Kaoko™ Cruise Control Kits are under continual development to suit selected large capacity motorcycles. The kit consists of a simple, ingenious and robustly designed friction nut that is integral with a special Kaoko™ handle bar end weight. The Kaoko™ bar end weight is closely matched in appearance and weight to the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) end weight. The friction nut has a left-hand thread. It must be adjusted so that it makes light contact with the rubber throttle sleeve.
How does it work?
To Engage: Whilst rolling on the throttle, the friction nut can be gripped between the small finger and palm of hand. This action tightens the nut and provides sufficient friction to set throttle to the desired opening. (The friction is such that the rider may still open and close the throttle. It simply has a slight rotational resistance to it.)
To Disengage: Whilst rolling off the throttle, grip friction nut between small finger and palm of hand. The throttle should open and snap closed freely when correctly disengaged.
The Grub Screw is set to provide the necessary resistance on thread of friction nut. This may be adjusted periodically to take up wear. When turning on your heated grips there may be a need to back off the friction setting slightly due to the expansion caused by the heat applied to the throttle grip. Using heated grips with a Kaoko Cruise Control is perfectly safe.
Benefits and Features
- Cruise Controls greatly reduces rider fatigue and strain on hand and wrist
- Whilst cruising, the rider is able to remove his/her hand from the throttle grip, throttle opening will remain as set
- Very simple to operate, even with heavy winter gloves
- High quality, compact and durable design, super smooth action
- Takes less than 5 minutes to fit
- Very little maintenance is required
- Less wear and tear on throttle cables and linkages
- Can result in reduced fuel consumption
Fitment and Maintenance
The Kaoko™ Cruise Control Kit only replaces the OEM throttle-end bar weight. Remove the right hand bar weight and replace it with Kaoko™ bar weight. Ensure the central retaining screw is firmly tightened. Remove the kit annually. Unscrew the friction nut and brush clean threads with mild soap. Apply petroleum jelly to threads and assemble. Adjust Grub Screw to desired operating resistance. (O-Ring cushion: 19.6 mm I.D. x 2.4 mm section - if replacement is required)
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW K1300GT, K1200GT, R1200RT (-2009), R1150RT, R1150R, R1150GS, R1150GSA, R1100RT, R1100R, R1100GS, R850GS, R850R.
- Also for use with Barkbusters VPS and Storm handguards.
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW G650GS (2011-) and BMW G650GS Sertao
- With or without OEM handguards
- With Barkbusters BHG45-NP handguards
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW R1200GS, R1200GSA and also the BMW R1200ST (pre 2008 models which have the 90mm central retaining bolts)
- With or without OEM handguards & with Touratech handguards
KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW F800GS & F650GS Twin 2008 -2012
(for use with OEM steel back bone handguards)
- Also fit the R Nine T (2014)
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for KTM 1190 Adv / 1190 Adv R (2013-); LC4 640 Adv, 690SM, 690SE, 690E, LC8 950 Adv, 950 Adv S, 990 Adv, 990 Adv S, 990 Adv R, 990 Adv Dakar Edition, 950 Supermoto, 950 Super Enduro, 990SMR, 990 SMT (with OEM and Touratech handguards).
- Also suitable for other KTM models (see KKTM100) where OEM bar end weights have been removed & OEM KTM handguards have been fitted.
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW F800GS (2013-) & F700GS (2013-)
- For use with OEM steel back bone handguards that secure in between the bar-end weight and throttle sleeve
- Technical installation and mechanical experience required. OEM handle bar clamp needs to be repositioned along the handle bars, and the handle bar clamp needs shimming to allow proper fit.
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW F800R (-2014), F800GS & F650GS, (2008-2012)
- Without OEM handguards or with retro-fitted OEM R1200GS handguards
- Also use this product code if the motorcycle is fitted with Touratech handguards
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW K1300S, K1300R, K1200S, K1200R, R1200S, R1200R, R1200RT (2010-), F700GS (2013-) &F800GS (2013-)
- Without hand guards or with Plastic OEM handguards that secure on the outside of the bar-end weight
- Also for F700GS & F800GS(2013-) with Barkbusters BHG-040 handguards & Touratech handguards.
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW R1200GS Water Cooled (2013-)
- With/without OEM handguards and with Barkbusters BHG50-NP handguards
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for KTM 690 & 990 and 1190 Adventure models
- With Barkbusters handguards fitted
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW F800R, F800GS & F650GS (2008-2012)
- For use with Barkbusters BHG16 & BHG17 - VPS & Storm handguards
- KAOKO™ Cruise Control for BMW R1200ST, R1200GS, R1200GSA (all models except for 2013 LC models)
- For use with Barkbusters BHG8 & BHG12 - VPS & Storm handguards