Anybody else do this or heard of this. I took an o-ring and slid it over my bar ends and use it as a cruise control on my 04 GSXR 1000. Now before you knock it, try it!
I frist heard about this a few months ago from an online forum somewhere, and thought "you gotta be crazy to do that." But then the more I thought about it, I had to try it. I of course did a "dry run" at the house first and slipped it on to see how much resistant and hold it actaully had, blah blah blah. It actually works amazingly well. You just make to make sure and use it for a crusie control, not throttle control. I only use it when I ride to work (42 miles one way) on the highway. It helps so much.
I actually think it kind of helps smooth out the throttle just in general as well. It's hard to explain, but since its a modified 1000, its pretty snappy. Well just for cruising around, it kind of "tamed" the snappy-ness of it and makes it much better to ride in town.
Anyways, I may get some grief for this, but unless you actually tried, I dont care. I just thought I'd share a little tip that actually seems to work well.
Ride safe! and always drive