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McCruise
« on: May 10, 2015, 10:48:05 pm »
So I was just wondering if anyone has installed a McCruise?

If so, how was it?
Any problems or difficult areas to work around?
What was the most difficult part of the install?

What made you decide on the McCruise over the "other" brand?   Would you buy or do it again?

Were there a lot of setups to get it to run perfect or did it work perfect first time you used it?

For what it's worth I'm really not interested in the Rostra cruise.  I know most of you would not spend 3 times as much for the McCruise.
So if you can shed any light on the McCruise I would really like to hear it.  Good or bad - as long as it's not about
being a fool for spending that kind of money.  :a102:

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 11:33:21 pm »
I installed one on my 2010 and I thought the install was not that bad. The unit works great, just like an automobile cruise. I chose it over others mainly because it is designed and made specific for the C14 and the controls look like they belong on the bike. As for performance it works just as you would expect it too.

I no longer have the 2010 but I'm picking up a 2015 the end of the month and I will be installing a McCruise on the 2015.
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 09:41:34 am »
They work great plug and play.
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 10:00:34 am »
And I heard they switched over to an electric servo now, its no longer a vacuum based system. Which is better.
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 11:10:29 am »
Had McCruise on my bike since Dec. 2007. Never had a problem and I use most of the time. :great:
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 11:27:52 am »
So why is it better ? I never heard of problems before ?
Since this is a new thing , how do you know the long term results?
But it's better right????????????????????????????
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 04:36:42 pm »
You can do your own research.  :rotflmao:
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 01:30:44 pm »
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 04:49:38 pm »
installed one on my '14 a few months ago.
took the weekend from start to finish(teardown,install,test drive and reassemble)...and worth every bit of time and money.
you will NEVER regret spending the money on the McCruise.
the most detailed booklet of instructions Ive ever experienced.

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 11:03:32 pm »
I see the price of this is $848, when I went to checkout the price went to Australian currency not US. Anybody have an idea of shipping to the US is?
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 11:20:37 pm »
Mr. Knowitall can't back up his story?

Well I think a trailer behind a cycle is DUMB .... have a safe ride...

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2015, 01:51:39 am »
I see the price of this is $848, when I went to checkout the price went to Australian currency not US. Anybody have an idea of shipping to the US is?
Approximately  $60 US to ship plus 1.7% - 3.5% payment surcharge. 
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2015, 02:21:49 am »
I see the price of this is $848, when I went to checkout the price went to Australian currency not US. Anybody have an idea of shipping to the US is?

On their site there is a button to show prices in US dollars.

Received mine today and the total was $943. Shipping was $70 something.  Might depend where in the USA you are.

Took about 4-5 days to receive it - so not to bad. 

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2015, 08:31:20 pm »
Thanks for the info. Now just to do it, got to pry the $ out of my hands ??? I know, it's  only money, and it's for the Connie  :)
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2015, 08:43:39 pm »
Since I'm 60 I plan on keeping my girl FOREVER
So it was a easy decision to get it.
I'm STILL married to my high school girl friend ... not much changes in my life :beerchug:
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2015, 09:22:31 am »

I just ordered mine. Are they all coming with the "on" led? I understand some of them didn't in the past.

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2015, 10:29:27 am »
Do you mean an LED backlight on the keypad to to illuminate the 3 buttons? All kits in nearly the last decade have had this.

Since this is a new thing , how do you know the long term results?
It took me 12 months to design the new servo, and they've been out in the field for 3 years now. I'm also interested in what will break first.

And I heard they switched over to an electric servo now, its no longer a vacuum based system. Which is better.
Vacuum servo is lighter, simpler, and repairable but you have to source good vacuum and corn based ethanol can stick shuttle vales over time. These units are no longer being manufactured and when we sell all our remaining stock every bike will need to switch to electric, or we pull it from sale.

Electric servos... people kept asking for them so we made one. Performance is the same as a good vacuum unit.

Silver if you email for a set of installation instructions you can see what you're in for.

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2015, 11:57:55 am »

I just ordered mine. Are they all coming with the "on" led? I understand some of them didn't in the past.

I think your question applies to the Rostra unit,  not the McCruise.
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2015, 08:03:54 am »


I think your question applies to the Rostra unit,  not the McCruise.
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2015, 08:04:40 am »

Are they waterproof?

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2015, 08:22:11 am »
I just got this e-mail from Tony at McCruise. Apparently they're good for almost anything except scuba diving.

Hi Ron,
 
We build our switches to be water–resistant.  Trying to seal moisture out entirely simply does not work we find – so we put drain holes in the bottom and Plasticote the PCB with ‘waterproof’ switches.  They have been in service since 2001 and survived hurricanes.  On occasion they stop working – dry out over a couple of days and start working again, but conditions have to be extreme for that to happen.  I rode from Durant OK to Pueblo CO via Wichita City in Hurricane IKE in 2008 and my cruise never faltered.  Ran at 79mph and my only issue was aquaplaning!
 
The computer is potted in urethane to stop water ingress and vibration and has a ‘sealed’ connector.
 
The units are bloody tough and mostly just work!

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 10:45:49 pm »
So if you ordered one - did you go with the upper or lower switch location?
You should of had a choice when placing the order.  I went with the lower one so the sun and (maybe) rain might not get to
the switches as easily.  Time will tell.


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Re: McCruise
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2015, 12:26:17 am »
Mine is on the way, I ordered the the above switch which they recommended if you use a tankbag which I always have on the bike. Can't wait to get started on it.
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Re: McCruise
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2015, 12:59:32 am »
If you have risers, I think you could go with either switch position. 
I don't have a tank bag yet but I don't think I would have any problems with mine in the lower position if I get one.
Lets face it, if you are turning your handlebars to the stop your probably not going very fast.  ;D

I'm sure you will like it as much as I do.  :great: :motonoises:

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Re: McCruise
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2015, 02:28:49 am »
 When you're maneuvering in and out of tight spots and have to turn your handlebars to lock, it's a pain in the behind when you keep hitting your horn on your tankbag, but really how safe is it to hit your cruise control on a tankbag? To me better safe than sorry. Really the only way you should hit it in in forward motion would be full lock while making a tight slow turn, I  don't think there are very many people that can go full lock going fast. My nads aren't that big!  :truce:
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