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    hoss
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    After market throttle control

    I have a 2009 f650 gs and would like to add an aftermarket cruise control system.
    The bike has hand guards and heated grips.
    Any suggestions would be invaluable and much appreciated.
    Thank you for your time to reply to my request.
    Please respond to the following e-mail address:
    paulrgrischke@gmail.com

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    Registered User teepke's Avatar
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    we're a frugal lot we F800 riders are... so here's one inexpensive option and no surprise is the one I employ on my R.

    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...control-thingy

    -tp
    Last edited by Teepke; 11-17-2012 at 02:09 PM.
    '11 F800R

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    Teepke, I absolutely love that thing. After trying to use Crampbuster in a couple different sizes and different positions, it bothered my wrist. I put the Go Cruise on and it was love at first twist. What an ingenious device, and it works flawlessly.
    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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    Registered User teepke's Avatar
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    I've also used the cramp buster (on my old 650cs) and found it not as 'flexible' as the http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html which can be adjusted 'on the fly'.

    -tp
    '11 F800R

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    H2bill
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    I put one of these on my wifeÔÇÖs F650GS and she loves it. I have had one on my GSA for years and it works great.
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...NLY-up-to-2012

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    I use the Kaoko

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss01 View Post
    I have a 2009 f650 gs and would like to add an aftermarket cruise control system.
    The bike has hand guards and heated grips.
    Any suggestions would be invaluable and much appreciated.
    Thank you for your time to reply to my request.
    Please respond to the following e-mail address:
    paulrgrischke@gmail.com
    Was easy to install and works well.

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    Kaoko is the best.

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    Registered User dadayama's Avatar
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    One thing to consider when trying to make a decision is if it will work with your hand-guards. Some brands only work with certain hand-guards... while some thingys work with all.

    I like my Kaoko... but am sure it works just as good as the rest, but it does work with my Tourtech hand guards....
    Ich Fahre Nicht Zu Schnell, Ich Fliege Nur Niedrig
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    Cool

    I have looked a them for months now and the Kaoko will probably wind up on my bike.

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    Throttlemeister

    Sorry if I'm entering this discussion rather late, but I bought a Throttlemeister cruise control package for my F800R w/heated grips. It came with 2 bar ends, the right side being the cruise control, which you adjust by twisting. I have found it fairly intuitive and easy to use. Just remember in 6th gear and low RPM, the throttle is rather touchy, so you have to fine-tune your cruise control. The machining of the bar ends themselves is top-notch. Throttlemeister makes a quality product. As an added benefit, the heavy version of their bar end cruise control also reduced vibrations at higher RPM. At $180, I thought the price was high, but not unreasonable for the amount of satisfaction I have gotten from it.

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    wanderer
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    +1 on the throttle mister. works as well as any friction device can work....had them on two bikes not ...lots of miles

    BMW is should just put the software cruse control they already have in the ECU of several other models and add it to the F800 series...cheap for them and they can charge a lot......
    them doing traction control and not cruise control is insulting

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    Geeser mcover's Avatar
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    you absolutely cannot do better than the Kruzlocker
    http://www.aksengineering.com/kruzlocker

    but note it does not work unless the hand guards fasten to the outside of the handlebar
    Marty
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