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post #1 of 22 Old 07-17-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Throttle lock. Has anyone used one?

I'm curious about the throttle locks for the Rebel 450. Has anyone installed one/used one on their bike? I think it would be handy on a long trip.

Are they easy to install? Can they be easily removed if I decide I don't want it anymore?

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post #2 of 22 Old 07-17-2011, 05:07 PM
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Very easy to install and easier to remove.
I put one one every bike because they help eliminate some rider fatigue.
I like to be as comfortable as possible.
I use the Vista Cruise. Its pretty easy to install.
It might require a bit of tweaking during install. Removal is simply unscrewing the lock and sliding it off.

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Yes, yes, and yes. Put a Vista Cruise on Lv.'s 450. Even though I used the thickest adapter wrap and adjusted it well, it would slowly allow the throttle to begin to close, losing speed. But that is the only 450 I've ridden, and am not sure if the grips were stock or not. Either way, it's nice to have so you can rest the throttle arm.

The Vista Cruise on my 250 holds firmly.

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post #4 of 22 Old 07-17-2011, 05:12 PM
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Here's the lock on the Rebel.

And the same model on the SilverWing.
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Thanks for the replies and the pictures! You guys ROCK!

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The model I have on both Hondas is the one for two cable Honda motorcycles.
(Have a single cable model on the Yamaha)
To fit the Rebel 250 I had to shave the corner of the part that locates between the throttle cables. The OE grips have too big a hilt on them to work well with the Vista cruise. Since I was putting heated grips on anyway, rather than shaving the grip hilt, I just put the new grips on.
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1" or 7/8" handlebars?

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The SilverWing uses a slightly larger throttle sleeve. A Dremel tool with the sanding drum attachment took enough off to make it work well.
This is what comes in the Honda two cable Vista cruise package.
The clear plastic ring goes between the grip hilt and the Vista Cruise. The little key is for tightening the Vista Cruise in to place. I have one on my key ring in case I need to adjust it a bit tighter to prevent that slippage Flite mentioned.
You actually unscrew the whole thing so it can slip around the throttle sleeve.
You may have to pull the throttle grip back a bit on the sleeve.
That's why installation is a bit more complex than removal.
You'd simple use the key tool to unscrew the thumb lever and open the cruise then pull the clear plastic "bearing".
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7/8" all Rebels are 7/8

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I have one just like the pix BG posted. Went to a single cable and cant use it now. Will sell cheap if interested.

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