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Thread: Throttle lock for r1200r, 07 with heated grips?

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    Throttle lock for r1200r, 07 with heated grips?

    Need your help!
    What is the best throttle lock that will not interfere with my heated grips?
    I have used the locks on other brands over the years and understand the danger. These are only used on long highway trips to give my right hand a break.

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    Registered User Anyname's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    Portsmouth, NH
    I have one of these on my 2011 R1200R. I greatly prefer the little toggle switch over locks that twist to engage.
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

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    rabid reader dbrick's Avatar
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    Santa Cruz CA
    I have a Kaoko on my '07 R with heated grips. Works fine, but while I thought I'd use it, I never do.
    David Brick
    Santa Cruz CA
    2007 R1200R

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    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    Albuquerque, NM
    Put an o-ring between the grip and the bar end weight.
    Kent Christensen
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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    Still learning groop1's Avatar
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    OC, CA
    I also use the Kaoko on my 07 GS with heated grips. Works fine

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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    Spring Lake NJ, USA
    The Kaoko has one flaw common to that type - as the grip heats up - the locking force increases. I use mine as a "drag" on the throttle - I want it neutral so I can let go at any time and not have the bike instantly slow down, yet be able to easily roll off the throttle. I have carpal-tunnel and arthritis - and that's what lets me ride. Problem is - it tightens up as the grip heater warms up. One chap did make one that wouldn't do this - it had a spring loaded plate that pressed against the end of the throttle tube - the spring allowed for some expansion of the tube with heating, without increasing the friction force. Clever design, dunno if I can find who it was who made it though. I should have bought one..

    And the O ring under the bar-end works well too - and isn't effected by the grip heater.
    Don Eilenberger
    Spring Lk Heights NJ NJ Shore BMW Riders
    '12 R1200R - I love this bike!

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    Douglas Williams
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    Raleigh, NC
    This is what I use on my R1200R. I like the thumb pad on the back that allows me to move it without taking any part of my hand from the grip. I can also push down with my index finger without any problem. It's easy to overcome when throttling down and, like me, it's cheap.

    Sent from a Galaxy, far, far away

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    Registered User YeehaStephen's Avatar
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    Deep in the Heart of Texas
    I'm a Cramp Buster/Throttle Rocker kind of guy.
    And the Chinese knock offs aren't too bad either. Though they do weaken in time if you ride in hot weather. But you can buy a whole box of them cheap!
    Yeeha! Stephen
    R1200RS, R1200RT, R1200R, (R1150RT = Donated To Charity)
    "Why eat a Burger when you can have Pie?!" Miss Vicki @ Lost Maples Cafe - Utopia Texas

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