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Kaoko Throttle Lock Kawasaki
  • Kaoko Throttle Lock Kawasaki  - Type A
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Kaoko Throttle Lock Kawasaki ER-6N / KLR650 / Ninja 650R / ZX-12R / ZX-14R / Concours ZG1000 / ZG14000

The Kaoko Cruise Control is perfect for anyone looking to reduce fatigue and strain on your hand and wrist during long distance highway riding.

Each Throttle Lock consists of a simple, ingenious and robustly designed friction nut that is integrated with a special Kaoko bar end weight. The Kaoko bar end weight is closely matched in appearance and weight to the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) bar end weight.

The Friction Nut has a left-hand thread. It must be adjusted so that it makes light contact with the rubber throttle sleeve.

The Grub Screw is set to provide the necessary resistance on the friction nut. This may be adjusted periodically to take up wear.

To Engage: Twist the throttle and friction nut simultaneously with your right hand. This action tightens the nut and provides sufficient friction to set throttle to the desired position. The friction nut is designed that the rider may still open and close the throttle.

To Disengage: Roll off the throttle while gripping the friction nut. The throttle should open and snap closed freely.

Type A - Compatible with and without OEM handguards.

Type B - Compatible with Barkbuster VP and Storm handguards.


  • Easy to operate, even with heavy winter gloves
  • High quality, compact and durable design
  • Super smooth action
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to install
  • Very little maintenance is required
  • Less wear and tear on throttle cables and grips
  • Better MPG


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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

WARNING: The Kaoko™ Throttle Lock Cruise Control is an aftermarket accessory. Any misunderstood, abused or incorrectly installed motorcycle accessory is a safety hazard that could cause injury or death. It i’s the rider’’s responsibility to understand the operation and purpose for which the Kaoko™ Cruise Control is designed, namely, for cruising, only when safe to do so. At all other times the control should be disengaged. The Kaoko™ Cruise Controls are to be used only by experienced and responsible riders. 

This Product Fits:
ER-6F 20062011
ER-6n 20062011
KLR650 20082015
Ninja 650R 20062011
Ninja ZX-12R 20002005
Ninja ZX-14R 20062015
Versys KLE650 20072015
ZG1000 Concours 19942007
ZG1400 Concours 20082013
ZG1400 Concours ABS 20082013
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Real handy on long trips. Added this device last year and it took a bit to install. The spacing was real tight and I was instructed to push down the throttle assembly to make room. I was finally able to get it on but not as well as I thought it should be. I have used it a few times and it serves it purpose. March 28, 2015
A winner Unfortunately, the one thing I really, really wish Kawasaki had included on the C14 is electronic cruise. The rest of the bike is excellent (and an excellent value), but once you've had real cruise control, it's tough to live without it. With that said, I've had multiple bikes on which I've installed the obvious competing product and after 5K miles, I have to say that from install to operation, this Kaoko is the way to go. It's a long way from the aformentioned Nirvana state, but went on easily and works like a champ. I consider it a must-have enhancement to what is a pretty capable machine. As always, the Revzilla portion of the purchase was seamless. March 27, 2015
worth every penny!!! arrived when promised. and the other reviews helped out alot. since i have heated grips I had to add to small washers inside so it allow more adjustment on the off position. also it looks like it belongs on there not like a gadget.....thanks again. March 23, 2015
It works! If Kawi would add cruise to the C14, I would trade my 2012 in today. In the meantime, this thottle lock will have to do. It is a very smart and safe design. March 3, 2015
good prduct Will b nice on long trips when my right hand falls asleep.this will let you take your hand off the throttle and still maintain your speed. March 3, 2015
Over all a great product! Installation was straight forward. I simply bolted it on. The directions were a little confusing about which washer to use between the grip and throttle lock. When assembled it made more sense. Operation is very good. It takes a few practice tries to get the adjustment just right. After that it works flawlessly. The fit and finish are top notch. It matches the OEM end weight perfectly. The throttle lock is a great addition for long distance riding. It gives me a chance to rest my hand on long runs. December 29, 2014
Solid product, smooth operation! This throttle lock is an absolute requisite before a road trip and a great alternative to a full cruise control system costing hundreds. The Kaoko throttle lock is weighted nicely, fluid in operation and very easy to install. November 21, 2014
Great Cruise control! Pretty easy to install and make proper accessory adjustments to get correct amount of friction. Really built and machined well with matching finish. Little pricy but still worth it for looks over the cheep plastic throttle locks.. September 30, 2014
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ERIC D: Eric at Revzilla said this would fit my 2014 Kawasaki ZX-14R ABS. Read that it is very functional and easy install Apr 16, 2015
felipe m: zx14 needs it on long nice cruises..... and it was well explained on witch options to get with all the info you had on this page. thanks Mar 2, 2015
John L: Online reviews. Feb 15, 2015
Ronald B: Did a bit of research and for the ease of installation and that it can be overridden, and appears to be of good quality. Jan 5, 2015
Jose A: On long trip, not being able to relax your right hand is very uncomfortable. Aug 4, 2014
Gavin C: Looked at all the throttle lock options out there, break away, vistacruise, throttlemeister, and this is the simplest design I've seen. With its simplicity, it's easy to see that if you were to get in a situation where you needed to roll back the throttle while locked, it would not impede your doing so. The others have mixed reviews on that front (especially the breakaway at high temps... scary stuff). As safety is most important to me, I went with this one. Jul 3, 2014
Jeffrey W: I had on on my DL1000.Simple, works great. May 4, 2014
STEWART C: I have used this product on another bike and like the performance, plus the stock hand gaurds/windblockers work so well I wanted to retain them. Mar 9, 2014
Kenisha G: Cramp buster Feb 1, 2014
Kenneth W: Good reviews Oct 14, 2013
rob m asked: I didn't see a listing for the Ninja 300. Any idea if it's in the works? Thanks. Oct 19, 2014
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Jeffrey W: Look at Kaoko's website there is an option that says "can't find your bike". You then enter your name, email, and bike. They are in Africa so it might take a couple days for them to respond. Oct 19, 2014
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rob m: Jeff, I got their email address from their website. I received 2 responses from 2 different people. Both are trying to get particular info from me to see if they already have something (I'm impressed). I will repost results as soon as they get back with me. Thanks. Oct 20, 2014
Michael P: No idea! Oct 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: If I purchase the one with the bar end weight for a klr650, can I latter modify it to be able to install barbuster handguards? Jan 4, 2015
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Michael F: Yes. I installed my Kaoko Throttle Lock at the same time that I installed the Barkbuster Handguards, and it came out great. If you install both at the same time, for my Kawasaki Versys 650, I didn't even need the weighted ends, as the Barkbusters (I installed the guards that connect at the end of the handlebars and also connect further up the bar) seem to have enough weight on both sides of the handlebar to prevent vibrations. If you want to play it safe I was advised to buy the weighted end for the side opposite the throttle lock (which would be the left side) to offset the throttle lock weight differential. But again, no noticeable difference to me, but I always ride with either gel gloves or winter gloves. The handlebars never shake. One note: If you are planning to install the throttle lock now and then add handguards later, I'd advise using low-strength lock-tite, and not the high strength, or you may not be able to remove the throttle lock down the line...I haven't used the high strength lock-tite, but supposedly it basically welds the screw/shaft metals together and you have to cut the bolt out. Installing both the throttle lock and handguards look great together and are very functional. I can ride a lot longer in cold weather without hand freeze and the lock is great for Interstate riding or taking quick on-the-go hand breaks on longer rides. Jan 4, 2015
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John C: I am not 100% on this, but I would imagine you could being as I believe the bark busters are attached at the end via the central bolt - so I suspect that would still be ok... but not 100% as I haven't tried it - I have hand guards on my KLR, but I put the throttle lock on my Connie. Jan 4, 2015
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Gavin C: From what I understand, not really no. However, there are barkbuster products that will install with the regular fitment. You just have to get the generic barkbuster that goes into the end of the handlebars. Warning there though, those are not as nice. Jan 4, 2015
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