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Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« on: December 10, 2011, 06:36:52 pm »
Has anyone tried of heard of an aftermarket cruise control setup that will work on the Concours??????
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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 06:49:17 pm »
Search the forum...you will find a lot of information already here....enjoy.
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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 06:54:30 pm »
There are two popular cruise control units that people use.  One is the Audiovox CC-100 (no longer made) but you can find them on ebay for around $150.  The other is a Rosta electronic cruise.  It's a bit more pricey but it holds the speed much better than the audiovox vacuum controlled unit.
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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 08:53:47 pm »
There are two popular cruise control units that people use.  One is the Audiovox CC-100 (no longer made) but you can find them on ebay for around $150.

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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 10:16:45 pm »
There are three popular full Cruise Controls that folks use for the C14. As all mentioned in this thread. There is the Rostra and CC100 (once an Audiovox). IIRC, Murph carries both of these units. Again IIRC, the CC-100 is now a Murph's exclusive. Both have been used extensively on the Concours (both versions).
 The third is the McCruise that again was already mentioned. Yes the McCruise is more money. But the advantage of the McCruise is that they are designed for specific motorcycles. So installation is a breeze, since they are basically plug and play. I have installed McCruise CC's on my last two bikes. As well as assisting a friend install another on his C14. All three have been basically plug and play. All three have been flawless in design and function. And when I did screw it up playing with the program. McCruise customer service was second to none. And that was from australia. They got my email and called me promptly and helped me find my screw up in short order. And this was after my daughter hung up on them thinking it was a crank phone call. I can't recommend them enough. Yes expensive. But worth every penny IMO!

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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 10:26:48 pm »
There are three popular full Cruise Controls that folks use for the C14. As all mentioned in this thread. There is the Rostra and CC100 (once an Audiovox). IIRC, Murph carries both of these units. Again IIRC, the CC-100 is now a Murph's exclusive. Both have been used extensively on the Concours (both versions).
 The third is the McCruise that again was already mentioned. Yes the McCruise is more money. But the advantage of the McCruise is that they are designed for specific motorcycles. So installation is a breeze, since they are basically plug and play. I have installed McCruise CC's on my last two bikes. As well as assisting a friend install another on his C14. All three have been basically plug and play. All three have been flawless in design and function. And when I did screw it up playing with the program. McCruise customer service was second to none. And that was from australia. They got my email and called me promptly and helped me find my screw up in short order. And this was after my daughter hung up on them thinking it was a crank phone call. I can't recommend them enough. Yes expensive. But worth every penny IMO!

Looks like a great unit. How long did it take to install and how much of the bike did you have to pull apart to put in all the bits?

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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 10:31:47 pm »
There are three popular full Cruise Controls that folks use for the C14. As all mentioned in this thread. There is the Rostra and CC100 (once an Audiovox). IIRC, Murph carries both of these units. Again IIRC, the CC-100 is now a Murph's exclusive. Both have been used extensively on the Concours (both versions).
 The third is the McCruise that again was already mentioned. Yes the McCruise is more money. But the advantage of the McCruise is that they are designed for specific motorcycles. So installation is a breeze, since they are basically plug and play. I have installed McCruise CC's on my last two bikes. As well as assisting a friend install another on his C14. All three have been basically plug and play. All three have been flawless in design and function. And when I did screw it up playing with the program. McCruise customer service was second to none. And that was from australia. They got my email and called me promptly and helped me find my screw up in short order. And this was after my daughter hung up on them thinking it was a crank phone call. I can't recommend them enough. Yes expensive. But worth every penny IMO!

Looks like a great unit. How long did it take to install and how much of the bike did you have to pull apart to put in all the bits?

You have to remove a lot of the fairing panels. But it's not bad. How long really depends on you. If your motivated and quick. A few hours. If your not a few days!  :))   All kidding aside. Marc did his on his 2010 literally in about 3 hours give or take. So it can be done. But I would plan for a day. Maybe give yourself the weekend just in-case you partake and BS more the some folks! Like I said, it can be done fairly quick. But it depends on the people or person installing it.

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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 11:17:29 pm »
I've installed and used both the Audiovox and the Rostra on my C14's. I'd recommend the Rostra unit over the Audiovox. Its easier to install because you don't need any vacuum lines, has the ability to hook into the clutch switch for disengaging when you pull in the clutch, it operates better at altitude since it uses a servo instead of vacuum, and it's overall operation is smoother and it doesn't loose speed like the Audiovox sometimes does over long distances.
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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 12:31:36 am »
Thanks everyone for the great input, guess I've got some research to do. Happy motoring to all of you that don't have that cold white stuff on the ground now!!! :beerchug:
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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2011, 11:50:41 am »
+1 on mc cruise and their customer service is excellent  I bought mine used and emailed needing install directions which they sent then during install i noticed i was missing the vacuum reservoir emailed them again and they sent me detailed instructions on how to fabricate it with that accomplished back to install only to find out i was missing the brake resistor once again upon asking they gave me the info needed. I recommend this cruise not only as mentioned above because of exceptional installation, extremely well made, and excellent customer service installing was like it was made from Kawasaki and they just forgot to install it

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Re: Aftermarket Cruise Control?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 04:07:32 am »
Has anyone tried of heard of an aftermarket cruise control setup that will work on the Concours??????
http://www.mccruise.com/Kawasaki-Motorcycle-Cruise-Control.html