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post #1 of 7 Old 10-20-2014, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone install an Audiovox Cruise control onto a KLR?

One of the bike suppliers was having then manufactured after they were discontinued and installed some on ST1100 Honda and some others. They should function well enough with a KLR if one installs a vacuum reservior.

I've thought of it several times so may look for one...

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Sorry, this needed to be in a new thread.

Is there sufficient room for the cruise control? I've never seen one.

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Sorry, can it be moved or should it be reposted?

I think the unit could be placed in the fairing.


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Sorry, this needed to be in a new thread.

Is there sufficient room for the cruise control? I've never seen one.

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It's already moved.

Didn't those things have a vacuum actuator? That's what I'm wondering about finding room for.

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Here's a link to an Amazon ad: http://www.amazon.com/Audiovox-CCS10...m/B00029WQTW/2

Here's where I bought the last one:
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=422

The control unit is quite compact and has a long enough operating cable (to pull the throttle) so that it can be mounted quite remotely. Some bike's have them installed in the tail piece for example.

These units use engine RPM as the reference and vacuum to operate the throttle. I fabricated vacuum reservoirs for several bikes from an old air conditioning R12 can with barb soldered.

Once one has automatic cruise control on a bike, one is unlikely to be happy without. FWIW, one of the most fun aspects of riding was to set the cruise at a speed which wouldn't draw a ticket, then leave it and make all the corners on one's trip without cancelling the cruise. Pucker time when running a highway maximum into a fraction of that corner. :-)

Adds to the fun factor without breaking any rules.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-21-2014, 05:01 PM
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Guys,
Go to Ranger Ron's, Gas Gauge thread and PM him about his Rostra Global Cruise. Fully Electronic.

Or see it below.
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthr...=122634&page=4
Post #'s, 68 and beyond.
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Well, now, that's just cool.

Ranger Ron?

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