I got the Atlas Lock for Christmas from a family member. He didn't knew if it was going to work or not on my 2013 Ducati Multistrada. I email Atlas Throttle lock to get more guidance and see if it was going to work on my bike or not. Josh emailed me back in less than 24 hrs. and went above and beyond to make sure it worked and answering all my questions/emails. He even sent me videos of similar bikes and how to adjust my throttle rubber grip to make it fit. Thank Josh and Atlas Throttle lock. I look forward to use it this summer. Safe Riding!!!
Heard a lot about the Atlas for a couple years but didn’t know anyone who had one. I had a little extra dough and decided this was my next add on for my longer trips. Ordered on Amazon for full retail where I received it in a plastic bag with an Amazon sticker on it reading I’ve given it a second life. Opened the bag to find the finish in many spots chipped off and one new screw and the other clearly worn. No pad kit and one thin pad already adhered. Based on this condition I contacted Amazon who provided a discount. I take full responsibility here as I accepted it thinking it was all metal and the finish didn’t matter on a dual sport bike. Ended up spending several hours over three days and watching the Atlas install video and many others only to keep seeing it not mount straight. In an attempt to make it work, I ordered a parts kit which didn’t change the fit. In the end determined the metal pressure pad was bent out. Assuming the original owner tweaked it to work on their bike, but not helping mine. Also, believe but not sure the jaw appeared to bowed out which I am assuming was from over tightening it by the previous owner. Because of the custom bend mine had none of the new pads from the parts kit would fit. The Atlas itself appears well made and thought out. Just based on the above experience and not knowing what an unaltered one should be shaped like, think the lower jaw being wider would alleviate the twisting from less tool/tech savvy folks. I should have just returned it and ordered directly, hopefully having a straight forward install? My fault not Atlas as far as I know and would rather others not go through my experience. Just purchase from Atlas or MC knowledgeable place who would have never looked at mine in its condition and sent it out. Didn’t want to give full stars and can’t give just one. Sadly, in an attempt to get products out many manufacturers have to rely on vendors who can ultimately change the value and quality of the end user experience.
Follow Up: 12/21/22
After writing the above review a couple weeks passed when I noticed an email from Atlas. It was from Josh and informed me he wanted to make things right. I informed him this was on me as I made the decision to keep the used lock for a discounted price. Josh said he understood but that Atlas believes in their product, so much so that he would send me a brand new one as Atlas doesn’t want customers having a bad experience no matter where they purchased it. He informed me the used product should have never been kept in circulation for this very reason as by vendors doing this can adversely affect their pristine reputation.
Within three days of our email comms, a brand new Atlas top mount throttle lock came in the mail. When I opened the package not only did it contain the throttle lock but also a brand new complete parts kit. Josh and the folks at Atlas paid such close attention to my review and interaction they included the parts kit I purchased to make my original used lock work. Within 5 minutes the lock was on! No bending, tweaking or twisting as it went on. One time install and done!
Here’s the warning… Unless you are purchasing a non safety related item or have a clear understanding of the product never settle for a “discount” as you just have no idea what’s really wrong with it. During my initial purchase I figured I’d buy on Amazon for fast shipping, when in reality I waited longer for it than the new one Atlas sent me.
This experience has restored my faith in good folks, good products, good brands and amazing customer service. Atlas is clearly dedicated to their customers and standing behind a useful, well engineered, durable and responsibly packaged product.
Much respect for Josh and all the folks at Atlas! If you are in the market for a “cruise control” I say look no further buy the Atlas!
An excellent product for all true bikers and an excellent experience outstanding service from Josh above and beyond 👏.
Installed the bottom kit on a Gen 1 (2006) KLR 650.
Rarely do you find a company who stands by their product and answers questions quickly and thoroughly. Atlas is that company.
The throttle lock is well engineered and innovative. It actually works as advertised.
This companies customer service is outstanding.
Easy to install and use while riding a great item for my bike
I was having issues with the fitment on My Atlas throttle lock. Not really sure what was going wrong I contacted Atlas and they recommended this part. I was so happy as to the level of improvement this part made to the Rock solid installation of my Atlas Throttle Lock!
If your throttle arm tends to go numb before your backside does 😀 then the Atlas is just what you need. Easy to fit and use. It enhances comfort, and therefore safety, by giving your arm a rest once in a while. I have been using it all summer and can highly recommend this product.
This product absolutely works as advertised. Stainless steel hardware so it helps resist rust making it a long term product. It holds the throttle with just enough pressure to shake your hands if they're numb or giving them a break for cruises.
I think some keyboard warriors will also need to understand that it doesn't "lock" the throttle. It simply holds it with enough pressure against the throttle housing (given the installation is followed correctly) so that it gives you a chance to shake off your numb hands or just giving them a quick break. You can still move the throttle freely and easily even while "locked" so there's no fear of your throttle being stuck. On real bumpy roads it will knock it loose so to speak but again, it's not designed to lock the throttle where you can't manipulate it. It's designed with safety in mind.
On the freeway I love being able to shake my hands or even being able to sit up right for a solid minute is a relief. For being a simple mechanical device, no fumbling of electronics nor wires, it's not a overly huge bulky item either. Hope this review clears up some questions.
Great product and I was happily surprised with the customer service.
Great product and easy to use
All metal construction
Fast and easy fix
This throttle lock is a welcome addition to my travel kit. I very much enjoy epic road trips on my Kawasaki Vulcan. The throttle lock will make long highway miles a breeze. It is so nice to not have to twist the grip for hours. Great little device!
Bought my Atlas lock a year ago and had no issues with it. Until early this year had a little issue. Sent an email Explaining what happened I got a replacement arm within the week. It’s an outstanding product outstanding customer service
After having experienced the pleasure of having a throttle lock on my previous bike I was SO very e cited to see the Atlas video on Facebook.
Your team was quick to respond to my question if I needed a top or bottom mount for my model. The product came innate timely matter that happened to be the day before my trip.
I left for my seven hundred mile trip with the atlas throttle lock installed and boy was I impressed. It was worth every penny
I really love this product! It’s super simple to put on and to use and it works flawlessly!!!
Best throttle lock out there.
Yamaha Motorcycles - ATLAS Throttle Lock
great device i prefer this to cruise control no messing about taking your eyes off the road one click on and one click on simple
Purchased the throttle lock for my 2022 KLR Adventure. The installation was a breeze. This throttle lock works like a champ. No more worn out throttle hand and fingers!
Have not done any riding yet (Canadian winter) but install was pretty easy with lots of resources to help out with the process. Dry runs seem to work well! If your bike doesnt have factory cruise control, this has to be the next best thing!
Easy install. Easy operation. Great product. I will say “ITS WEIRD HOLDING ON WITH YOUR LEFT HAND! ONLY”
A quality product, well designed and fabricated. Does exactly what is expected. The quality justifies the price.
The 1st thing you need to do is read the instructions thoroughly. It took me a couple of times to get the jist of how to fit it. The 1st fit I applied the medium pad. This was ok when not moving. Unfortunately when out on a ride it slipped. I then applied the thickest pad which improved, but was not perfect. The problem was the smoothness of the material the pad was being pushed onto. The problem was resolved by roughening up the surface with some sandpaper. Problem solved and I now have a one handed working throttle lock that remains in position.
Honda Motorcycles - ATLAS Throttle Lock
Works great, install not hard at all.
Found it vibrates off on the older Harley 87 Heritage Softail. Not the Atlas problem just the vibration on a rough surface.
A Critique not a criticism!!