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Old 11-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Real Cruise Control!

A friend and I (mostly the friend) installed the Australian McCruise Control on my 800 today. We finished about two hours ago and we each took it for a test ride. The product is high quality, EXPENSIVE and took us 10 hours to install. It works as advertised so I am thrilled. Very similar to the action of a automobile cruise control. The owner Frank is very responsive by both email and telephone. pk
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Why just why?

Ever heard of a throttle lock?
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Good products. I put one on my K1100RS that I used for Iron Butt Association rides.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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Above is my is my high tech version of a throttle lock. Very expensive-$1.50. Works like a charm every time my arm gets tired or my hand gets numb.

What is the cost of the OP's cruise control and what does it look like? My version works for me and if his works for him, then excellent. Different strokes for different folks.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Above is my is my high tech version of a throttle lock. Very expensive-$1.50. Works like a charm every time my arm gets tired or my hand gets numb.

What is the cost of the OP's cruise control and what does it look like? My version works for me and if his works for him, then excellent. Different strokes for different folks.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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Why just why?

Ever heard of a throttle lock?
I guess the fact that throttle locks are illegal in most places, escapes you.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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I guess the fact that throttle locks are illegal in most places, escapes you.
Even if it was illegal where you live.... I could not / would not spend over $1,000 for the same solution that a $2 part can do.
Just saying.....
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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I guess the fact that throttle locks are illegal in most places, escapes you.
So are 90% of most fakles
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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So are 90% of most fakles
90? dought that..

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Even if it was illegal where you live.... I could not / would not spend over $1,000 for the same solution that a $2 part can do.
Just saying.....
expensive, hell yes... but if you can afford it, why not.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:55 AM   #10
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I have actually used a throttle lock and find them unsatisfactory. With my Kaoko, my speed does NOT remain constant, but varies with the terrain. I use the GS for long trips, including New Orleans, Maine, Connecticut, TOD and hopefully next July to Alaska.
Here are a few arguments/rationalizations for spending the big bucks:

When I am leading a group of friends on a long cross country trip I want to keep a constant speed.

A few months ago I lost concentration and received a performance award for 78 in a 65. Sad face.

I have a mild case of carpel tunnel that for some reason flares up on long highway trips. I am hoping that the cruise control will help with that.

Now I can focus more on spotting f***ing deer!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #11
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HOLY CRAP! Expensive should be in really big letters. I do really miss the cruise control from my K1200LT when I am on my 658GS (My thumb keeps going for the button that is not there). But for that kind of money, I'll live without it. I do have a throttle lock, but don't use it very often as I find the throttle pull is so light on these bikes that I don't really need it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #12
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Done. (see my original post)
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:51 AM   #13
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Done. (see my original post)
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:36 PM   #14
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Can't see how this will help a concentration/attention span problem.
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