Better view of how it is done on the above link.For Action Camera vibration mount check out https://youtu.be/wdVBKNEimTY
you are a genius. So simple.
Awesome!! I have big thick Panduit tie wraps I can use that will work perfectly! You just saved me about $30.
No bad. Thank you
Thanks for the idea..works fine and cost a couple bucks for 3 ties.
there's being cheap, and then there is this. But if it works for you then good for you.
I plan on a two week, 5,000 mile trip. How does this setup do for hours and hours of cruising?
hmm never thought of this since the ties i have around are all thin.. might have to go pickup some HD ones and try it out. I like that you can easily deactivate it
You will not be able to adjust speed with this crap.
use a stainless steel hose clamp instead. you can adjust the friction by turning the to tighten or loosen it on the grip.
+Carl Knapp I will give it a try then. Thanks.
That's not totally correct. I could easily move it slightly to adjust speed. I now have electronic cruise control on my Triumph but this worked well for many years. The trick is 125lb tys. These tys are thicker and have the right amount of thickness.
omg this is the best and cheapest throttle hack lol thanks.
Make sure you buy thicker tyes, i bought the white ones 4,6/200 mm and they bend.
Thanks for the video
what about having it done in metal? I have seen a hook type one that holds a bit better and disengages too when braking. just a 3-5 mil metal bent wire cut and rounded/bent how you like it better.
What a great idea. Actually looks safer than the marketed devices. Thanks for sharing.
That is a great idea and it works .nice one .
very simple, very efective, congratulations
thats very smart
Another method - tie a shoe string to the mirror, and wedge some between the grip and control pod. Enough to cause friction, not jamming. Practice before riding, and be safe !!
Freakin genius man! That is great!
Looks like you need a new brake lever.
neat trick. although doesnt this wear a groove around the grip causing premature replacement?
T&B Ty-Raps are smooth plastic unlike their Catamount brand and others that have ridges on the plastic. I had over 35K miles with this zip ty on my heated grips and it showed not wear when I sold the bike. Working for T&B at one time I would suggest black tys from all mfgs because they are made for outdoors. I am not sure how Tys with ridges on the plastic would affect the grips.
Great idea! I might just have to give this a try!
I tried this with a cable tye I found at Menards. Three to a bag, about 30 cents a piece. Works great. Thanks for posting this great money saver.
Harbor freight sells a bag for about $1.70 —
+Carl Knapp Home Depot has a bag of 10 for about $1.98
I am glad you found a source. I wish I had a Menards near me again. Home Depot and Lowes makes you buy a huge expensive bag.
Simple ideas are the best. Good job
I bought a whole stockpile of these and put them up on ebay. Just search for T&B Cruise Control.
I have checked out some 175 lb cable ties and they seem way too flimsy to be holding the throttle like that? Your throttle must be super touchy using the 120's.
besides the obvious engine purr, I am rather familiar with the "custom" brake handle LOL
HA, I knew it...thought it was a Thunderbird Sport
Thicker tys work the best. Just give it a try and let me know how it works.
Is that just a heavy duty zip tie?? I've got an extensive trip to take on my Ninja here at 6:00 and I'm scrambling for some temporary relief for my wrist. So just a heavy duty zip tie and then work it in at 65??
Great Idea! Thanks for sharing!
Outstanding! This is by far the cheapest, safest, easiest to install and easiest to control throttle-lock idea. I've used it, I like it and recommend it to all my friends. Thanks!
Yes it will stay at constant speed on a flat stretch for a long time. It also gives you wrist relief on long trips.
Do your invention allows you constant speed all the way? Or would it gradually gets slower?
I just sold my Triumph Sprint for a 2013 Trophy. I like the triple three engine and the ride.
good idea simple and inexpensive
Sorry just read this question. I got mine from my old job at T&B. You can also get them at a local electrical distributor or try Google T&B Catamount cable ty (Part #L-14-120-0-L). Good luck.
From experience the shorter the better. You want to quickly override.
I got mine from my old job at T&B. You can also get them at a local electrical distributor or try Google T&B Catamount cable ty (Part #L-14-120-0-L). Good luck.
can you give us please where to buy thoses tyrap please ?
Throttle Lock versus Electroinc Crusie Control test drive last weekend. Throttle Lock brand is not very forgiving. The electroinc crusie control is great if there are hills and no trafic in front of you. The T&B ty worked better than Throttle Lock becasue you can adjust the speed gradually. The electronic cruise control became a pain because the person in front of me could not maintane a constant speed so I was always hitting the brake or turning on an off the cruise control.
Sweet, I had some zippies in the garage and now I have cruise control, thanks for the vid.
The Ty broke at 18K miles so I pulled out one from storage then cut it and was on the road within minutes.
Best part is....its so darn simple! great idea ...the best one i have come across till now
Other people I ride with have tried other ties but they snap. The only one to work is the T&B 125lb black ties. The white ones go brittle in the Arizona sun. If any one has tried others with success please let me know what type.
I am now over 15,000 miles on the same T&B cable tie. I use it on all my rides and it takes away the hand strain and keeps a consistent speed with my two MSF motorcycle groups. It is not perfect but close to it.
I keep the TY shorter so the it kicks off quickly if I throttle down. If the TY is too long it will break. Do not use a TY from Home Depot or Lowes because they stocks manufacturers like Tyton or some off shore product that snaps. I now have over 8000 miles on the same T&B TY.
The one thing I like about the TY versus a Throttle Lock is the ability to relieve wrist tension while at the same time having complete throttle control..
haha id like to see you hit a pothole with it locked would it help or hurt to make it a bit longer?
Make sure to use the T&B Catamount brand.The other manufacture ty's snap. So far I have put 8K miles on my ty. I have handed out a few to friends who still use the same Ty. One rider likes it better than his throttle lock..
I'll try that. THANKS!
nice, and so simple...