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post #1 of 13 Old 04-14-2015, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Mounted Rostra Cruise Control in RH Fairing

Just completed the installation of a Rostra Cruise Control in the right hand fairing. Thanks to all of the people on this site who posted very helpful information. I saw LH fairing installations and thought the RH side seemed more open.

It is tight but the finished installation has about 3mm of clearance between the CC and all of the bike parts. The CC throttle cable loops forward and lays on top of the headlight area in the fairing then circles back between the forks on top of the radiator. I copied another members connection to the throttle bodies. The fuel tank hit the CC on the first trial install and I had to move the CC forward to provide clearance. The unit works very well and I know this will make long trips more enjoyable.
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-15-2015, 01:48 AM
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That is an outstanding looking install!

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Nice job!

Worth all the work. Won't have a road bike without it again.

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Thank you very much for this. I am starting my install tomorrow morning and this is exactly what I needed to see. I really did not want to give up the under seat storage space.

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I didn't think it would fit there. It's good to know it can be done.

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Thank you very much for this. I am starting my install tomorrow morning and this is exactly what I needed to see. I really did not want to give up the under seat storage space.
I was concerned with the U-bolt clamp holding this tight with all the vibration so I added a 1/4" plate on the nut side to allow me to really tighten this. And be sure to trial fit your tank on before you get too far. The front-to-rear location and tilt of the CC is critical. Expect to play with the U-bolt connection to get this to fit. The nice thing is you can easily access the U-bolt nuts after you install the main fairing. I added zip-ties to keep the throttle cable and wiring in position, did not pull them tight just wanted to loosely corral these components.

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Great installation Ned !

I did basically the same thing but with the control cable facing back. I ran it clockwise around the throttle bodies, ending at the front of the throttle linkage. All works fine.
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Ned - Are you still able to easily take off the front end of the bike with the CC mounted there?

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Well, mine is installed. It just doesn't hold speed very well (not at all actually), I think it is due to cable routing. I am going to have to take the fairing off do some rerouting and check dip switch settings. A little bummed, but everything works, just not well. Clutch and brake deactivate it, no high reving or other issues. I did the install without relays.

With it mounted this way taking the fairing off is a little more tedious as you have to take it off the frame and leave that in place. I have had it off and on a couple times finalizing placement of things.

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Nice job!

Worth all the work. Won't have a road bike without it again.
cruise installation is a great add to a road bike. It's well worth the effort.

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