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This is a really simple and straigtforward installation, especially on '07 and newer DL650's with the unitized throttle reel and switch housing (<-- Thanks for this info, Greywolf!)

These pictures document the installation on a 2010 DL650 SEA Touring.

1. The farkle: Vista Universal Cruise Control for 7/8" handlebars (Model # MCUVOO).


2. If you have OEM handguards installed, you will need to loosen the bar end weight screw and gently push back the handguard clip.


2a: THREAD HIJACK BONUS:
OEM Handguard Installation Guide (PDF)

3. You will need to source the wrenches; Allen keys are supplied with the kit.


4. Installation instructions:


4a. Full installation instructions (PDF):
Vista Universal Cruise Control for 7/8" handlebars (Model # MCUVOO)

5. You will need a parts tray. I use a hubcap from an early '70s Chevrolet that I found in the ditch while walking along the side of the highway near my house.


6. Works as advertised.


7. Place handle bar clamp around handle bar, snug against switch housing. For '07 and later DL650 installs, you do not need to move brake lever assembly and/or switch assembly to make room for clamp. It just fits right in there!


8. Slide the collar/slip ring assembly over the end of throttle grip against switch housing. Insert correct size rubber filler between slip ring and grip with “JOINT” of filler on bottom side, midway between two set screws.


9. Attach arm to clamp using 7/16 bolt with lock washer. Hand tighten bolts for now. Place thumb lever slot over eye bold, as shown. Depress spring to line up holes, and insert proper length self tapping screw (the short one will work on newer Wees).


10. Tighten 7/16″ bolt between clamp and arm. Rotate Universal Vista to the desired position and tighten handle bar clamp bolts, making sure arm clears switch housing, starter button and kill switch.


11. CRUISE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT - Twist throttle to half position and thumb lever down to “SET” position. Throttle should hold snugly in this position. Flipping thumb lever to “OFF” position releases cruise control hold, throttle should return to “OFF” position. Tightening nut (A) will increase cruise control hold; loosening nut (A) will decrease cruise control hold.
Always make adjustments ¼ turn at a time in the “SET” position. Always check to assure that throttle can be rotated both ways in “SET” position after adjustment.


12. OFF


13.ON


Total installation time: 25 - 30 mins., with no modifications to the motorcycle required.
 

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Thanks, good write up.

Why do these outfits call a throttle lock a cruise control???
 

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well how does

Well, how does it work? EZ on and off? Do you feel comfortable & safe with it? Ever stick or anything like that?
Thanks, DeOldfart
 

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Thanks, good write up.
Why do these outfits call a throttle lock a cruise control???
+1 agreed, it is a throttle lock. (Don't shoot me... I'm just the impartial field reporter...) ;)

Well, how does it work? EZ on and off? Do you feel comfortable & safe with it? Ever stick or anything like that?
Thanks, DeOldfart
Very easy on and off. When the lever is ON, you can still make minor adjustments to the throttle with the lock engaged... the lock maintains your new throttle adjustment. I like the position of the lock lever with this install; it aligns naturally with your thumb on the handlebar, and is in the proper position for a quick release if necessary.

I had one of these on my '82 Honda V45 Magna "P.M.L." (Pre Monica Lewinsky). Feels the same as that one did many moons ago... and I felt very comfortable and safe using that one over many hours of riding.
 

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The grip is untouched in such an installation. It's totally stock. It's this kind that needs extra space.

 

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Oxford heated grips...

I'm looking at the Vista Cruise I just got and can't see how the hell I can get it over the
Oxford heated grips large flange where the wires connect to hand grip.

Has anyone doe an installation like this??

I didn't install the oxfords, so not sure how they would come off on throttle side...have switched bars, but that was no issue. There doesn't appear to be space with the oxford throttle side grip for a VC to mount??
 

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The grip is untouched in such an installation. It's totally stock. It's this kind that needs extra space.

When you hokked this up, how did you compensate for the beveled edge on the throttle tube, Did you just grind it flat to get it close enough to the housing so it would work?

I'd also be interested to find out if you drilled the second hole in the bottom of the throttle housing to fit the screw in. I've basically done the same thing you did, but didn't check the posts until after I started grinding.... oops!
 

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The distance between the flat side of the beveled piece and the switch housing was perfect for the NEP CC4 I installed. The The screw into the housing uses the stock threaded hole. A longer screw and a piece of tubing under the screw head allow fixing the arm in the correct position.

 

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I don't see why it would'nt... I plan to get one myself...

Thanks for the How to.... !
 

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1 3/8" diameter grips too large?

I have heated grips. Believe they are stock OEM on my DL650 K8. The grips are 1 3/8" diameter (thick). Wondering what brand throttle lock would work. The 'Crampbuster' helps, but still would like a throttle lock.
See attached pic.
Thanks for help!
 

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Worked

Thanks for the write-up. Helped a-lot. Nice unit but it was odd in that there were two allen wrenches supplied with the kit, but the largest wrench didn't fit anything in the kit. It was too small. I still used it to tighten a couple of the nuts but I had to hold it at an angle in the hole to get it to work. Pretty micky mouse. But like I said--the unit works great:mrgreen:
 

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Thanks for the great write up and pictorial StromBlogger. I just received mine

in the mail yesterday for my 07 Vee and your instructions look like it's going

to be an easy install.

John
 

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The Vee throttle is the same. It's the Wee that changed from 2006 to 2007.
 

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Installation did not go as planned

To any and all that have been installing this I am curious.

1. The throttle collar I received seems to be WAY to large. I used the smaller filler but the diameter of the piece is still almost 1.25". I did check and got the right 7/8" bar diameter kit that was recommended for Suzuki.

2. I just want to make sure that this piece as I am securing it goes against (with enough gap to prevent rubbing) this part of the throttle?

3. I have now joined the members who have lost their expansion nut into the handle bar. I tired the hanger...to no avail. I have tried the squished magnetic pick up to no avail. I took off the bars and tried to shake it...to no avail. I will try compressed air tonight.

I am not sure if a moderator reads this but perhaps a warning in the instructions to read the removal of the bar weight? It is my own fault but would love to prevent the problem in the future for other riders.

If the pictures don't work they are in my album on this site?
 

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I don't know how the weight removal requiring loosening the screw rather than removing it can be made clearer than it already is. People just assume screw removal is the way to go and do it without checking first. The Universal Vista Cruise is clamped over the grip, not the throttle tube beneath the grip. The bar end weight does not need to be removed to install the unit. The 7/8" measurement is about the bar clamp on the left, not the throttle grip clamp on the right.

 

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PS Thank you for the quick reply! I will make that correction tonight.

Thank you for your advice and patience!

I would offer that "loosen no more then 1/2 turn to prevent retaining nut from releasing" or "loosen 1/2 turn but do not remove". I agree there is a lot of help out there regarding people just removing it as I did. However, I had no idea I should search for a proper way to "loosen" the bar end until I had already done it wrong.
 
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