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1Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty cruise control on Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:05 pm

Ed

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thinking ahead for the 2015 Tassie trip , 
knowing that my arm won't tolerate the distance holding onto the throttle, I'm looking at options of cruise control. 
in brief , easy to install , low cost ,and ease of operating.
I have been using the cheap throttle grip as below, but they lose their grip in the wet.
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 has anyone had success with other types?
for a few dollars more maybe the Kaoko range? anything else out there?
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I'd like to make the trip as pleasurable as possible , and keep up with the schedule. 
I'm strongly thinking of hauling the Kart as a support vehicle, will this affect my options for control?


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
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2Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:33 pm

RicK G

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Make your trip really pleasureable and get a real cruise control like I have. They are worth their weight in gold. You will never be sorry about fitting one especially when the patrol cars just pass you by.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=422

Duck has a heap of instructions on fitting on the motobrick and classicK sites.


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3Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:16 pm

Ed

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Rick , do these units operate at a constant speed even when navigating up and down hills?
some car installations tend to change when the gradient varies for more than 500 m. you lose speed on the uphills and gain on the downside.
I'm willing to compensate when the slope changes , just good to get feedback.
how did you find it with the trailer on board?


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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4Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:36 pm

RicK G

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It holds mine within 2-3 kph usually on the high side when going up hills because the bike is much more powerful than is usually what it is used on.
You set them to very sensetive and they work very well.
I have set mine up so that it can only pull the throttle about 1/3 open and it wont accelerate real hard when you engage it from a much lower speed than it is set to.
It is just so far ahead of a throttle lock or a throttle rocker that you would never consider using those again.


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."  from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

5Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:30 am

AL-58

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Does your hand throttle have the threaded hole underneath?  many Ks do.  You can fit a throttle friction screw.
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'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

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6Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:11 pm

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the links for the cruise install all lead to a dead site -- any chance of PDF access..?

thanks

KJO

    

7Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:34 pm

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PM me for a link to where my website is now.  I temporarily disabled the old links because some a-hole from another site was copying all of the material and posting it to another forum despite my request not to do so.  It's still up.  I just changed it a little by altering some directory names.

(The reason I don't like it copied is that I often go back and update things or amend errors. This doesn't get carried over if someone has cut-n-pasted it somewhere else.)


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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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8Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:18 am

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9Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:08 am

JGT

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Can someone confirm the thread size on this . It looks like Metric fine?  John 


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10Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:29 pm

sidecar paul

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Hi John,
It's M8 x .75

Paul.


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11Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:03 am

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Thanks Paul. John


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12Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:41 am

Two Wheels Better

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I use these on my bikes, along with a Throttle Rocker.
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$19.95, though a twisted up piece of semi-rigid coated wire wrapped round the throttle grip and resting against the brake lever will do the same thing.
cruise control  Twiste10

The silicon ring opens up all manner of possibilities...
Idea


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

13Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:39 pm

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:I use these on my bikes, along with a Throttle Rocker.
though a twisted up piece of semi-rigid coated wire wrapped round the throttle grip and resting against the brake lever will do the same thing.
cruise control  Twiste10

The silicon ring opens up all manner of possibilities...
Idea
For us in Nova Scotia, in order to get the bike safety inspected, the throttle grip has to return to the iddle position as soon as you let it go.
I don't know what would be the implication of having a device locking the throttle grip in case of an accident.
You know, insurances are good to collect your money, but they will try to find any excuses for not paying for damages if the bike was in a collision and had any modification made after the safety inspection.
Looking at Nino's thread (http://www.k100-forum.com/t7083-simple-cruise-control), I prefer his solution as if you touch the brake lever, the locking mechanism should disengage and the throttle grip should freely return to iddle. This is the same principle as yours, but the mechanism goes from the bottom of the grip.


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14Back to top Go down   cruise control  Empty Re: cruise control on Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:30 pm

RicK G

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The design rules in Australia have the same requirements but many are getting away with throttle locks.
I have been using the same setup as Duck a few posts earlier and it is a really top setup. I would not be without it now and it makes any throttle lock look like a second rate piece of scrap.


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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