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Help with my install of Rostra Cruise Control
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:16:38 pm »
Howdy
I have owned my 09 (purchased new) for about 18 months. I retired in Jan. of this year, and plaining on putting lots of miles (KMs) on it. I would like to install a Rostra Cruise control, but am a little intimidated  by the amount of body work that needs to be removed. I installed the lower heat shields on the bike this spring and also installed  heated grips. The problem I had installing the heat shields is that I couldn't get the fastener to pop up on the cover where the new glove box goes. So I just gently pulled the lower fairing away from the bike and squeezed the foam in between the fairing and the motor.
I am concerned about screwing  up trying to install the CC (damaged my $$ watch changing the battery and it cost me $$ to get it fixed).
I live on the Sunshine Coast just north of Vancouver BC. I am wondering if there is any one interested in  coming up for a weekend and have my wife and I host for a couple of days and helping me install the  CC (I have a nice work/garage and tools). This area is a great area to bike and see.
I have not yet purchased the unit, so I would need a little lead time.
Thanks
Bryan

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Re: Help with my install of Rostra Cruise Control
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 11:10:55 pm »
Unfortunately I am about as far away as could possibly be and still be in North America but I think you are doing a wise thing by approaching this carefully. It is not a ready- made kit for the C-14 (or any other motorcycle) and there is some light fabricating, drilling and overall mechanical / electrical work that goes beyond normal maintenance. I do not know of anyone who has failed in an installation outright but quite a few people have had to reach pretty far into their own abilities to get a Rostra installed and working properly. Hopefully someone is close enough to you and has previous installation experience that can help you out. As always, you can post any questions here or on the other C-14 forum and someone will almost certainly chime in with some useful advice. And you can e-mail me directly; my e-mail address is available on this forum as well as in the instructions on installing a Rostra on a C-14 on Murph's website.

Best of luck.

Brian


Howdy
I have owned my 09 (purchased new) for about 18 months. I retired in Jan. of this year, and plaining on putting lots of miles (KMs) on it. I would like to install a Rostra Cruise control, but am a little intimidated  by the amount of body work that needs to be removed. I installed the lower heat shields on the bike this spring and also installed  heated grips. The problem I had installing the heat shields is that I couldn't get the fastener to pop up on the cover where the new glove box goes. So I just gently pulled the lower fairing away from the bike and squeezed the foam in between the fairing and the motor.
I am concerned about screwing  up trying to install the CC (damaged my $$ watch changing the battery and it cost me $$ to get it fixed).
I live on the Sunshine Coast just north of Vancouver BC. I am wondering if there is any one interested in  coming up for a weekend and have my wife and I host for a couple of days and helping me install the  CC (I have a nice work/garage and tools). This area is a great area to bike and see.
I have not yet purchased the unit, so I would need a little lead time.
Thanks
Bryan
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