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Offline Shiny

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Let's Identify My Cruise Control
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:51:09 pm »
Coggies,
I purchased a 2012 C14 in December 2017.  I love this bike!

It came with an aftermarket cruise control.  I've been searching the forums and I only post this after failing to find any photos of a similar set up.
So, does anyone know how I might go about identifying the unit the prior owner installed? I know I could start pulling plastic but I was hoping there was an easier way.

I ask this because I am going on a 5-hour ride Friday to the Moonshine run and I'd like to address the surging before departure.

Thanks in advance.
Chris Dunn, Columbia, Missouri
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Re: Let's Identify My Cruise Control
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 03:06:36 pm »
Can you send a pic of the control unit?
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Re: Let's Identify My Cruise Control
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 03:57:59 pm »
If it's surging it's more than likely a Rostra Cruise control unit which is a car unit adapted to work on a bike.

The other one is a McCruise that was made for a C14 but costs upwards to 3 times as much, and surging isn't a problem with it.

Therefore many people use a Rostra.

IF I ever sold my bike I would consider removing my McCruise and selling it separately - as it's that good IMO.

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Re: Let's Identify My Cruise Control
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 05:31:51 pm »
Its the Rostra.  I went Google Image searching.  It surges upon being initially set then after one more smaller serge it seems to settle in nicely.  But, I will eventually have to get in there and sort out this issue.
Thanks again!
Chris Dunn, Columbia, Missouri
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Re: Let's Identify My Cruise Control
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 07:23:06 pm »
I didn't think the Rostra was prone to surging, make sure its not the old style Audiovox that had a vacume canister... those did tend to surge...
https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=422&osCsid=rBxymnctCSpWLfgpKeyyk0

There is some tech links on it on that page also...

The Rostra should have a bunch of links here about "solving issues", as many people installed and trouble shot them to offer directions.. do a simple search here, sounds like a ground issue possibly, or flipping one of the tiny dip switches on the unit...

Rostra unit...
https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=369&osCsid=rBxymnctCSpWLfgpKeyyk0

Murph kindly constructed a page of data for install on both units, supplied by COG installers...
Here
https://www.murphskits.com/kb.php
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 07:27:07 pm by MAN OF BLUES »

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