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All 650Rs Anyone tried a throttle lock?

John Jive

CBR650R
May 10, 2023
Riding Since
2007
I tried the 2nd item, throttle assist, and removed it 10 seconds down the road as it impaired throttle control

I'm wondering if the throttle lock is any good. Has anyone tried it and what do you think please?


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Brammers

2014
CBR650F ABS
Staff
May 30, 2014
Hampshire, England
Yup, I've used both.

Different use cases, but both work well.

The top one is handy on the motorway to give your right arm a break. The bottom on is more of a wrist support and avoids finger cramp from gripping the throttle.

Hth
J
 

Redrocket

CBR650R
Mar 17, 2023
Riding Since
1968
I've used the lower sort for years - just swap my Throttle Rocker from one bike to another. Wouldn't be without it. Just adjust it out of the way when not needed.
 

John Jive

CBR650R
May 10, 2023
Riding Since
2007
I've used the lower sort for years - just swap my Throttle Rocker from one bike to another. Wouldn't be without it. Just adjust it out of the way when not needed.
I tried it yesterday and removed it after 10 seconds. Impossible to use on my CBR650R

Thinking of trying the top one next. Cheap enough on ebay
 

miweber929

2014
CBR650F
650 Alumnus
Staff
Feb 13, 2015
Woodbury, MN
Riding Since
1975
I tried it yesterday and removed it after 10 seconds. Impossible to use on my CBR650R
Definitely not impossible to use, just something you have to get used to using and having on there. Some love them, some hate them, I’m indifferent when using them over the years. They are trickier to use on a twitchy throttle, FI bike.

I‘m personally a much bigger fan of either the Atlas brand unit or a bar end throttle lock like the Kaoko style:


 

John Jive

CBR650R
May 10, 2023
Riding Since
2007
Definitely not impossible to use, just something you have to get used to using and having on there. Some love them, some hate them, I’m indifferent when using them over the years. They are trickier to use on a twitchy throttle, FI bike.

I‘m personally a much bigger fan of either the Atlas brand unit or a bar end throttle lock like the Kaoko style:


Thank you
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
I installed the atlas lock for a trip across boring motorways in france worked a treat. It's not "cruise control" in that you lock it at a speed so once you downplay any u realistic expectations it does a good job at providing relief. While locked To maintain speed the throttle will need need micro adjustments on rolling hills etc but st least you dont need to have your hand around the throttle 100% of the time so you can move around a bit which does provide relief on those straight roads
 

Redrocket

CBR650R
Mar 17, 2023
Riding Since
1968
I don't use my Throttle Rocker as a wrist rest. It's hard to explain, but I actually use it to open and close the throttle, allowing me to relax my grip on the throttle and, on the CBR, to sit more upright for a spell to relieve wrist strain. I don't use it in heavy traffic, rather like I don't use cruise control on my car in heavy traffic either. I've had throttle locks that hold the throttle open for the rider before and much prefer using the rocker type to control the throttle when on suitable stretches of road. I kind of lock it with my hand against the bar end weight as a sort of damper.
 

halfmt1

2020
CB650R
Nov 9, 2019
I also have the Atlas throttle lock on my 2020 650r, it is not cheap, but it works well.
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
That would be a big concern of mine but also. If it's a small business that develops and R&D's the product I will do my best to support then to buy off official resellers. (Not a fan of amazon either or these other junk selling websites). But there is alot of caveats to this argument and I dont do this 100% of the time.
 
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