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Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« on: December 22, 2015, 02:32:18 pm »
How have most of you installed the controller for your Rostra? (On the bars I mean) Is there  a bracket available for mounting on the left bar?



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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 02:27:39 am »
I'm not able to answer your question, but I had previously installed the CS100 cruise (similar to Rosta) on my old  Honda ST1100, and was able to use the cruise controller for a same year Goldwing.  It made the whole project turn out really nice.  Has anyone done anything like that with any Kawi parts?   I never liked the controller that comes with the Rosta Cruise, but want to add cruise to my bike.

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 03:13:44 am »
How have most of you installed the controller for your Rostra? (On the bars I mean) Is there  a bracket available for mounting on the left bar?

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Danny, take a look at this thread for some ideas: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=53492.msg387247#msg387247
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 12:25:41 pm »
Murph sells a nice one. That's what I always do, when I buy my kits from him.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 03:15:24 pm »
I purchased the right hand SS mount from Murph, but beginning to think that mounting the CC controller on the left handlebar, makes WAY more sense ergonomically.

Hoping to tackle the Rostra install process in the coming weeks of winter....although, it looks to be shaping-up
to be a very mild winter, so time may be tighter than expected!

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 03:17:14 pm »
Murph sells a nice one. That's what I always do, when I buy my kits from him.

Thanks,
I looked at Murph's mount but it looks like it won't work with a 2010 and up with heated grips. The screw it attaches to is covered by the heated grip wire guard on the right side.

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 03:20:20 pm »
I purchased the right hand SS mount from Murph, but beginning to think that mounting the CC controller on the left handlebar, makes WAY more sense ergonomically.

Hoping to tackle the Rostra install process in the coming weeks of winter....although, it looks to be shaping-up
to be a very mild winter, so time may be tighter than expected!

gr

Hey GR what year bike do you have? It looks to me like the Murph's mount won't work with bikes with heated grips because of the way it attaches. But maybe I'm mistaken.

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2015, 02:59:18 pm »
Murph sells a nice one. That's what I always do, when I buy my kits from him.

Thanks,
I looked at Murph's mount but it looks like it won't work with a 2010 and up with heated grips. The screw it attaches to is covered by the heated grip wire guard on the right side.

That's why I mounted mine on the left hand side on my 2011.
Plus, it makes it far better to set the cruise with the left hand while holding the throttle steady with the right.

If you install it on the left it works fine with heated grips. Does not work on the right side, due to the metal cover that goes over the moving wire for the grip heater.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2015, 04:15:42 pm »
I used Murphs mount on the left side, Attached it to the top bolt holding the clutch lever/Master cylinder to the bar  :beerchug:
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2015, 05:15:53 pm »
I used Murphs mount on the left side, Attached it to the top bolt holding the clutch lever/Master cylinder to the bar  :beerchug:

+1. Me too.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2016, 04:21:34 am »
I put the mount on the right side on my '10 C14. Don't relate to the problem mentioned above, as I had no trouble mounting it there. I like it on the right as I can engage, disengage, speed up and slow down with my throttle hand without letting go of the throttle.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2016, 03:00:57 pm »
I used Murphs mount on the left side, Attached it to the top bolt holding the clutch lever/Master cylinder to the bar  :beerchug:

Hey Zart -

Can you post-up a pic of your rendition of Murph's mount??

And Yes....mine is a 2012, so I must have missed that little tidbit of info when I purchased!

Damn, I need to get ON this install....but I'm S C A R E D!!!  :-\

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2016, 09:21:13 pm »
I used Murphs mount on the left side, Attached it to the top bolt holding the clutch lever/Master cylinder to the bar  :beerchug:

Hey Zart -

Can you post-up a pic of your rendition of Murph's mount??

And Yes....mine is a 2012, so I must have missed that little tidbit of info when I purchased!

Damn, I need to get ON this install....but I'm S C A R E D!!!  :-\

gr
I Will when I get home from vacation in a couple days  :beerchug:
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2016, 12:56:52 am »
I used Murphs mount on the left side, Attached it to the top bolt holding the clutch lever/Master cylinder to the bar  :beerchug:

Hey Zart -

Can you post-up a pic of your rendition of Murph's mount??

And Yes....mine is a 2012, so I must have missed that little tidbit of info when I purchased!

Damn, I need to get ON this install....but I'm S C A R E D!!!  :-\

gr
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Still on vacation  Zart??   ;D
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2016, 01:03:15 am »
I used Murphs mount on the left side, Attached it to the top bolt holding the clutch lever/Master cylinder to the bar  :beerchug:

Hey Zart -

Can you post-up a pic of your rendition of Murph's mount??

And Yes....mine is a 2012, so I must have missed that little tidbit of info when I purchased!

Damn, I need to get ON this install....but I'm S C A R E D!!!  :-\

gr
I Will when I get home from vacation in a couple days  :beerchug:

Still on vacation  Zart??   ;D
  :rotflmao: I'm so sorry, Got caught up with some medical problems while on vacation & forgot all about it. Will post a picture tonight !!!!!!!!
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2016, 01:10:51 am »
Hey, ghostrider990,

Really, the only "scarey" part for me was when it came time to drill the hole in the throttle bracket.
A fuel injector is right behind that area, so you have to be sure and put a piece of metal plate or something in behind the throttle... so you don't slip and accidentally install a new hole in your injector...

Other than that, it's pretty straight forward. Sort the mechanical, then the electrical.
Lots of documentation and pictures. Probably the biggest challenge of all is removing / reinstalling the Tupperware, without breaking something fragile or losing a fastener...

If you get stuck, and need advice, let me know. i've installed several Rostra's and a Audiovox 100.
Maybe I can help. Unless you have -0- mechanical skills, You can do it!
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2016, 01:58:45 am »
I used a hex bolt with a beveled head "think drywall screw type head" so it would recess into murphs bracket mounting hole. I then used a nylon bushing on the backside of the bracket to space it out from the handlebar control clamp a little, The hex bolt goes threw murphs bracket & then threw the spacer & then threads into the factory control clamp. Then you just mount the cruise switch to murphs bracket once its in place. I can reach over with my left thumb to set the cruise without taking my hand all the way off the grip. I may be bias but I think my idea is the best for safety, ease of use & looks  :beerchug: 
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2016, 11:25:16 pm »
Looks Good Zart -  THANKS!

--agreed tho....left handlebar makes WAY more sense!--
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 02:43:05 pm »
I just made a bracket for a friend yesterday. We did cut off the nubs on the controller and drill it for bolts and screws instead. The installer for the system just had an ugly mount for this system and mounted it to the brake reservoir so it kept moving when you hit buttons. This works much better. We used a sheet of 16ga. aluminum, jigsaw, grinder, and drill mainly to make the mounting plate.

Only thing left is to prime it and paint flat black

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 05:06:40 pm »
I just made a bracket for a friend yesterday. We did cut off the nubs on the controller and drill it for bolts and screws instead. The installer for the system just had an ugly mount for this system and mounted it to the brake reservoir so it kept moving when you hit buttons. This works much better. We used a sheet of 16ga. aluminum, jigsaw, grinder, and drill mainly to make the mounting plate.

Only thing left is to prime it and paint flat black
That looks very nice, Ryan. Did you seal the unit from the inside with silicone to weather-proof it? I noticed you don't have any type of cover over it.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2016, 02:50:39 pm »
it'll be sealed with silicone after paint and all is done.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2016, 03:26:42 pm »
If I may make a suggestion on sealing the switches?
Remove the front cover. Then remove the rubber keypad from the cover. Apply silicone sealant to inside of the cover and replace the rubber keypad.  This will seal the face of the switch housing.  Once the cover is reinstalled onto switch body, use silicone sealant to close the gaps on the back side.
This is how I have done mine, and it seems to be quite effective. I have ridden in torrential downpours for extended periods, with this setup.
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2016, 04:56:36 pm »
SC,
Murph has a waterproof new switch cover for the Rostra now!!  Use it. Easy peasy!   :motonoises: :motonoises:

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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2016, 08:53:30 pm »
SC,
Murph has a waterproof new switch cover for the Rostra now!!  Use it. Easy peasy!   :motonoises: :motonoises:

Matt

Matt...

Is this something different then that ugly cover they had been selling? In any event, I couldn't find anything on Murph's site about any cover. Do you have a link? Thanks...
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Re: Question for those who installed Rostra Cruise
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2016, 11:15:19 pm »
Al,
It is a clear molded "vinyl type" material. very easy to install. Works very well and its see thru. I got to be one of the beta testers when he had them made last year.
Maybe they are still in production?
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