We ride a lot on western roads. My right/throttle hand gets cramped after a couple hours. Today we added a “BreakAway Motorcycle Cruise Control
” to my Rebel 500 ABS. My photos are below.
It fits the Honda 300/500 perfectly with the minor addition of two layers of black friction tape under the rubber friction ring band on the Grip. We ordered Part Number 7CP01 for 1” handle bars for Cruisers & Victory. It installed with no mechanical adjustments using the thickest rubber shim provided. We chose this system because it appeared to be the safest and easiest to use for small hands. I am 4'10” tall with matching small hands.
This unit does not require me to do anything complicated while driving – just push the lower button to lock the throttle. It can be released by one of 3 methods: (1) with light friction just twist the throttle forward. (2) Push the upper button to release or (3) slightly pull on the right hand brake lever. I am pleased to report just a tiny tap of my after-market brake lever pops the throttle loose – magic or great engineering design?, hmm, I choose magic. In my opinion this is the safest throttle lock on the market for a person with small hands. The thumb control buttons are immediately adjacent to the throttle grip, so no macro hand movements are needed and both buttons are push and push – not lifting. My small hands have low strength and mechanical advantage – push and push is better. It looks great on my bike. With quality machined surfaces it look like it belongs there. It is so smooth I don't feel regular black paint will stick without chipping. I may black “Sharpie Pen” paint the support rod later.
The installation took my husband about an hour. Fifteen minutes of that was spent looking for one of the tiny screws he dropped on the floor. The screws are some kind of non-magnetic stainless material that our big find-little-screws magnet did not pick up. “Breakaway” has lots of dealers, including Harley shops, but only the 7CP01 appears to fit my Honda 500. The installation directions are clear, organized, logical, with photos of every step. Oh and yes, it cost $179. After seeing it and operating it, it is a good value compared to the cheaper units.
- The brochure that came with it states the following features:
- Instant front brake release
- Easy push button engagement
- Instant push button release
- Fully mechanical
- No modifications or drilling required
- CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Polished and anodized
- Made in America
See you out there.
Wild Woman on my Honda Rebel 500 ABS