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Question Yamaha FJR1300 Cruise Control

Just looking at the Yamaha site. Could not find any reference to Cruise Control. Does anyone know if this is an available option, if it's not standard? Having a hard time figuring out a "touring" bike that doesn't have CC.

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I don't have personal experience with this unit, but friends have said it works well.

http://www.mccruise.com/bike_range.html

Add, it will work on an FJR1300!

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Cruise control is for Interstates, the FJR isn't.

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Just looking at the Yamaha site. Could not find any reference to Cruise Control. Does anyone know if this is an available option, if it's not standard? Having a hard time figuring out a "touring" bike that doesn't have CC.
Dan,

My wife rides an 03 FJR and I know the FJR's thru 05 do not have cruise control either standard or as an option (I don't think 06 has it either). We put a ThrottleMiester on her bike, but that's just a throttle lock, not true cruise.

There are aftermarket kits available, some work better than others. Many people have adapted automotive aftermarket cruise controls to their FJR, but what I dislike about this is you have to hit the brakes to dis-engage the cruise. On a real motorcycle cruise control you should be able to just roll off the throttle to dis-engage.

I can't speak for Yamaha as to why they didn't include cruise, but having an FJR sitting in my garage I can tell you it's more sport bike than touring bike... but it is a blast to ride!

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Just get a Throttlemiester. Get the heavy ones, quality piece of equipment. After a couple of rides you get used to them and wonder why people need electronic cruise. This allows you to rest your hand for a while, thats all thats really needed, IMO.

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I used the 'Vista Cruise' on my FJR, worked a treat, not a proper cruise control, but a throttle friction lock, fitted in 10 minutes, and only cost £20.
http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...e=Vista-Cruise
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Thanks for the info, everyone. It was just a curiosity question. Yamaha refers to it as a sport touring bike. I was just surprised that there is no provision at all for CC.

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Thanks for the info, everyone. It was just a curiosity question. Yamaha refers to it as a sport touring bike. I was just surprised that there is no provision at all for CC.
Hi Dan,

I have swapped off with a friend and his FJR on a couple of rides. I think the FJR is a VERY capable LD bike. He loved how secure and commanding the LT felt and he absolutely fell in love with the cruise control. Why not?

Just because the FJR is a Sport Touring Bike doesn't mean it wouldn't benefit from this added capability as well. He ended up adding a mechanical CC unit, I donít remember which one.

Don't listen to Yamahahahah hype or the Local Neanderthals.

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