Edit: I also have the CrampBuster hand rest as well that I use on occasion. When Riding around town I don't have either on the bike, only if I'm out in the country going down to the family cottage where traffic is not an issue.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by David Z » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:18 pm

I wanted the same to give me a free hand if needed when riding with the dog. UralNE has one they say is designed for Ural. Went with that feeling it was a safe option.
Well it works but really wouldn't recommend it.
You have to move mirror mount in and it takes up space on the hand grip making it harder to get your entire hand on the brake lever. It also loosened up on the area mounted on the handlebar and needed to add some rubber gasket material for better grip.
The locking lever is also at a hard to get to angle.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by Happytrails » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:22 pm

Crampbuster sounds nice. Maybe IMZ will go throttle by wire next year and make it easier. 😃
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:35 pm

There are a few available out there. US OLDTIMERS - wind string between the throttle/switch unit & grip lip - enough to make throttle grip tube stay set.
This works for me. & (not necessarily a recommendation).
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by Lee Pape » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:59 pm

Lokiboy wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:54 am
Living in Iowa is probably a useful place to use one.
You must of never been to Iowa. If you try riding a bicycle across you will soon find out it is not flat. Plus the wind blows all of the time. Iowa is flatter where the glaciers smoothed it down some but is still not flat.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by GoatTracks » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:03 pm

Love this site, such a great wealth of experience and tips!

Thanks, folks!

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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by bratmanxj » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:12 pm

Lee Pape wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:59 pm
You must of never been to Iowa. If you try riding a bicycle across you will soon find out it is not flat. Plus the wind blows all of the time. Iowa is flatter where the glaciers smoothed it down some but is still not flat.
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INSUBORDINATOR wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:35 pm
There are a few available out there. US OLDTIMERS - wind string between the throttle/switch unit & grip lip - enough to make throttle grip tube stay set.
This works for me. & (not necessarily a recommendation).
My last motorcycle was a CAT oil seal O-ring on the grove between the grip and the bar end weight. Easy enough to roll back and forth with the heal of your hand to "engage" cruise.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by RC20 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:41 pm

After my misery with the R80GS tring to rip my hands apart, the first thing I asked about was a TL

Seemed to be not so bad so I went without one.

Had some 12 hour days in the saddle and while other things got really sore, right wrist did just fine.
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:39 pm

I have a cramp buster, but not used it yet. I have had other bikes with really heavy throttle springs (e.g. any early Moto Guzzi), compared to which Ural's is a doddle. Interesting mention of R80GS above, my old R80 RT was a right pain too; a bunch of thick elastic bands around the grip helped. But the real problem was the stock grips, which were plastic and therefore too slippery under the gloves. I cut them off and put rubber aftermarket ones on, much better after that. :D
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Re: Throttle lock available?

Post by Happytrails » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:30 pm

Installing grab on's (grip puppies) really helped with throttle hand ache. Like Mike mentions those grips can be too small for some peoples hands.
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