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post #1 of 8 Old 09-15-2011, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic Cruise Control Poll

I would like to ask those of you who installed electronic ccs on your ride why you chose the model you did. I installed an Audoiovox cc on my Concours when Audiovox was still in the business and they were still cheap, far cheaper than a Rostra. To put the same unit that is produced now with the vacuum canister is quite a bit more. For not a whole lot more a person could install a Rostra which has tap functions for adjusting speed and less components to install.
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The Rostra was not available when I put the CCS on. A big thing for me is the CCS fits under the side cover and the Rostra doesn't. The CCS uses less electrical power but the Rostra holds speed more reliably at 75mph plus. People seem to still be fiddling with dip switch settings on the Rostra but the CCS settings are well established.

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By the way, Rostra makes both the vacuum actuated CCS-100 cruise control and the Rostra-100 electronic cruise control. The CCS-100 was previously marketed by Audiovox and is currently available through murphskits.com, $170. Gary Murphy also has the Rostra-100, $240. Note that both are automobile cruise control and it takes some inventiveness to put them on a bike.

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By the way, Rostra makes both the vacuum actuated CCS-100 cruise control and the Rostra-100 electronic cruise control. The CCS-100 was previously marketed by Audiovox and is currently available through murphskits.com, $170. Gary Murphy also has the Rostra-100, $240. Note that both are automobile cruise control and it takes some inventiveness to put them on a bike.
Yes, I bought mine from Murphs several years back for about $125 with the vacuum canister. He encouraged me to buy 2 at that time, but hard headed me.....

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The Rostra was not available when I put the CCS on. A big thing for me is the CCS fits under the side cover and the Rostra doesn't. The CCS uses less electrical power but the Rostra holds speed more reliably at 75mph plus. People seem to still be fiddling with dip switch settings on the Rostra but the CCS settings are well established.
That was kind of what I was wondering. Some of the installation posts (I believe you had one of them) aluded to the room under the right side cover. Incidently, that is where I mounted mine on the Concours.

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I would love to have one of these kits, but the install is more than I want deal with. If anyone knows of a reputable installer in the Pac NW, please let me know.

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I, too, put an CCS-100 on a Concours I owned at the time. It was a 2004. There was only one issue, other than finding space for both the servo and canister. I found that the vacuum supply wasn't sufficient to hold speed on some of the long grades here in the west. I ended up adding a miniature vacuum pump that would turn on when the vacuum dropped to below 10".

Because of the vacuum hassle, I put a Rostra on my next bike (2008 KLR650). I knew that bike wouldn't produce enough vacuum to successfully operate a CCS-100.

When I got the DL650 (2011) I transferred the Rostra to it. I made a bracket and mounted it to the fairing bracket on the right side.

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I guess I'm a little obsessed with cruise controls. After having one on the Concours, I vowed to never have another bike without one.

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I put CCS100's on both my wee & FJR, a most wonderous device.
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