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    Cruise Control Gadget for Throttle Wrist Fatigue

    I am only able to use a throttle on my ebike kit and not a thumb control and I often do 100 miles+ a day. Boy, does my wrist get tired! Well I have seen inexpensive motorcycle cruise-control. gadgets for this (and one person even mentioned an ebike in a review), and was wondering if anyone has installed such a gadget? Here is a pic of one on a motorcycle. Some of them look like they automatically shut off if you hit the brakes.

    #2
    Wouldn't it be easier just to go with a thumb throttle?

    For what it's worth I have the Bluetooth controller on cyclone and it has an option for this automatically. It just stays on like that but can be sketchy to enable.

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    • tklop
      tklop commented
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      I too use the Cyclone BT controller--and its auto-cruise...

      On my bakfiets, the front-motors' KT-LCD3 controllers also have auto-cruise (also can be activated via the Up/Off-On/Down dongle's button).

      If I'm on smooth ground, I usually have no problem getting both systems "auto-cruise" to engage.

      But getting "auto-cruise" to lock in when it's bumpy--can be extremely difficult. To activate it, I've got to hold the same throttle-setting for several seconds (eight I think)... and trying to hold either a thumb or twist-throttle steady, while my handlebars are bouncing around--is quite a challenge!

      Is that what you meant by sketchy-to-enable?

      Anyways--yeah...

      Cruise-control is a big help. I'm not a doctor--but it seems obvious to me that we should try to look out for ourselves. If something hurts, sustaining it for hours cannot be good. Endless wrist-twists? I'm thinking maybe carpal tunnel syndrome--or possibly something else... Not nice, at any rate. And the point is, we want to enjoy e-bike riding--not give ourselves stress-injuries!

    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
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      I mean more like it's sketchy to even turn on that feature, because if you wreck then the motor may still be going.

    • tklop
      tklop commented
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      Oh, okay--I understand.

      The auto-cruise cancels via brake-switches, or throttle-activation--but potentially, yes--you're right. That could be sketchy!

      I've imagined that scenario before--and have plans to install a "kill switch" on my bakfiets.
      Last edited by tklop; 09-07-2019, 11:44 PM.

    #3
    If you'd like to try something electrical, this looks interesting... Just have looked at the link... no actual experience with it.

    http://www.ebikessf.com/clyte-cruise-ctrl


    Regards,
    T.C.
    See my completed Magic Pie V5 rear hub motor E-Bike build HERE.

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      #4
      Originally posted by paxtana View Post
      Wouldn't it be easier just to go with a thumb throttle?

      For what it's worth I have the Bluetooth controller on cyclone and it has an option for this automatically. It just stays on like that but can be sketchy to enable.
      Also for what it's worth, the Golden Motor Hub kits have a cruise control button as part of the kit. Cruise is deactivated when brakes or throttle applied.

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        #5
        Try this device. Available at your local dirt bike shop. It is called a Cramp Buster and is available as shown or with a wider tab for your palm.

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        • tklop
          tklop commented
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          Good call.

          This looks like a near-perfect solution for the original poster--similar to what they were showing in their pic--but simpler.

          Plus, the "Cramp Buster" is so inexpensive, that even if it doesn't work out--the original poster probably won't feel too bad about the lost investment.
          Last edited by tklop; 09-08-2019, 04:03 AM.
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