Cheap A$$ Throttle Clutch (cruise control)

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Written by Vince Sbordone a.k.a. V52   
Friday, 11 June 2004

Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips

Ok!
What can you do with a motorcycle and $2.00?

Build a throttle clutch.
Yep, for about 2 bucks you can have a throttle clutch on your Roadie.

Here's what you need ...

About a foot of  vacuum hose and 3 or 4 wire ties. That's it. Take your bike to your auto parts store and find a piece of vacuum hose that will sit snugly between the hand grip to starter switch housing. Refer to photos 1 through 4.

You might be wondering why it's referred to as a Throttle Clutch rather than a throttle lock.  With this setup you can still adjust your throttle setting. It holds just tight enough to keep the throttle where you put it and loose enough to change the setting without strain on your hand.

To engage simply reach over, grab the hose and lightly pull straight down. Now adjust the throttle to the desired HIGHWAY SPEED.

DON'T USE THIS IN CITY TRAFFIC, YOU'LL KILL YOURSELF. SEE DISCLAIMER BELOW.

To disengage, grab the tail and pull back and towards you.  Now go cruise the highway and enjoy yourself without the right hand cramping on those long hauls.


 

 

Disclaimer: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO YOUR BIKE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES, THOSE YOU HATE, OR ANYONE ELSE THAT YOU KNOW OR DON'T KNOW FOR THAT MATTER.
THIS ITEM IS NOT TO BE USED IN TRAFFIC.
IF NOT USED PROPERLY OR ABUSED YOU MIGHT KILL YOURSELF.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF YOUR CAPABILITIES, DON'T USE THIS DEVICE.
IF YOU ARE JUST NOT SURE, DON'T USE THIS DEVICE.
IF YOU HAVE TO E-MAIL ME AND ASK, 'WHAT IS A THROTTLE LOCK', DON'T USE THIS DEVICE.
I HOPE I HAVE COVERED ALL THE BASES IN THIS DISCLAIMER.
IN SHORT, I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR JACK S#IT, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PERIOD.

 

Vince Sbordone



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DISCLAIMER: This information and procedure is provided as a courtesy and is for informational purposes only.  Neither the publishers nor the authors accept any responsibility for the accuracy, applicability, or suitability of this procedure.  You assume all risks associated with the use of this information.  NEITHER THE PUBLISHERs NOR THE AUTHORs SHALL IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS INFORMATION OR LACK OF INFORMATION.  Any type of modification or service work on your motorcycle should always be performed by a professional mechanic. If performed incorrectly, this procedure may endanger the safety of you and others on your motorcycle and possibly invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty.


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Written by mousedog, on 07-30-2015 14:18
Great idea. I slightly changed it and used a 1/8th in o-ring with two zip ties. cost me almost nothing, had every thing already around the garage. works pi--a. thanks for the idea.another great tip from the people of the road star clinic. :grin :zzz
Great Idea !!
Written by Beachcop, on 08-18-2014 13:20
I used windshield wiper hose which is the exact fit for stock grips . . . . now on to those long rides with ease !
Written by Thumper1, on 08-04-2011 18:15
Im in Dnever and getting ready to go to Glenwood Springs in a week, about 3 hours west into the mountains and think i will give this a try, thanks. 99 r*
thanks!!!!
Written by xlchopper, on 07-24-2009 19:26
i've been fretting over how to ease up the ride a bit without spending the money on a whole control set up. i'm headed to sturgis the 30th and this will make it a breeze of a run!!!! thanks.
Nice tip
Written by sprad, on 07-06-2009 05:58
Did this the other day except w/ model airplane fuel tubing. Thanks, it works great.
Written by Bushman52, on 07-05-2009 10:15
You don't have to spend $2.00!! I did mine for .42 [ already had the wire ties]
Great Idea!
Written by BigShawnM, on 07-07-2008 23:52
Its a shame
Written by rgarcia351w, on 09-02-2005 14:08
First Id like to say that Im new here, got my first Roady about a month ago and love it. Now, saying that, its a dame shame that you have to waist your time putting in those disclamers. I dont understand how some poeple can be so stupid. This is a great idea, Im gonna try it. Ive already made the backrest mount, and lowered the bike with these postings you guys have, its awsome.

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