says "I have a R11RT and use the throttlemisters I
really like them, they are easy to use as you just roll
on the throttle and grab a little of the throttlemisters
and lock them on, when you want to disengage you just roll
off the throttle. Even with them on you can turn the throttle
so it isnt a problem. I find them easy to use, effective
and the stainless steel looks great on the bike. they are
well made and I think worth the price of admission.
son had the kind that Bobs sells ( the knurled ring)
it actually required you to turn the locking rings opposite
to the throttle to lock it on. I guess they thought it was
a safety feature but seemed very hard to use and I think
more dangerous. I even noticed the tendency was to reach
over with the left hand to set it, this seem very dangerous
reports that he uses BMWs screw-type throttle lock
on both of his RTs. He has always preferred the simple screw
lock over the end-of-handlebars type locks. BMWs screw
lock is available from your local BMW dealer. It resembles
the old airhead under-the-handgrip throttle-lock screw,
but is mounted on top of the right handgrip and requires
replacement of a part of the handgrips housing. Even
so, all parts are not expensive, but you may want your dealer
to install it.
you are doing that, Jeff says might be a good time to install
the European-style on-off switch for your headlight, also
available from your BMW dealer. If and when so inclined,
with this switch you can actually turn your headlight on
or off! Incredible what modern technology can produce.
C. Wright)< email@example.com
> Noted " If you have heated grips, there is a very
strong rubber cement that glues the end of the grip to the
heating element. You must use a small, sharp knife to cut
the cement which will then allow you to separate the end
of the rubber grip from the element. Once this is done,
a half-inch long rubber insert is installed between the
grip and the element. Not difficult, but you must be VERY
careful that you dont slice the element as youre
digging around in there with your knife. Follow the directions
included with the Throttlemeister and you wont have
was using the Wrist Rest with the knurled ring (sold by
Bobs) but I found that it was difficult to use (I
was using both hands to set it and I wasnt real comfortable
havent tried the Throttlemeister yet, but it looks
like a very high quality piece. If you order one, make sure
you tell them you have heated grips (there is an adapter
which comes with the kit for non-heated grips).
Says "I have an RT w/heated grips. I use the "Bob's"
instead of the Throttlemeister. Cheaper, doesn't look as
good (no matching counter weight), but, works great."
Harry G. Greenspun, M.D." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Replied to Lous post with "FYI, Bob now sells
a matching counterweight. There's a picture of the throttle
lock on my website (follow the motorcycle link to "gear").
is another option, the Schneider Flip Lever, but it requires
the drilled out version of the right grip. Bob Ranney <email@example.com>
writes " ditto...I have them both, the throttlemeister
and Schneider flip lever described below and the flip lever
is bone simple, easy to adjust and doesnt interfere
with throttle action...However, Dell at Throttlemeister
is one of the greatest vendors going...
installed the flip levers himself: " I had a flip lever
left over from my K100 and now use it on my R11RT. Had to
get the handlebar part with the threaded hole for the screw/lever
from BMW. The Big Deal in assembly is that with heated hand
grips the wires have to be run through the handlebar part.
This means disconnecting thevery longwires.
Fortunately I had the fairing off for other maintenance,
which made it easier to get to them, but it still took a
couple of hours to trace the wires, cut the wire-ties, etc.
etc. and put the whole mess together again in a neat package.
Easy but very tedious. I also like the convenience of the