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Hi,

I am considering a 959. A concern for me is the lack of cruise control as i will be going on longer rides.

What good solutions are out there for cruise control / throttle lock? If any.

I prefer to hear from experience rather than internet-research - I got that part covered ; )

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I've had great experience with the Throttle Meister manual cruise controls. I've also tried the Cramp Buster, which isn't a true throttle lock, it just makes it easier to relax your throttle hand.

I used the Throttle Meister on my old Ninja 650R on multiple all-in-one day trips from Omaha, Nebraska to Sturgis, South Dakota (approximate 8 hour ride). It worked great! I was able to stretch out my throttle hand and alternate holding the bike with either my left or right hand. The only down side is if you are in mountianous, or hilly areas on the interstate, you'll easily be going 100+ down the hills and 50ish up the hills. So it's really recommended to set it only on flat terrain. Same will be said for all manual throttle locks.

I used my cramp buster while delivering my sisters Buell XB9s from Omaha, Nebraska to Portland, Oregon after she moved. Let me tell you, I wish I had installed a throttle lock on the bike before the journey. Riding a 16 hour (1,000 mile) straight day, and two 8 hour days on what I've come to call "The Paint-shaker" caused me to lose feeling in my thumb and index finger on my throttle hand for nearly 3 months. So, there's that...

I have no other personal experience with using other cruise control or similar methods.
 

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Hi,

I am considering a 959. A concern for me is the lack of cruise control as i will be going on longer rides.

What good solutions are out there for cruise control / throttle lock? If any.

I prefer to hear from experience rather than internet-research - I got that part covered ; )

Thanks
Rex
Rex, give it sometime and someone like Rexxer or Rapid Bike (just to name a few) will come up with a programmable Cruise control. Since all Panigale's are Throttle by wire with riding modes (just like the Multistrada) this allows for a programmable ECU / electronic throttle.
 

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thank you duco_parts. Does the throttle meister increase the width of the handlebars much? In traffic, I wouldn't want them to be too wide compared to standard.

Rucks22, than you too. I would LOVE it if that would be the case. Is it likely that a feasible electronic solution will be made available? Are they available on other Pani's?


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The standard length (not the Heavy) will increase the length by 3/4" on each side. The heavy will add an extra 1-1/4" to each side over the factory length.

Standard overall length = 1.6 in
Heavy overall length = 2.0 in
 

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thank you duco_parts. Does the throttle meister increase the width of the handlebars much? In traffic, I wouldn't want them to be too wide compared to standard.

Rucks22, than you too. I would LOVE it if that would be the case. Is it likely that a feasible electronic solution will be made available? Are they available on other Pani's?


Let me see what I can find out for you. Standby...
 

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Electronic Cruize Control

Boulder Motorsports was doing ECU reflashes with cruise control software, You'd send your ECU in and they'd re-flash it for aftermarket exhausts, and other cool add-ons, But they pulled the program and now offer it only to those who bring their bike in so they can work on it while it's on the dyno, for safety precautions.

Tuneboy Offers a system for the 899/1199/1299 that has an electronic cruise control option. I've not had any personal experience with this system, so I'm unable to give any pros/cons on the units. I've heard the guys over on the diavel fourm are in love with these systems though. I'd probably inquire as to when they'll release the 959 unit. It's worth taking a look at. Unfortunatley we aren't installers/retailers of Tuneboy items.
 

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Boulder Motorsports was doing ECU reflashes with cruise control software, You'd send your ECU in and they'd re-flash it for aftermarket exhausts, and other cool add-ons, But they pulled the program and now offer it only to those who bring their bike in so they can work on it while it's on the dyno, for safety precautions.

Tuneboy Offers a system for the 899/1199/1299 that has an electronic cruise control option. I've not had any personal experience with this system, so I'm unable to give any pros/cons on the units. I've heard the guys over on the diavel fourm are in love with these systems though. I'd probably inquire as to when they'll release the 959 unit. It's worth taking a look at. Unfortunatley we aren't installers/retailers of Tuneboy items.

Thanks for the info on this.
 
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