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post #1 of 18 Old 02-23-2016, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic Cruise Control

Does anyone know of a company that makes an electroinc cruise control for the V? Like the kind you have on the cage. I think it would be great to have. Haven't had much luck with the throttle locks on previous bikes. Just thinking out loud.
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-23-2016, 06:03 PM
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Yes, sort of....

Search Rostra electronic cruise control. There is a lot of information here, on VSRI, and other sites.

You can find them on Ebay.
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The Rostra and CCS100 are car units that can be fairly easily adapted. Use the Google custom search box above for more information. McCruise is an Australian company that makes units designed for specific motorcycles, Vee and Wee in this case, so is easier to install but much more expensive. Home Page | Motorcycle Cruise Controls

Interestingly enough following Rick's post, McCruise was banned from a Yamaha forum for saying bad things about their competition's products and is using their site to ask if it is legal for a forum to ban a paying vendor.

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I've had the McCruise fitted to my DL650 A & yes it was expensive .

The mechanic had no trouble fitting it up . A detailed manual with photos is provided detailing the whole process thru .

I know they make one for the DL1000

Anyways I did a biggish trip over the weekend 1000kms plus and it transformed the bike .

So much easier to travel through towns at their lower speed limit ( no tickets ) and the bike altered speed for hills effortlessly out on the open road .

Made for a very relaxed ride by journeys end
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I had a CCS100 on my '07 and a Rostra on my '12. They were my #1 convenience option on each bike.
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I suppose $1050 AUD is OK for some to afford (McCruise), but that is a big chunk of change, then again, if you feel you need it and can afford it, why not. It looks like a well engineered product.

I have one of those $10 throttle lockers so I can turn it on and let go with my right hand to stretch my shoulders or flex my fingers for a few seconds. It doesn't maintain speed very well, always either accelerating or decelerating, but for the price it is all I need.
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I suppose $1050 AUD is OK for some to afford (McCruise), but that is a big chunk of change, then again, if you feel you need it and can afford it, why not. It looks like a well engineered product.

I have one of those $10 throttle lockers so I can turn it on and let go with my right hand to stretch my shoulders or flex my fingers for a few seconds. It doesn't maintain speed very well, always either accelerating or decelerating, but for the price it is all I need.
Yep, same here however a cruise control is on list of farkles to get. The complicated installation and others having trouble getting them adjusted has kept me from pulling the trigger.

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Fitting a McCruise to my V2 is on my to do list.

I have had a chat with the manufactures, I don't like the amount of space they take up under the seat.

They chose the mounting points to make it cheaper and easier to install, I will be having a look for a less intrusive position.

I installed a Command brand to a car many years ago and I found it very easy to install and set up, the McCruise guys recon theirs is even easier to install and fool proof.
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The Mccruise looks to be a good product, It's a lot of cash but looks worth it..

I may go this route in the near future
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-26-2016, 01:01 AM
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MCCRUSE only $766 USD at todays rates
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