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1Back to top Go down    Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:57 pm

flyinglow

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I am looking at purchasing a 1985 K100RT, I use to ride a 1986 many years ago. I'd sure like to add a real cruise control but on the forum posts I don't see any new info and haven't found any manufacturers that still make these kits?

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:28 pm

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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:05 am

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I've done the Audiovox vacuum and Rostra electronic cruise on 2 R bikes. I'll never do the vacuum one again. The electronic Rostra was hands down a better unit. RickG has experience in this stuff.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:00 am

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I've done both on K bikes and the vacuum one is much less jerky. (Yes, I've played with all of the settings.)

I have a Rostra electronic one sitting in my garage that will never be used.

I've installed well over a dozen cruise control units on K75s, K100s, K1100s and a K1.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:21 am

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I have never used an electronic control but use a vacuum one and set it up as per Duck's info and had 6 years of good service.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:09 am

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All the K are designed to receive a mechanical cruise control, a screw with a large head that brakes on the throttle. It was designed for police use, to allow driving with a hand free to make signals in the trafic.
Costs nothing at your BMW dealer, plug&play, effective and reliable.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:23 am

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That is not a cruise control it's a throttle lock (illegal in Australia) and nowhere near as good as a real cruise control.


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8Back to top Go down    Cruise Control Sellers on Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:30 pm

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Thanks for the information and opinions. I will install one of these as my winter project. jim

    

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