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I am interested in putting a cruise control on my 2014 1000,due to a wrist and elbow injury to my right arm. I am having a lot of pain after a short period of time. I don't know if anyone has done this or knows a company that makes a cruise control unit that would fit. Would like to have something similar to what is used in cagers (if anything like this exist). I have searched but have come up empty handed-may be due to pilot error. Anyone put one on theirs or know of anything like this?
 

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Pilot error.
do a google search for:

stromtrooper rostra cruise control

You will find a lot of relevant info there, all be it for the older models, but should still apply.
 

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My Yamaha came with one. It is the best option on the bike. I had a throttle lock on the Vee and that works pretty good...especially on flat ground. But, I will admit, I am a convert and use it more than I ever thought. I too have a gimpy wrist.
 

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Thanks for the response guys and yes it was pilot error. I found some info on them after I posted this. However I will look at what you have sent. Rolex, I am most interested in this one. Yes it is expensive,but if it works-great. So you have it for the 2014 and it works great? Did you install yourself or have someone to do it? Likes-dislikes? I will check the others out as well.Thanks and if anyone has any more input on one I am all ears!
 

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I fitted it myself to my 2014, the instructions are good and their back up is great.

In my younger days I did motor mechanics and auto electrician as my trades so for me it was quite easy to install, the set up took one email and one phone call to get it working the way I wanted.

There are multiple adjustments like how quickly it gets back to the set speed after using the brakes so some tunning to your style makes for a better ride.

It took me about 3 hours to install because of reading, then rereading and reading again but I think I could cut that time in half now I have done it one time.

If you decide to install your own send me a PM and I will give you some tips and the set up I finished with.

I love the unit much more than I thought I would, here in NSW we get a 10% fudge on the speed limit so I need to be traveling more than 10% over the limit before we get a ticket, I use my GPS and the full 10% whenever possible so this unit is a ticket saver and makes my rides more relaxing, set the speed then forget the speed and concentrate on enjoying myself.

From the factory you can increase or decrease the speed by 2kph with the push of a button just like a car but you can change that to 1kph if you wish.

Like all C/Cs it is tied into the brake light system but with this system you must use the brakes at least one time after turning off/on the ignition before it can be set, EG; if I was to pull up for fuel and ride back out onto the highway without using the brakes the unit will not set and the control LED will flash red/green, it needs to know all the systems are working before it can be set, a quick dab of the brake pedal or leaver will have things going again.

My only dislike is the throttle grip moves when the unit is making it's adjustments.

I can't see me ever not fitting one to my tourer bike after using this one.
 

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I can vouch for the McCruise Cruise Control as have one on my 650 .

Yeah a little pricey but worth the dollars .

I haven't had any problems with mine had it for a year and now wouldn't want to ride a bike long distances without it .

The Aussie company specializes in model specific cruise control for motorcycles .

They seem a good bunch and are open to correspondance
 

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Rolex and reasonable, when you don't have the cruise control engaged ,can you tell any difference in the throttle or performance? The reason I was asking-in the instructions it said you have to get the throttle cable play right in order to make it function correctly. I have been in contact with McCruise and they are good people-have already answered several questions for me. I have also determined this might be over my head as far as installation. I am now trying to locate a mechanic that I trust and will install this product. Thanks guys!
 

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If I never told you there was a CC fitted you would never know, performs just the same as standard.

It has what could be called a "gearbox" where all the throttle cables meet and getting the pink/white wires out of the plug are the only slightly tricky parts to the install, follow their instructions closely and it all works out.

The test procedure you go through will tell you if the cable slack is good and if you know how cables work that is easy, making the outer part of the cable longer makes the inner cable shorter therefore reducing the slack or vice versa, just set up your throttle play as you would any throttle and then adjust the servo as required later, a tip for adjusting the servo is to unplug the wires and spin the whole unit, much easier than using spanners and the CC people said it was fine to do it that way there would be no problems with the inner cables.

Everything else is just plug and play although I did install the servo motor and the brain with cable ties not the Velcro supplied.

Even if you pay to have the unit installed pass on my tips to them.
 

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If only Suzuki would go to throttle by wire, boy would cruise control be a snap.
 

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NO difference to throttle response with the cruise control fitted as Rolex mentions
 

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If only Suzuki would go to throttle by wire, boy would cruise control be a snap.
Yep I think Suzuki is missing out.

I have met quite a few guys on the road that said they would have purchased a Strom if CC was a factory option.
 

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Update on McCruise:
Many thanks to Rolex. After several setbacks due to life and work,just giving a quick update on the McCruise Control: IT IS AWESOME!!! Yes it was expensive and was over my head as far as installation but I found a trusted mechanic and it is worth every penny to me. It has been on a couple of months and works just like the car units. If you can and want a great cruise control-this is the unit for you!
 

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I installed the McCruise on my 2014 V2 a month back and it went it with only one issue. I live in California and the CA bikes have a Vapor Canister under the seat where the instructions say to put the throttle control solenoid. But even with the time difference, the guys in Australia were really responsive and I was able to rotate the canister on it's mounting screws and fit the solenoid in without much fuss - no extra room, but no fuss.

Since I put it in it has worked great. I haven't done any long trips yet, but it's great to see the reaction of other bike riders when I return their wave with my right hand.

I haven't noticed any difference in the throttle grip movement or control. I have the G2 Throttle Tamer installed and the feel hasn't changed at all. I also have the SpeedoHealer installed and McCruise recommends that it be cut in after their tap on the speedometer wire, but again, it was no problem and in fact made splicing the Speedo Healer easier because they gave me a good loop of the speedometer wire to cut into. But there is no effect or negative interaction between the two.

I'll join in with everyone else to mention it's expensive, but the instruction manuals, custom connectors, waterproof control switches and service support you get really make it worth while. Not to mention that it works great too.
 

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It's more than a recommendation to connect the CC wire to the pink/white bike wire so it gets the stock signal before a SpeedoHealer or SpeedoDRD changes the signal from the ECM. It won't work otherwise.
 

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I fitted it myself to my 2014, the instructions are good and their back up is great.

In my younger days I did motor mechanics and auto electrician as my trades so for me it was quite easy to install, the set up took one email and one phone call to get it working the way I wanted.

There are multiple adjustments like how quickly it gets back to the set speed after using the brakes so some tunning to your style makes for a better ride.

It took me about 3 hours to install because of reading, then rereading and reading again but I think I could cut that time in half now I have done it one time.

If you decide to install your own send me a PM and I will give you some tips and the set up I finished with.

I love the unit much more than I thought I would, here in NSW we get a 10% fudge on the speed limit so I need to be traveling more than 10% over the limit before we get a ticket, I use my GPS and the full 10% whenever possible so this unit is a ticket saver and makes my rides more relaxing, set the speed then forget the speed and concentrate on enjoying myself.

From the factory you can increase or decrease the speed by 2kph with the push of a button just like a car but you can change that to 1kph if you wish.

Like all C/Cs it is tied into the brake light system but with this system you must use the brakes at least one time after turning off/on the ignition before it can be set, EG; if I was to pull up for fuel and ride back out onto the highway without using the brakes the unit will not set and the control LED will flash red/green, it needs to know all the systems are working before it can be set, a quick dab of the brake pedal or leaver will have things going again.

My only dislike is the throttle grip moves when the unit is making it's adjustments.

I can't see me ever not fitting one to my tourer bike after using this one.
Rolex,

Where did you end up putting the servo unit?
And is that unit splash water proof (so it could be put on the outside of the rear sub-frame) or does it have to reside under the seat?

Thanks!
 

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It's a half a year later, did you ever install a cruise? If not, type "Rostra" into the search. This should keep you busy for several days.
And it works great.
 

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Rolex,

Where did you end up putting the servo unit?
And is that unit splash water proof (so it could be put on the outside of the rear sub-frame) or does it have to reside under the seat?

Thanks!
I put the servo in the tail section as per the instructions and have not bothered to move it.

(I did fix it in place with cable ties not the supplied Velcro)

To look at it I would say it is waterproof but where the cable goes in could be a point of entry for water. ?

The guys at MC are real helpful so make contact with any questions, (one brother rides a 650 strom so he must be OK)
 
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