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post #1 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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o-ring for cruise control on motorcycle

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.

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Are u joking lmao that crazy to think about

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It is crazy, but its really not that much different than some of the mechanical CC's. I bet it is nice on a sportbike. When a bike with that much power, stiff suspension, and bumpy highway does make it hard to stay at a constant speed by hand. It literally only takes a 1/32" of throttle position change from 60 to 90mph. When you just barely creap into the power band. Ugh. Now you got me thinking about my CBR's I used to own. Stop it. Lol.

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I ran a Throttlemeister set up for years on my Busa, it works very similar to the o-ring deal and I loved having it on long rides

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Are u joking lmao that crazy to think about
dead serious man. It is crazy to think about at first, but when really given thought, it does make sense.

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It is crazy, but its really not that much different than some of the mechanical CC's. I bet it is nice on a sportbike. When a bike with that much power, stiff suspension, and bumpy highway does make it hard to stay at a constant speed by hand. It literally only takes a 1/32" of throttle position change from 60 to 90mph. When you just barely creap into the power band. Ugh. Now you got me thinking about my CBR's I used to own. Stop it. Lol.

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That's the key my friend. It is a very rough ride on these Iowa roads and its almost acts like a steering damper like on quads, bikes or our trucks even. It really does smooth it out some. Plus it gives me a few seconds to relax my wrist when on a long ride.

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On the Concours forum they even tell you what Cat o-ring to use for best results. common as all get out, over there.

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On the Concours forum they even tell you what Cat o-ring to use for best results. common as all get out, over there.
Haha, that's awesome. I need to find a different one for mine. It doesn't quite hold it very well. It holds it perfect when the bike isn't running, but barely. Because when the bike's running, the small vibration is enough to make the o ring not hold.

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