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    Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    on: Feb 08, 2021, 09.00 pm
    Feb 08, 2021, 09.00 pm
    Hi.
    The small amount of time I have ridden my new (to me) trophy SE, I mistakenly cancelled the cruise control several times, by rolling the throttle off.  Are you able to leave your hand on the right grip without messing with the cruise setting?  If not, where do you keep your right hand?
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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2021, 10.26 pm
    Feb 08, 2021, 10.26 pm
    On the right grip, just not held quite as firmly.  I don't feel comfortable with my hand somewhere else.  I have inadvertently cancelled my cruise many times but I have logged thousands of miles with cruise so I guess it's not that big of a deal, you get used to it with time.  You will also find the same function on many other bikes with electronic cruise.

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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2021, 10.34 pm
    Feb 08, 2021, 10.34 pm
    I agree, just loosen up/relax your grip and over time the problem will become less of an issue. I also have fitted "Grip Puppies" to my grips. Helps to open up your grip and reduces road shock to your hands.  :028:
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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2021, 11.19 pm
    Feb 08, 2021, 11.19 pm
    Attached to my arm. :745:  Sorry I couldn't resist.  I've found that using Nick Lenatsch's "soft hands" method for riding doesn't cause that problem and relieves any discomfort from maintaining a grip on the bars, so it's a win win.  Helps some with the tendency to overcontrol the bike.
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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2021, 11.52 pm
    Feb 08, 2021, 11.52 pm
    Hi Trophied
    I didn't think that anyone would throw it over their left shoulder, and watch it splat onto the road! :008:
    I have only had throttle locks before, and they don't cancel with an easy forward twist, like the electronic cruise does.

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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2021, 01.15 am
    Feb 09, 2021, 01.15 am
    Most of the time, like the others, it is loosely on the grip.  If I'm not in traffic, I'll rest it on my lap or dangle it to the side by my hip.  I don't trust other drivers not to do something stupid, so I keep the brake covered whenever I'm near other vehicles.

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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2021, 01.57 am
    Feb 09, 2021, 01.57 am
    Another vote for loosely on the grip.  I may move my arm around a bit and shake my hand out at first to restore blood flow and 100% feeling, but after a short bit, my hand goes back on the controls.  I don't feel comfortable without my hand on the controls for very long.
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    Re: Where do you keep your right hand when cruise control is engaged?
    Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2021, 02.31 am
    Feb 09, 2021, 02.31 am
    I have been riding other motorcycles for years with two fingers on the brake.  This actually turns the Trophy SE's cruise control off when I tighten my hand at all, because the thumb is riding on the twist grip, and pulling it towards the throttle closed position.  I will see if there is adjustment enough to bring the brake lever a little closer to the twist grip without hitting the other two fingers.  This may help. The brake lever may need to be leveled in relation to the handle bar as well.