Most motorcycle accessories seem to be born more from necessity than desire. Basically, see a need and fill the need with a product. The Cruise-Mate Cruise Assist from Iron Braid is exactly one of those components. Its creator suffered from an injured right hand and found it harder and harder to hold his Harley-Davidson’s throttle open for extended amounts of time. After searching through all of the available products of the time, he found that necessity was the mother of invention.
The original star wheel provided by Harley-Davidson is very small and tucked under the control assembly, making it difficult to access. With its fine pitch thread, the original star wheel takes several turns before it engages or disengages the throttle lock feature. The Cruise-Mate is intended to be able to reduce the amount of pressure required to hold the throttle open. Once installed, the Cruise-Mate is extremely easy to operate. Simply push the lever forward to set the throttle. Pulling the lever rearward releases the throttle and returns it to normal operation. Installing it was just as easy. Follow along as we add some road going comfort to a Road King.
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