Improvise A Cruise Control On A Long Ride Tip #86 from the pages of The Total Motorcycling Manual


cruise control You’re droning through the Russian steppes, on a road so straight you can see the curvature of the earth. And your wrist is killing you. What to do? With nothing more than a simple rubber band and a pencil or a popsicle stick, relief is on the way! STEP 1 Place the stick over the throttle grip so that it’s lying on top of your front-brake lever. STEP 2 Loop one end of the rubber band over the front portion of the stick as shown. STEP 3 Loop the other end of the rubber band over the rear portion of the stick, pulling it tight. Adjust tension with more wraps as needed. STEP 4 Twist the throttle to the desired opening. STEP 5 Holding the throttle in position, push the stick stick/pencil down so it contacts the top of the brake lever, then release your grip. We won’;t fully recommend using this, but your wrist will thank you.

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