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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2016, 11:18:14 pm »
John, I'm using the clutch disengagement option and it works great. The RPMs go up ever so slightly before it cuts the throttle when I pull the clutch lever in.
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2016, 11:51:17 pm »
John,
+1 on the clutch disengage option.  Works perfectly.

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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2016, 02:19:41 am »
I installed the Rostra CC on my 2011 three years ago and I am still very happy with it.  The bike has been from Alabama to Oregon and Californaia and back and to Quebec and back.  I use the CC a lot when I have to do superslabs and on some two lanes.
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2016, 11:44:55 pm »
Well I have picked my winter project.... Just ordered from Murphs. 
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2016, 01:27:14 am »
There has been some talk about making a longer arm for engagement, for the throttle linkage, does any one have a pic of how they have done this?
 
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2016, 11:34:50 am »
This is what I came up with.
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2016, 11:45:03 am »
Here is how I did it, Very smooth with the extended arm  :beerchug:
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2016, 04:39:41 pm »
Just looked up the McCruise and it's $825!!!  Ouch!!  The Throttlemeister does fine on the C14.  If I need a real CC I'll break out the Goldwing. 
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2016, 05:17:19 pm »
Just watch the exchange rates...I was able to pick one up for under $700, several months ago.  Haven't had the time to install it though...The owner, Tony, is a really nice guy. :great:
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2016, 05:18:35 pm »
Just watch the exchange rates...I was able to pick one up for under $700, several months ago.  Haven't had the time to install it though...The owner, Tony, is a really nice guy. :great:

I thought the dollar was UP against foreign currencies?  Guess not...  If "Tony" would just lower the price to $500 US dollars he'd sell a bunch of these things. 
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2016, 05:26:42 pm »
I forgot to mention he also gave me a discount.  If I recall correctly, it was for forum membership.
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2016, 05:34:57 pm »
I forgot to mention he also gave me a discount.  If I recall correctly, it was for forum membership.

Hmmm....   Guess I need to wait until the exchange rate improves and then call him about a discount.   :)
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2016, 12:25:44 pm »
I forgot to mention he also gave me a discount.  If I recall correctly, it was for forum membership.

Hmmm....   Guess I need to wait until the exchange rate improves and then call him about a discount.   :)

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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2016, 12:32:22 pm »

Just wait a couple of months. Hilary will fix everything!  :rotflmao:


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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2016, 12:42:42 pm »
I forgot to mention he also gave me a discount.  If I recall correctly, it was for forum membership.

Hmmm....   Guess I need to wait until the exchange rate improves and then call him about a discount.   :)

Just wait a couple of months. Hilary will fix everything!  :rotflmao:

Yes, and the price of the CC will go sky high!   >:(
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2016, 03:09:16 pm »
Even at $500 im pretty sure, i will get the Rostra to work fine.
Ive installed Cruise controls on soo many cars over the years i cant remember.
But knowing little fixes like lengthening the arm, Im sure it is the main reason people complain about the engagement.
There is no mark up per say on the Rostra parts, My cost from the distributor is $215.
 
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2016, 12:09:54 pm »
Just looked up the McCruise and it's $825!!!  Ouch!!  The Throttlemeister does fine on the C14.  If I need a real CC I'll break out the Goldwing.

even worse in Canada... over $1100 CAD

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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2016, 07:49:50 pm »
Even at $500 im pretty sure, i will get the Rostra to work fine.
Ive installed Cruise controls on soo many cars over the years i cant remember.
But knowing little fixes like lengthening the arm, Im sure it is the main reason people complain about the engagement.
There is no mark up per say on the Rostra parts, My cost from the distributor is $215.

FYI- fwiw...
Not everyone experiences engagement problems.
I hooked my throttle up according to BDF's tutorial, and it works fine.

Adding a length of arm may help, but it's not always necessary. Least wise, it wasn't on mine.
I installed my Rostra 4 1/2 years ago. Always works great.
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2016, 08:55:33 pm »
NOTE:

When using the rostra cc you can get a rather abrupt surge on a powerful bike when it is trying to control speed during elevation changes. Going downhill and then uphill it can be a bit unnerving to have the bike lurch forward. This is more pronounced with the stock length arm on the throttle body. A 1/2" longer arm will greatly reduce the initial hit of the cruise trying to maintain a set speed. It will also alleviate the initial surge when activating the cruise. I made a simple extension from a piece of aluminum flat stock.
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2016, 11:10:54 pm »
I forgot to mention he also gave me a discount.  If I recall correctly, it was for forum membership.

Hmmm....   Guess I need to wait until the exchange rate improves and then call him about a discount.   :)

Just wait a couple of months. Hilary will fix everything!  :rotflmao:

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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2016, 01:34:33 pm »
Which side do people mount the controls on?  Murphs shows it on the right handle bar but it seems that the left side might be better... Hold the throttle and use your left hand to press the engage button. 

As I said Murphs picture show it on the right side so you can use your thumb to engage, I ordered this mount from Murph's with my CC.  Only problem is that my 2010 C14 does not have the bracket by the hand grip shown to screw it to.  Also there appears to be no way supplied to mount the controller to the bracket.  I upgraded controller to have the engage light at that model comes with 2 friction pegs for mounting, the Murphs mount does not have these holes.  I contacted Murphs about this and he said the basic controller doesn't have these pegs and comes with 2 side tape to stick it to the mount.... nothing for the upgraded mount!   Seems I will have to make my own mount from scratch.... guess I could have saved the $20 I paid for the one from Murphs!




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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2016, 02:22:56 pm »
Correction ( I had looked before), I do have the screw to attach Murphs mount to.... it was covered by a big cover that will have to be removed so maybe it is going on the right side.... I will just have to do my own mounting system which is the least of the install issues!

But whats the feeling, LEFT or RIGHT?
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2016, 02:27:01 pm »
Derek,
I made a custom bracket out of aluminum for my bike and also for Fais' bike that mounts the cruise switch below the right side switchgear. Super easy to actuate while your hand if on the throttle. Very clean looking.
Fais, How about a pic?

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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2016, 02:34:43 pm »
I've never had a cruise, I see that Matt uses the right,,,  but I think Left would better.
  (In an emergency (like a stuck Cruise) that would leave the right hand free to operate throttle, kill switch, and "BRAKE"...

(I think) On all bikes with cruise from the factory, it is mounted on the left.
           
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Re: Cruise controls
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2016, 02:45:05 pm »
Ted,
I did have a cruise stick in the set position once. Mounted on the right side also. I was able to hit the off button and kill it. I was also able to use the brake and/or the kill switch had I so desired. Complacency is deadly when using cruise on a bike. I ALWAYS turn off the cruise well in advance of any situation that even "MIGHT" require me to brake or stop. That way if there was ever an issue I will have that much more time as a safety buffer to compensate for the unknown. I do not use it when mired in heavy traffic at ANY speed. You have to use your head or you will end up not needing to use it any more.
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