I bought this cruise control for two reasons: I appreciated the elegant design, and my NEP cruise control was not working as well on my SV1000 as it had on other bikes. Overall, I was pleased with the device and grew very accustomed to it's presence on my grip. However, some issues arose and I thought I'd better share them here:
1: This device works best on a stiff rubber compound. I have softer compound grips on my bike and as a result there was a little bit of "give" when I engaged this throttle control. The result was I had to compensate a little when applying it. No biggie, but a little frustrating sometimes when you're on a flat road and you start slowing down after you engage it.
2. They are serious when they tell you in the instructions to be very careful pulling this apart to install or remove on your bike. I was attempting to remove mine while having a conversation with someone and ended up breaking it in two. I fully take the blame, but be warned that this device is fragile when stretched.
Like I said, overall I liked the thing and was bummed when I broke it. I appreciated it's simple design, but I'm going to spend a little extra and get a Vista Cruise next time. (Posted on 10/1/11)
Got this for my 2004 Road Star for the long trips. Works great on flat long straight road. However have you have it set and you go up or down hills watch your speed. The speed will also go up or down. Gives your hand a great break. Is with the money and glad I got it.
(Posted on 9/21/11)
I have one of these for each of my bikes, and, while not perfect, they do a good job of holding the throttle, thus giving my right hand a little break. It is necessary to fiddle a little to get it to hold the right speed, but for $20, what do you expect. For me, it is better than a Cramp Buster, or a Throttle Boss because my sleeve often catches on these devices. (Posted on 9/7/11)
I have a Go Cruise throttle control on my 2001 Honda VFR 800 and another on my 2009 Suzuki DR 650. After a few thousand miles with the cruise controls, I can say they work equally well on both bikes. You'll quickly learn how to set the control so that it settles into its locked position. Using it becomes an automatic part of riding. By now, I can't imagine not having it on the bikes. Heavy rain or near 100 degree heat haven't affected the performance. It's a great product that simply does what it promises. (Posted on 9/2/11)
Such a simple idea that works so well. Just rode 9,500k Sydney to Cooktown & back over 5 weeks. Quite a lot of long straight roads in the outback where it was most useful. Very impressed. Now lives on the bike. And it works with or without heated grips. Unobtrusive, but there when you need it. Wouldn't do a long trip without it. (Posted on 8/29/11)