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Offline RandyL

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Cruise control
« on: May 31, 2011, 01:52:45 am »
I'm considering moving to a C14 from my GL1800 but can't believe Kawasaki didn't see fit to include a proper cruise control. I know there are two aftermarket options available, just curious how many have installed one of them. And if so how well does it work?

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 02:50:14 am »
I have both. The throttle lock is for the quick nose scratch or hand flex, the cruise for long stretches. But beware, the cruise can make a boring ride even more boring.  ;D
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 07:57:19 am »
I have installed a McCruise system on my last two bikes.(C14 & FJR) Basically plug and play. A very well designed system the has been flawless on two bikes now. Very expensive, but worth it IMO.
 I removed the throttle lock, since I don't use them at all any more. Once you have a McCruise, you never want just a throttle lock again!

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 09:20:13 am »
I just have the Go Cruise for now ... cant beat $20 delivered to your door.

IMO, its not really a cruise control, but it will give you time to stretch or reposition your right hand.
i have had it hold a steady speed for several miles, but i still wouldnt use it like i would cruise on my cage.
it doesnt account for hills (up or down).
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 09:40:20 am »
I just finished installing a Rostra cruise control on my '08 C-14 a few weeks ago, and I just got home from a 6400 km (3900 mile) round trip, with A LOT of interstate runnin', and it worked flawlessly....I'm really impressed.

Besides giving your right hand a rest, it was nice to have even just to keep my speed "in check"....lol.

I can't imagine how I went so long without it....lol....it's my new favorite mod now...lol.
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 01:23:15 pm »
I just have the Go Cruise for now ... cant beat $20 delivered to your door.

IMO, its not really a cruise control, but it will give you time to stretch or reposition your right hand.
i have had it hold a steady speed for several miles, but i still wouldnt use it like i would cruise on my cage.
it doesnt account for hills (up or down).

+1
Go Cruise works.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 02:47:18 pm »
i have both a throttle lock and audiovox cc (now murphsbrand).  installation is time consuming but well worth it.  the rostra is good because you dont need to mess with vacuum and the mc cruise is nice because you simply plug it in (after you empty your wallet).  the amount you pay for a cc system is a direct reflection of the amount of work needed to install the system.
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 03:46:51 pm »
Rostra here, works just like your car, not too hard to install, well worth the time and money.
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 10:22:28 pm »
   Have been running a Rostra for three years and 30,000 kms now and it is hands down the best farkle on my bike. Thanks to some help from BDF and Fred Harmon, I was one of the first installers after BDF. It's not that hard and well worth the effort due to it's low cost, and superb performance.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 12:02:26 am »
Rostra here as well. Works great..
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 12:16:25 am »
The Rostra is a much more cost effective unit. But there have been a few people who have had trouble with them. BDF knows quite a lot about them. OF course he's had trouble with his as well. So between installing and trouble shooting it. He knows the unit better than the average bear!  :))

I would rather pay more for the McCruise and have the unit designed for the bike. I haven't heard of people having trouble with them. I've had two flawless units so far!  ;)

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2011, 02:06:54 am »
Happy McCruise owner here! Never had a bit of problem with it. Works just like the one in the car.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 10:18:55 am »
I just have the Go Cruise for now ... cant beat $20 delivered to your door.

IMO, its not really a cruise control, but it will give you time to stretch or reposition your right hand.
i have had it hold a steady speed for several miles, but i still wouldnt use it like i would cruise on my cage.
it doesnt account for hills (up or down).

+1
Go Cruise works.

+1 on the go cruise

I can't remember who but somebody on the old forum was developing one ???
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 02:20:17 pm »
+1 on the go cruise

I can't remember who but somebody on the old forum was developing one ???

BDF is developing a CC. But my understanding is that it's still in development!.   ;)

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2011, 02:28:00 am »
Rostra here best farkle on the bike.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2011, 09:30:37 am »
was there problems with water in the switches of the av cruise or has that been corrected ??
would love to have something, mc is a bit too steep for me to want to spend at this time.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2011, 11:33:33 am »
was there problems with water in the switches of the av cruise or has that been corrected ??
would love to have something, mc is a bit too steep for me to want to spend at this time.


I have heard that. But I have also heard of people sealing them up to help control this. A little preventive measure can go a long way!

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 06:35:04 pm »
good lord..  that McCruise setup is over $1k!  ouch.

Would love to try one, but my financial conscious requires me to go with a Kaoko or throttlemeister lock..  my main purpose is to give my hand a break anyway..

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 08:27:43 pm »
MCC is the 'goldwing' of cruise controls.  It is seriously just like your car.  But, it is waaay overpriced for the amount of enjoyment you get.  I had one on my FJR but only because the old man (no offense my silver haired compadres) put that on and a whopping 1000 miles on it before he sold it to me.  In the end, as a city commuter, I rarely used it.  A thousand bucks goes a long way towards comfort farkles.  My .02 cents.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2011, 05:39:09 pm »
have any of you used the Vista Cruise?  I read a lot of reviews, and it seems like a cheap and simple option for a throttle lock..

I just can't justify getting a true cruise setup for my use..  I just need a break on my hand once in a while and I have no problem adjusting the throttle with the lock engaged.

At 32 bux, I'm thinking I pretty much have to give it a shot..  looks handy to operate too if it is adjusted right.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011, 09:09:34 pm »
can someone post a picture and/or a link for the GO Cruise.

Thanks,

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011, 09:17:41 pm »
can someone post a picture and/or a link for the GO Cruise.

Thanks,

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2011, 01:04:37 am »
Is there any particular reason why the vacuum operated CC (ex Audiovox) that Murph sells can't be used on a C14?
I have one on my FJR & DL650 and both work fine.
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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2011, 01:08:23 am »
Thanks Cap-n-bob.  I just ordered one.

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Re: Cruise control
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2011, 07:53:53 am »
Is there any particular reason why the vacuum operated CC (ex Audiovox) that Murph sells can't be used on a C14?
I have one on my FJR & DL650 and both work fine.


They could be mounted if someone wants. I think people have installed them on their C14's. But a lot of the do it yourself guys have been using the Rostra on their C14's. They're just a little more involved when installing.
 So yes, there are three options for full on cruise controls!