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I've always found that star nut that locks the throttle in place for resting the hand was a bit cumbersome on most Harleys that have them. So, I've thought of the Break-a-way which is quite expensive and have installed a couple on other bikes. I bought a device that clamp over the grip and when pushed towards the brake lever while underway works but mine broke one day when pushed a bit off center. Then I came across something that really is fool proof and easy to use. I found this device on www.barefootwillies and at less than ten bucks with free shipping was worth a try. I love it. It is a small plastic piece that clamps over the star nut with a bit of a lever stick out. Follow the instructions and it works like a charm. Oh, I have no affiliation with barefoot willie except being a happy customer.
 

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Your link doesn't go anywhere other than results of a Frontier search for "Barefoot Willies".
 

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Ah, Is this what you are talking about? Looks like it is just what I need and will work on my throttle!
 

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i got a bolt on thingy , bolts onto the grip area has a lever to push down an clamps the grip . i like it quite well got it from flea bay $12 bucks i think it was $12 bucks. cant remember, it was a few days ago hahahahahaha. I HATE THAT star wheel i threw it away , piece o crap
 

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After riding with Linkert carbs for so long, I now just set my star adjuster so that the throttle spring can't return the throttle. This simulates the Linkert style throttle response and also makes the throttle lock a non-issue...it stays where you put it. Twist the grip to accelerate, twist to decelerate. Who needs automatic throttle returns anyway?

Dave
 

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Have used a Barefoot Willes throttle tender for 10 plus years Makes adjusting throttle friction simple and reliable.
 

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After riding with Linkert carbs for so long, I now just set my star adjuster so that the throttle spring can't return the throttle. This simulates the Linkert style throttle response and also makes the throttle lock a non-issue...it stays where you put it. Twist the grip to accelerate, twist to decelerate. Who needs automatic throttle returns anyway?

Dave
I could be wrong but that star screw is a friction hold on a ring and if you constantly keep it set and twist the throttle either way you are wearing a groove on that friction ring and it will eventually split and you won't have a throttle. I've seen this on a Honda that had a throttle lock that was attached to grip the plastic sleeve. Glad it wasn't my bike.
 

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I could be wrong but that star screw is a friction hold on a ring and if you constantly keep it set and twist the throttle either way you are wearing a groove on that friction ring and it will eventually split and you won't have a throttle. I've seen this on a Honda that had a throttle lock that was attached to grip the plastic sleeve. Glad it wasn't my bike.
I've been riding that way for 10 years on my old 73 FX and 6 years now on my XL. Never has a problem and never saw a groove on the throttle sleeve when servicing it.

Dave
 

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This is a good find, Thanks...I am going to get one of these.
 

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Dr cruize looks o.k. but, darn, they want $14.99 shipping too. Should not cost more than a couple of 50 cent stamps!
I got mine on e-bay for less. Look around, you'll find it cheaper. The Barefoot Willies is the same concept. Snap on, snap off.
 
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