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Offline dusty1300

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Question about Audiovox Cruise check valve
« on: August 25, 2011, 07:44:01 pm »
I once installed this Audiovox cruise on my ST1300. It went pretty well, but I never used a vacuum canister. Never needed it. I did however have to install a check valve in the vacuum line. I got one at NAPA.  I installed the check valve as close to the throttle body as I could.

Has this changed? Is it not applicable to this bike? Just wondering? This will be a Winter/Spring project for me.

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Re: Question about Audiovox Cruise check valve
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 08:13:59 am »
I used the McCruise on the C14. It did use a small vacuum canister strapped near the front right directional light behind the mid fairing. This was an 08 model. The 2010-11 fairing may be slightly different shape. So whether it would still fit there is a question. Although Marc could answer that. I don't remember if his went in that spot of not on his 2010.

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Re: Question about Audiovox Cruise check valve
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 10:50:05 am »
The 2010 has foam baffle that sits near Vertical under the right side fairings, and the canister for the Mccruise straps to the front side of it with tie wraps, the servo then goes in front of it bolted to the fairing stay IIRC

As far as the Audiovox,  yes you will need a canister as the manifold does not generate enough vacuum to run the servo without it.  If you get the kit from Murph  he has a canister that he can sell along with the kit (He also has installation's documented on 2008's but not 2010s

Link to buy the cruise from Murph http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=422     

Installation of said CC on 2008  http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/fhc14cc-install.htm

Another install link for a 2008 http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/c14cc-install.htm


HOWEVER, I will state outright I am NOT a fan of the Audiovox, (or Rostra etc...) I know a lot of people who use these units with no problem, but please keep in mind it was never designed to be used as a Motorcycle Cruise Control,  It was designed for a car and people have adapted it to work with a Motorcycle.

My issue with it, is that it has a Beaded Chain that connects to the throttle, my fear is that said chain could get stuck or caught on something and basically stick the throttle in an open position.   If the unit is installed correctly, the chances of this are not high, but it has happened a few times...and given how quickly modern motorcycles (Especially the C-14) can accelerate if the throttle gets stuck, it's just too risky for me.

Now the McCruise unit is another story,  it was designed from the ground up to be a Motorcycle Cruise Control.  Instead of using a beaded chain on the throttle, it actually reroutes the opening cable to the throttle into a box they provide that has 2 spools inside it,  this box acts as an interface between the Cruise Servo, the throttle twistgrip and the actual Throttle itself,  with this setup it is virtually impossible  for the cable to stick and have a runaway throttle situation.  In addition, it is literally a plug and play install (the instructions are VERY detailed and they provide connectors that interface with the bike's stock connectors)  there is NO cutting or real guesswork since they show you where each wire goes.    It is NOT cheap by any means,  (it's the most expensive farkle I have on my bike) but I consider my safety more important then money... and you get what you pay for.

Hope this helps :)
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