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want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

good am, i just bought the boxer 27k miles and the only only option is ABS.
i own a '09 triGlide,87 sporster,79FXEF, & the boxer.
is there options to get some cruse control for this bike. it has 1 throttle cable
going to the grip. looked at dozens of general items on e bay. thanks lb
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post #2 of 13 Old Mar 24th, 2014, 3:43 am
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Re: want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

I'm not aware of an oem control but in the mean time try using a Throttle Rocker. It will take pressure off maintaaining a set speed.

Your bike is setup similar to the C I used to own. Miss that bike!


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Re: want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

There has been some conversions on the Chromeheads site. Lots of info for other aspects of your new C
http://www.chromeheads.org/discus/me.../6/411646.html

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Re: want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

You may want to check out McCruise . com. Have installed several. All work well. Even have one on our 08 CanAm Spyder (which works as well as the OEM unit on my K12LT. Yeah, they are in Australia, but the support they give is tops.

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Re: want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

You can spend 50 cents at True Value and get an o-ring that you insert between your handgrip and the bar-end weight and it will serve quite nicely as a cruise control.

Unlike what I think are dangerous products (throttlemeister, etc.) you can just roll off without having to disengage anything.

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You can spend 50 cents at True Value and get an o-ring that you insert between your handgrip and the bar-end weight and it will serve quite nicely as a cruise control.

Unlike what I think are dangerous products (throttlemeister, etc.) you can just roll off without having to disengage anything.
I have a Throttlemeister. Nothing to dis-engage. You can just roll it off even if you have it set tight.

McCruise is true electric cruise control.
Throttlemeister, Vista Cruise and o-rings just sort of hold the throttle/grip in a desired position. Good for some short time hand relief but not the best for keeping a set speed for an extended length of time.

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Re: want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

Here is a link to install a real cruise control on your r1200. It works great and not to bad to install.

http://www.ibmwr.org/ktech/k11cruise...eInstall.shtml


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good am, i just bought the boxer 27k miles and the only only option is ABS.
i own a '09 triGlide,87 sporster,79FXEF, & the boxer.
is there options to get some cruse control for this bike. it has 1 throttle cable
going to the grip. looked at dozens of general items on e bay. thanks lb
If you go to the Chromeheadsforum I bought a throttle lock there- it was under $25.00 easy install
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You can spend 50 cents at True Value and get an o-ring that you insert between your handgrip and the bar-end weight and it will serve quite nicely as a cruise control.

Unlike what I think are dangerous products (throttlemeister, etc.) you can just roll off without having to disengage anything.
You don't seem to ever have used a Throttlemeister. I've had one on a couple of bikes, and it is NOT a dangerous product, nor is Kaoko for that matter, if you know what you are doing, like everything motorcycling, and use it as recommended. You do NOT have to disengage anything. Just roll off the throttle and it disengages itself easily. OTOH, an o-ring between grip and bar-end, now THAT sounds like a dangerous idea. If the idea is to create enough friction to hold the throttle open, then how do you disengage THAT? Just quickly unscrew the bar-end, remove the ring and apply the brakes?

No, I've no vested interest in Throttlemeister or Kaoko.

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Re: want cruise control on 2000 r 1200 c boxer

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/rt-serie...l-r1150rt.html
Here is the system I used for my R1100rt it works great. You set it and it holds speed uphill or down hill. This is a real cruise control system.
It may seem like alot to hook up but after you read the write up a few time it's not that bad.
The other thing I like about doing this is when I had it apart I got to lube the all the cables that are in the boden box.
Your other options are to spend $1200 and buy the system from Australia.

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You don't seem to ever have used a Throttlemeister.
Guess again.

My glove size is 10-10.5 or XXL and the little finger end of my hand is nowhere near the bar end area of my handgrips in my normal riding position. In order to "easily roll off" with Throttlemeister for me would require first changing hand position on the grip before I could do it.

Once I almost ran up the back of a friend on her bike, I removed and tossed the Throttlemeister my previously owned R1100S was fitted with.

I still think they are dangerous. The o-ring works perfectly.

With throttlemeister it's a 2-step process, i.e. move hand outward, then roll off. With o-ring just roll off. Try it, you'll like it.

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Guess again.

My glove size is 10-10.5 or XXL and the little finger end of my hand is nowhere near the bar end area of my handgrips in my normal riding position. In order to "easily roll off" with Throttlemeister for me would require first changing hand position on the grip before I could do it.

Once I almost ran up the back of a friend on her bike, I removed and tossed the Throttlemeister my previously owned R1100S was fitted with.

I still think they are dangerous. The o-ring works perfectly.

With throttlemeister it's a 2-step process, i.e. move hand outward, then roll off. With o-ring just roll off. Try it, you'll like it.
No offense, but you have missed something, then. Like reading the instructions. Like I said, you do not have to disengage it first when you want to close the throttle. Here is an excerpt form Throttlemeister Web page:

"Easy to Use

Once you've mounted the Throttlemeister bar ends to your bike, they work like this: All of the workings of the Throttlemeister are inside the bar end itself. Once mounted, you turn the whole bar end in the same direction as opening the throttle. A piston moves in and out of the Throttlemeister itself and puts friction against the throttle tube, which in turn counteracts the throttle return spring. When installed properly, the Throttlemeister will not completely lock the throttle. You can always override the Throttlemeister in any situation. If you need to stop quickly you can just grab the throttle and turn it off. "

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No offense, but you have missed something, then. Like reading the instructions.
Good to know--instructions didn't come with used bike.

Nevertheless, I managed to get into a situation where I couldn't get the throttle rolled off.

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