Kaoko Cruise Controls are purpose-built for a variety of motorcycles over 600cc. They consist of a friction nut that is integral with a replacement handlebar-end weight.To install, just remove the right hand bar weight, replace it with Kaoko's bar weight, and firmly tighten the central retaining screw.
- Greatly reduces rider fatigue and strain on hand and wrist
- While cruising, rider is able to remove hand from throttle grip, throttle opening will remain as set
- Very simple to operate, even with heavy winter gloves
- High quality, compact and durable design, super smooth action
- Takes less than 5 minutes to fit
- Very little maintenance is required
- Less wear and tear on throttle cables and linkages
- Can result in reduced fuel consumption
Kit does NOT include a replacement left-side bar end weight.
Kaoko Safety Warning: The Kaoko Cruise Control is an aftermarket accessory. Any misunderstood, abused or incorrectly installed motorcycle accessory is a safety hazard that could cause injury or death. Its the riders responsibility to understand the operation and purpose for which the Kaoko Cruise Control is designed, namely, for cruising, only when safe to do so. At all other times the control should be disengaged. The Kaoko Cruise Controls are to be used only by experienced and responsible riders.
- Review by marcofloppo
I have wide hands, and I worried at first the the friction knob would interfere with my grip or become intrusive or uncomfortable. These worries were unfounded. The presence of the device is transparent to the rider, never a distraction when not being used.
I use the Kaoko in 2 ways: to stiffen the throttle out on the road to dampen throttle input and response; to set throttle position for "cruise control" to allow changes in hand/arm position.
Speed will hold constant on level ground. But the ZX14 is powerful and slick; speed will vary with changes in grade so some attention is required. For Interstate riding I use it habitually. It helps to be able to steer the bike and operate the throttle with your left hand while setting the friction with your right hand. (If you can't do this, then read up on "counter-steering", and PRACTICE. It's important.)
All in all, well made and well worth the investment. (Posted on 8/6/2015)