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    Throttlemeister bar ends

    I'd like to be able to lock the throttle on my R1150RT at times. Are the Throttlemeister bar ends worth the money?

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    The quality and finish are very good. I had them on my RS and now the S. Are they worth the money?...........that's kind of a hard one to answer. There are other brands that do basically the same thing, as well as other types of devices (Salamander, Throttlerocker). I guess it was worth the $120 to me, as I bought a second set for my second bike.

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    Have T-Meisters on a couple of bikes, have since tried Kaoko brand from Adventure Workshop on my GS,I also have put them on a few R bikes as well
    ...easier to use with winter gloves ...same price range. They are all pricey, but are nice to have anyways. The Kaoko work better than the T-Meisters for bikes with handguards from my experience also.
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    Throttlemeisters were designed by Del Fisher, a long-time BMW rider.

    When he retired, he sold his company (Marker Machine) to the employees, and they continue to make and sell the product. His son, Fred Fisher, is still with them.

    I've been using Throttlemeisters since Del first started making them. I strongly endorse them.
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    Throttlemeisters

    I picked up a set for my R1150RT at the Dells rally last September. Fred Fisher even installed them for me! Good fit & finish and they work great. I would recommend them!
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    I have used them for about 7 years

    on my last two bikes. Before that i used something else distributed by a large East Coast dealer that i didn't like nearly as well....

    I like them a lot, but beware of the fact that they can get "sticky" with the grips on HIGH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rihn-Manke View Post
    Throttlemeisters were designed by Del Fisher, a long-time BMW rider.

    When he retired, he sold his company (Marker Machine) to the employees, and they continue to make and sell the product. His son, Fred Fisher, is still with them.

    I've been using Throttlemeisters since Del first started making them. I strongly endorse them.

    Stopped in at Marker this week and met Fred Fisher. Nice people and I go a tour of the facility to see how they are made. Small shop putting out alot of great product. They have about 1000 dealers and sell alot to Europe. Got to see Del's K1200RS with sidecar and Fred's Can Am Spider. Nice Wisconsin people!

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    I had a Throttlemiester on a 1991 RS and on a 2000 ST1100. They worked well and looked good. I have the Kaoko on my 08 GS and it works well and looks good too. I would probably go with the Throttlemiester if I were to buy another street bike, and would likely stick with the Kaoko on another dual sport, assuming of course that neither had an electronic cruise control which I would prefer over both.

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    DanRT02
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    Well, with the help from you guys another set of Throttlemisters have been sold.
    Thanks for you help. I will be ordering a set this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRT02 View Post
    I'd like to be able to lock the throttle on my R1150RT at times. Are the Throttlemeister bar ends worth the money?
    Yes.

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    I'm sold on them.
    Where is the best place to buy BMW accessories and after market accessories for the R1150RT?

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    I have one more question before I order these.
    The Throttlemeister comes in two weights. Standard and Heavy.

    I don't get a lot of vibration thru the handlebars with just the OEM end weights.
    Which of the TM bar end weights are the same weight as the OEM?

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    If I remember correctly the standard was a little bit heavier than the OEM bar ends. I am very happy with mine. It takes some fussy adjusting to get them just right when you first install them.
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    I ended up picking up a heavy set and put them on the bike.
    I never had Throttlemeisters before and had my bike for about a week or so.
    I tried turning the bar ends that came with the bike and nothing happened.

    When I went to install the TM's I noticed the bar ends I was taking off the bike looked just like the Throttlemeister I just bought and thought that was odd.
    I put the old bar ends back on the bike and tried turning the end again and it turned and operated just like the new TM's. You see where this is going don't you.

    The bike came with the TM installed and the dealer didn't tell me nor did they work. They are working now and I'm able to return the new ones. Time to look at the shopping list again, boy do I hate that. Lets see, a back rest for the trunk oh I know...highway pegs. Both

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    The heavy are longer than the standard. Some people like the longer models.

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