Throttle LockPart Number: 8166145-185
This is a simple but effective cruise control solution. On long rides, the throttle hand can become tired and cramped. With the Throttle Lock installed this becomes less of a problem. The Throttle Lock simply replaces the right hand side bar-end weight, and by turning the adjustment wheel, the Throttle Lock applies pressure onto the end of twist grip and the force of the throttle return spring is reduced or eliminated.
The adjustment wheel has wide spaced teeth that allow easy turning of it even while wearing a glove, so it can be dialed in to exactly the required pressure. To disable, the adjustment wheel is simply turned in the other direction and in a matter of seconds the twist grip returns to normal function. For safety reasons, our throttle lock is designed such that tension is applied by turning the adjustment wheel in the opposite direction of throttle action. In this way, tension can only be intentionally applied.
We offer the Throttle Lock in your choice of black or silver. Both versions have a blue adjustment wheel. On both versions, the entire assembly is made of anodized aluminum and a matching left side weight is included. Being made of aluminum, these bar end weights are lighter than the original steel parts. Installation requires a T55 Torx wrench or socket and takes only seconds to carry out.
Installation Hint 1: Our throttle lock and matching left weight are slightly shorter than the original bar end weight on some models. This in itself is not a problem however, the bar end weight bolt is installed with thread locking fluid at the factory and in some cases, there’s an excess amount of hardened thread lock on the inside of the handlebar. Because in some cases the bolt needs to be screwed in further than it originally was, you may feel that the bolt is bottoming out. In this case, we suggest that you use a tap to break up the thread lock and clean the threads. You’ll then be able to fully screw the bolt in and tighten it. It is a good idea to apply fresh thread locking fluid on the bolts to ensure that the bar end weight bolts do not accidently loosen.
Installation Hint 2: For optimal operation, it may be necessary to adjust the position of the throttle sleeve in order to achieve the proper end gap. Watch the video for information about this procedure.
Tip: We also offer blue anodized bolts to replace the original T55 bolts. The blue anodized finish adds yet another stylish accent and compliments the adjustment wheel of the Throttle Lock. You will find these bolts under the Related Products tab.
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|Still trying to get the hang of this.|
|This is the first time dealing with Wunderlich and I was impressed with the very speedy delivery and and the quality of the throttle lock. Installation was a breeze and works as advertised, very satisfied.|
|Good product a must for long rides..looks great on my bike|
|Installation was only about 5 minutes. Precise easy fit. I mostly use the throttle lock to reduce the tension on the throttle. It works great and since the threads are close together it's easy to find the sweet spot you need.|
|Wunderlich excelent seller. Muy friends ,quality excelent, but with glooves at 65mph. Almost impossible. Riding at 35mph is easier. Thks|
|The Wunderlich throttle lock is easy to install and works perfectly to allow for some relief on those long strecthes of highway.|
|Just added one t m 2012 GSA prior to 4000 mile ride to MOA INTL and back. Loved it and saved my hand during long days ride. One da on way back logged 730 miles and it saved the day!!|
|After just a few weeks of regular riding, the aluminum was being worn down by my gloves. Both the black color and the blue, and a surprising amount of the metal below it, was being rubbed right off. Besides that, activating this in the opposite direction of the throttle movement makes this awkward. There's a similar product on the market with a name that rhymes with bottle heister and that should be the only throttle lock you spend any of your money on. Quite a disappointment considering the quality of all the other fantastic Wunderlich items my bike is outfitted with.|
|Easy install with no issues. It works well and sure relieved my throttle hand and arm on those long trips.|
|I purchased the trottle lock kit for my 2008 K1200S to give my wrist ones in a while a break on longer trips. The 10 minute install was easy, but had to make minor trottle position gap adjustments on the handle. I install a month later some Heli handlebar risers and had no issues transferring the trottle locks to the new handlebar set. I like this type of locking design over the trottle meister version on my old 1150GS. It avoids an accidental locking of the trottle. I wish Wunderlich would also offer the trottle locks in hard anodized flat black.|
|The device installed easily. I agree with several folks who mention its use is not intuitive. I have never resolved the jerkiness engaging and disengaging it. Maybe the folks who have no problem don\'t wear gloves.|
|I've had this model of throttle lock on three different bikes, and today or tomorrow will be buying my fourth. I've had one on a specific bike for 25,000 miles, so longevity of the product is top notch. I've used them on several 1,000+ miles days on more than one bike. They are a lifesaver on long trips. I've read that some people think they are counterintuitive compared to throttlemeister type locks. Wunderlich got it right. By rotating the lock the way you do, rolling off the throttle is the opposite of the direction friction is applied. This is a huge safety issue for emergency braking, and this throttle lock is perfectly designed from that standpoint.|
|Very dissatisfied. Not the same product shown in the video. Does not work.|
|I've had one of these on my R1200GS for over years and 100,000 miles. It does exactly what it's supposed to. For me, this is a must have on any new bike. Over time, the unit gets dirty and required cleaning with a little WD-40 but once that's done it's as good as new. Well worth the investment.|
|I installed this last week and have used it on several ride. The install was clean. Directions straight forward. It looks cool and stock on the bike. Best of all it works exactly how it\'s supposed to. No problem turning it on with my right ring finger or pinkie finger. Great product. Can\'t comment on longevity but it was made very well.|
|Easy to install, works fine (like most and by the same principle). Like: blue anodized finish. Dislike or disappointment: there is too large a gap between the blue knurled wheel and the bar-end weight. Yes, you can slide the throttle grip-but that leave too large gap on the other side. This is just an issue of aesthetics and better machine work; better tolerances. AKS Engineering makes a better lock. The best I have seen is from Bob's BMW called Bob's Wrist Rest. Wow, really well made and looks and works great (for 1/2 the price). But, both of those are not available for the 650/800GS twins with factory hand guards. So, I am keeping this one--it does work fine.|
|Simple install and easier to use than the Throttlemeister on my Dakar. Very pleased, thanks|
|Product is great.. I have a 2011 k1300s with heated grips and Helibars. Needed to shim out the throttle side. 1.05mm worked for me.. Luckily I had the shims from the throttlemeister I'm now selling...|
|I got my throttle lock for my 2009 R1200GS at the BMW MOA in Sedalia, MO (2012). I had been looking around for one for a while and finally decided on the this one. I had seen it on the demo bike at the rally and really like the looks, the feel of the locking ring as it was very smooth, and I liked they used white, teflon washers that reduced ware between parts. I also liked how pressure was applied evenly around the throttle end as you turned the lock ring. Unfortunately, I eneded up taking them off for two reasons. The first, because they are so light they don't have the vabration dampening effect of the stock bar ends. The second reason is that it is difficult to engage because it locks forward. If Wunderlich's designers can fix these two issues, I would by it again.|
|I read all the reviews before buying this one ane I'm not dissappointed. Except for the fact that it only comes in one color, howabout black? I left the left side stock (Black). Who gives a shit. I don't wear plaid golf pants.|