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1Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:57 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?

Thanks,

    

2Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:28 am

duck

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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
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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3Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:05 am

club_c

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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   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:00 am

duck

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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
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

5Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:21 am

Rick G

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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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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1999 K1100 LT with a Big Block 1200
    

6Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:09 am

jbt

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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   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:23 pm

Rick G

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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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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1999 K1100 LT with a Big Block 1200
    

8Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Cruise Control Sellers Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:30 pm

flyinglow

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

    

9Back to top Go down   Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Empty Re: Cruise Control for 1985 K100RT Sun Oct 08, 2023 12:32 pm

Tranberg

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duck wrote: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.

Very, very late to the party, but on the subject of electric vs vacuum actators, did you take using all the available travel of the Rostra, and not have a lot of unused steps into account?

Being digital, it has a limited number of steps, and using them all is key to get the best function.

This is not my own discovery, I got it from the user Redbeard's sublime writeup of how to install the Rostra on a Suzuki Burgman 650.

Redbeard's writeup is so good that the information can be used for any install of cruise control to any vehicle, and I used it to install a EuroCruise with electric actuator to my Burgman 650.

The jerkyness you describe with the Rostra, is exactly what Redbeard wrote would happen, if only using half the available throw.

    

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