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VistaCruise 9 50.00%
Throttlemeister 9 50.00%
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Old November 30th, 2012   #1
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Default VistaCruise vs Throttlemeister

Not looking for instructions here. There are plenty of threads out there on that. Just what to know which you use/favor. I would also like to here why you chose one over the other. Thanks
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Old November 30th, 2012   #2
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Default Re: VistaCruise vs Throttlemeister

I vote for "None of the Above".
If you want the safest throttle-lock, consider getting a BrakeAway.
Better still, buy a real cruise control. I think that you'd be MUCH happier with that.
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With the BrakeAway at $200.
Throttlemeister at $160,the heavy.
No question the Rostra with the bracket and switch at $290 is the way to go.

Nothing works better than a real Cruise Control.
Looks like the TM may limit your heated grip selection to Honda OEM.
You will need to check if the BA works with heated grips or not.
You may not want them today but you may in the future.
I had the Vista, it slips with age.
I had the Throttlemeister, no slip but it slows up even the slightest of hills and speeds down them.
I have adopted the Better Riding Thru Cruise Control theory and do not leave home without it.

Looks like I'll go with None of the Above also.

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Old November 30th, 2012   #4
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I have a Throttlemeister as it was installed the the PO.
Its OK but not something I would spend hard earned dollars for.
Had a Vista cruise on my shadow cruiser. Affordable and effective to
give your throttle hand a rest.
I will go with the Rostra or other true cruise control when time and funds permit.
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Default Re: VistaCruise vs Throttlemeister

I choose neither. I love, no let me say I LOVE my Kaoko throttle lock. I posed a similar question on this forum several months ago and then researched every single answer I got. For me personally, the Kaoko was exactly what I wanted. It works very much like a Throttlemeister, except that it will go tightly enough to always work. It is the same color and shape as the original bar end weight so it does not stand out like the Throttlemeister. It will not interfere with heated grips, installs in seconds and is almost invisible once on the bike.
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I always thought Throttlemeister provided a left bar end that matched the right in the style bought.

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Default Re: VistaCruise vs Throttlemeister

On ST's, I've used both the Vista and the Throttlemiester. The Throttlemiester's came with this bike, and were installed by the PO. I don't care for them. Just can't seem to get used to using your outer hand to use them for on/off operation. They cost around $100 and look nice on the bike.

I've used Vista's for years. $25 total cost. Easy to install and easily controllable with just the flick of your thumb.

Years ago my Wing had factory installed cruise. That was the ultimate...

It always come down to cost, ease of operation and installation. Best wishes in finding what's right for you!
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Default Re: VistaCruise vs Throttlemeister

I agree that true cruise is the way to go, last bike was a K1200LT. I keep returning to MC control as the audiovox is a bit above my confidence level.

I hope to go to a true cruise in the future, but right now it is cost prohibitive. I need something to hold me over until I am able to get a real cruise control. I really don't like the idea of drilling into the bike to make the vista work, and the throttlemeister seems way overpriced for what it is.
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After a couple hundred miles all in the same day, you'll wished you drilled that little hole !!!

It can always be plugged back up with one of those little back plastic tabs, a black colored screw, or filled and smoothed over with black silicone. That little hole sits under and behind the grip. It will never be noticed....
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Ive never had cc or even a throttle lock during ~ 35 years of riding. The first day or two might have some reaction but after that....no problems. These are ~ 600 mile days.

I DID try one of those paddle devices and it worked well except for getting in the way when not cruising.

But its just so not necessary for me I removed it.

My friend at work Mark has the AudioVox installed on his FJR. I think he paid ~ $100 for it some time ago...

He loves it.
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