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Offline Wess

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Cruise Control
« on: July 21, 2012, 03:47:32 pm »
Colin and the boys looked like they were having so much fun at nationals installing that cruise I was thinking about pulling the trigger on one. 

I just want some reviews on the new one (CCS100) Murph is carrying as he suggests to do.  I do IBA rides so it is something I could use.

I also want to do Bubbas 7th Gesr and the 17" rear so I have to set my priorities. >:(
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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 06:06:24 pm »
My cruise has been on a number of years, maybe seven? Somewhere around 100k miles. I had to replace the servo cable a few months ago as the pull cable was almost gone. It's right up there with sliced bread, air conditioning, and cold beer. :great: :great:

Not so fun to install.
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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 07:44:50 pm »
It's right up there with sliced bread, air conditioning, and cold beer.

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 11:31:37 pm »
It's right up there with sliced bread, air conditioning, and cold beer.

+1!

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 02:27:33 am »
My cruise (Audiovox) has been on my Concours for almost 10 years. It is the first modification I did to the bike. This was before I had even heard of the Concours Owners Group. Right after I joined and got on the forum I blew my horn about the cruise thinking I had discovered something others might want to know. The responses I got were akin to "where have you been, we been using this for years, ho hum, etc., etc".

I am concerned about cable wear since I have a few tight radius bends going on. I should probably do a preemptive cable-ectomy instead of waiting for it to bust in the first ten miles of a 1,500 mile weekend. I carry a NEP cruise control (throttle locker) as a backup.

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 01:26:43 pm »
You'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 02:42:42 pm »
Wess,

          With some of the riding you have done. How have you not done this earlier?   :))   Once you have had one, you'll never want to go back to a throttle lock or similar ever again.

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 03:24:15 pm »
It's right up there with sliced bread, air conditioning, and cold beer.

+1!

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Thought mine went out on the way to the National. Was bummin till I realized it was kicking out due to wheelspin, or would that be hydroplaning??

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 04:52:42 am »
Mine went out 400 miles into an 800 mile ride. Just needed a wire resoldered. Those miles were not fun, my right wrist is shot. Took the chance to ditch the awful looking weather cover, sealed it p with silicon instead. But seriously this is probably the mos  important mod you can do. Totally not trying to advocate unsafe riding, but it's great to take 5 seconds to lean back all the way and stretch.