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Old 04-28-2013, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone installed a BrakeAway Cruise control on their C50T bikes? I am looking for a quality mechanical cruise control to lessen the stress on my right wrist during long rides and my research seems to indicate that the BrakeAway brand is the best. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has tried it.

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I've used my Vista Cruise for years and am very pleased with it.....I don't know anything about the BrakeAway Cruise but, it sure looks purdy being it's chrome.
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I've used my Vista Cruise for years and am very pleased with it.....I don't know anything about the BrakeAway Cruise but, it sure looks purdy being it's chrome.
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Used BrakeAway several years--and 2 bikes!--ago on my Volusia. Worked extremely well, looked stock. Was that worth the big price difference between that and the Vista Cruise? Well, that's for you to find out.
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I have used aftermarket throttle locks like the VistaCruise or the OEM Harley throttle lock on my bikes for almost 30 years and probably a million miles now, and have never once thought "Gee, I wish this thing disengaged automatically when I touched the brakes." So I would never spend the extra $170 on the Brakeaway.
For that matter, I have either the Vista or the OEM Harley on all four of my bikes, and don't actually use them that often. A simple $10 throttle rocker gets way more use, and really cuts back on hand fatigue. The hand cramps don't come from twisting the throttle, they come from gripping it too tightly for an extended period. The throttle rocker lets you use the heal of your hand to hold the throttle open, thus encouraging you to relax your grip significantly.
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I have a BrakeAway. Before that, I used a VistaCruise on my C50 and my Vulcan 1500. I'd have gotten another VistaCruise if one were made that fits my Victory.

Functionally, they're equivalent. Pricewise, they're VERY different. Lookswise, I don't think the BrakeAway is that much better for the extra money it costs ... but that's just me. I can be practical when there's enough motivation.

I think you'll be pleased with the results you get from either one. They're great at giving your right hand a little rest in those long, straight, flat stretches of road. (Remember, this is a throttle lock, not true cruise control.)

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I have it on Gator. Cant tell it is aftermarket.
Works great.
Only drawback is unlike a real cruise control it won't compensate for hills and rolling terrain.
But you control that by tweaking the throttle against the friction.
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I use a cheap "throttle rocker" but I don't go on really long rides.
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I use a cheap "throttle rocker" but I don't go on really long rides.
Yeah, so do I. They're great! And I have the BrakeAway to boot. Both are helpful ... though I sometimes get tired of those times when my jacket sleeve gets caught on the throttle rocker. VROOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!

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Thanks for all the good feedback - the price difference between the BrakeAway and the Vista Cruise is significant and based on the comments - I think I will go the cheaper route and get the Vista Cruise.
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