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Posted: 11/29/2014 6:43:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 6:58:38 PM EDT by hawaiinate]
hey guys, my older brother has a 1998 R1100RT and I'd like to get him a cruise control for the bike for christmas. I can't find the handlebar diameter online anywhere. should I be after a 1in of 7/8in diameter unit?

thanks in advance
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:02:40 PM EDT
Allow me to suggest you get him something else. My BMW mechanics tell me those things never really work right.

Proud owner of a 2009 K1300GT here.........................

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:15:09 PM EDT
i have the eltric cruise control on my gs 800 (it came with it) don't waste your time with it. when i ride with other riders i cant use it because everyone else hase throtle locks and they speed up and slow down with the hills and terain. mine stays right where i put it. this is great but no one else will drop the money on them so i am constanly adjusting it every dand secound it feels like. i just give up and use the throtle lock like everyone else and then keep up with the pack.

now when i do love it is when im out by my self and just want to set and forget., but the trottle lock will do the same thing for a lot less money, put the money into better horn, deinally lights or better yet a riding course (you wont belive what you will come home with in knoledge from them)

just my 2 cents on them as i have both and hardly use the thing. i know my next bike won't have it
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:21:21 PM EDT
I don't have that particular model of BMW but I have owned a BMW bike. Try googling R1100RT Throttle lock instead of cruise control

Kaoko

Throttlemeister

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:24:06 PM EDT
Here you go...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1232/50369/Kaoko-Cruise-Control?v=8148

My K1200LT has factory electronic cruise and it works flawlessly.
It may be available for the RT but it will be spendy.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:25:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 8:26:11 PM EDT by yankee43]
'74 R90S.

No cruise control for me.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:18:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 9:19:24 PM EDT by hawaiinate]
the reason I ask if I wanna pick up one of the go cruise "throttle clips" but they make one in 1in and one in 7/8in just not sure which one to get. for his bike.
if you haven't seen em before, check em out, simple effective, low cost solution. they make a great stocking stuffer at christmas, I've given em to most of my friends the past few years


Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:24:46 PM EDT
so whats the verdict lol, 1in or 7/8 in?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:32:49 PM EDT
I'm using this o-ring and it holds the throttle really well. I had a Wunderlich installed but it didn't work correctly.

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:36:07 PM EDT
R75/5, no cruise. Not much of anything else either.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:39:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hawaiinate:
so whats the verdict lol, 1in or 7/8 in?
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I am 99% sure it is 7/8ths

BUT I would skip the cruise and go with either Throttlemeister or Krakoa (however the fuck it is spelled) UNLESS, you want to spend a few hundred or more on fully electronic
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:40:43 PM EDT
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I don't know for sure, but back in the day when I had foreign bikes they were all 7/8 and Harley was 1in. But the foreign bikes were Honda, Suzuki and Triumph for me and that has been some years ago.

I think the throttle lock is a decent idea for long tours and strait flat highways, I put them on a couple bikes that I rode any distance on.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 11:17:13 PM EDT
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I don't know for sure, but back in the day when I had foreign bikes they were all 7/8 and Harley was 1in. But the foreign bikes were Honda, Suzuki and Triumph for me and that has been some years ago.

I think the throttle lock is a decent idea for long tours and strait flat highways, I put them on a couple bikes that I rode any distance on.
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Originally Posted By hawaiinate:
so whats the verdict lol, 1in or 7/8 in?

I don't know for sure, but back in the day when I had foreign bikes they were all 7/8 and Harley was 1in. But the foreign bikes were Honda, Suzuki and Triumph for me and that has been some years ago.

I think the throttle lock is a decent idea for long tours and strait flat highways, I put them on a couple bikes that I rode any distance on.


I'm if I'm gonna be on the bike more than an hour I'll throw a go cruise throttle lock on the bike. yeah, i'm lazy as dirt
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 11:27:18 PM EDT
I have a Throttlemeister on my VFR. Works well but pretty expensive for what it is and does I think.
It's unobtrusive though,just looks like a silver bar-end and is easy to roll on.


Link Posted: 11/29/2014 11:47:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hawaiinate:
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7/8"

I use KAOKO brand throttle friction device.
I am not aware of a cruise control for that model, even if there was, I would not use, recommend, nor install one on a cycle.
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 9:18:58 AM EDT
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Mine is 1", FWIW. Go with that, IMO.
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