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post #31 of 54 Old 03-06-2018, 11:23 AM
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Ok, like I said, I'm a Luddite. I just found out about Electronic Ignition....spent an entire weekend looking for the condenser.... Damn, a lot has happened since 1978.
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Ok, like I said, I'm a Luddite. I just found out about Electronic Ignition....spent an entire weekend looking for the condenser.... Damn, a lot has happened since 1978.
Setting the dwell on one of these new machines is a challenge, eh?
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Setting the dwell on one of these new machines is a challenge, eh?
You have no idea. Funny thing is, I actually do own a dwell meter. Not much call for it these days. It's right next to my timing light.
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You have no idea. Funny thing is, I actually do own a dwell meter. Not much call for it these days. It's right next to my timing light.
I was rearranging some stuff in the garage over the weekend and found my timing light. I put it in a safe place...hopefully I'll get to use it again someday.

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The CCS-100 was a little easier to install because the servo and vacuum reservoir were in two pieces and each were smaller than the Rostra. The CCS-100 was better in response to accelerate and decelerate signals in 1mph increments whereas the Rostra seemed to need the button to be held down longer so it either wouldn't respond or would change by 3-5mph. The Rostra was easier to initially set to a speed over 65mph. The CCS-100 liked to bleed speed down to 70mph if set above 70.
I can't speak about size vs ccs100, but the Rostra servo box for snugly in the void behind my seat when turned sideways. So much so that I didn't need anything else to secure it, just stuff a tool roll next to it. As for the sensitivity I don't have the issues you experienced, save for the set time. I got used to holding set for a couple seconds till I felt the servo take up the slack. The one thing I do not like is going downhill when going under say 65mph. The reason is the the bike accelerates to quickly in that situation for the servo to react. So you slow down to the point it decides to speed you up then it shoots past the high end and it starts to slow down again. When going faster the wind resistance prevents the bike from accellerating too fast and the servo can manage it, most of the time. Otherwise for about $200 and a weekends swearing during install it works well.

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It's one of those things that you don't think you need...until you have it. And then you no longer want to ever be without it.
I have "real" cruise control on my GoldWing. Rarely use it. For me, if I leave my hand on the throttle grip, I use the throttle. If I take my hand down, my left hand/arm gets tired faster and then I start switching hands on the grips. Using cruise wears me out faster.
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I have "real" cruise control on my GoldWing. Rarely use it. For me, if I leave my hand on the throttle grip, I use the throttle. If I take my hand down, my left hand/arm gets tired faster and then I start switching hands on the grips. Using cruise wears me out faster.
Thatís an interesting take, and one Iíve never heard before. To each his own, of course. I have cruise on my Harley, and I use it extensively. Generally my hand is still on the right grip, but itís nice to be able to relax my grip, and to occasionally drop my arm and shake it out a bit. Then thereís the set-it-and-forget-it peace of mind of being able to dial it in at just around the posted speed limit.

For me, cruise control is a valuable feature.
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Using cruise wears me out faster.
I don't even know how to respond to that?

Anyway, the McCruise is no doubt a good product. But at the price point, which is a considerable percentage of many of the bikes value they might be fitted to, I would have to have a lot of disposable income to justify one. Meaning I would probably have bought a bike with factory cruise control. But, I do respect the fact they have a very well engineered package.

I fitted the Rostra to my 2012 DL 650. For those that think a throttle lock is "cruise" there isn't much I can do for you. For those that do longer trips or have issues with joints and find their wrists, elbows, or fingers giving discomfort the electronic cruised control package is the answer. I don't ride down the road without hands on the grips, but I notice I put very little pressure on them. Keeps me from varying speeds on trips, something I would do from time to time.

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I don't even know how to respond to that?.
Yet you found a way, for whatever reason. Buy it and use it if you want. For me, it is not something I use often, despite it being available at the push of a button.
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Yet you found a way, for whatever reason. Buy it and use it if you want. For me, it is not something I use often, despite it being available at the push of a button.
Yup it's a big to each their own, but if my bike were to have it......would be used all the time just like in my car. CC is right on track with heated grips or a heated seat, hard to live without once you are accustomed to it. Florida is so flat, can't believe you aren't using that CC on a regular basis.

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