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02silverwingguy
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PostSubject: Cruise Control - Electronic   Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:03 pm

Below find excerpt from McCruise website offering 5% discount in price on McCruise electronic cruise control.  Also, the exchange rate between AUS$ and USD$ is a bit more favorable now that it has been in the past couple of years which brings the price down.

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Tony Guymer
Members of motorcycle clubs or forums – ulysses; red riders club; farriders; hondaf6b, F6Baggers; F6Cforum; V-twinforum, advriders, iron butt, four corners or other motorcycle forums, clubs and affiliations are welcome to email us requesting their unique discount code. All they need do is to substantiate legitimate club or forum membership to apply.

MCCruise stands behind everything it sells. We are here for you – the customer – as we have been since 1997.

Tony Guymer Director, MotorCycle Cruise Controls Email: sales@mccruise.com Web Site: www.mccruise.com

Please do not reply to this page, email us

Their website also states that they are down to 45 vacuum actuators and are switching to electric actuators; text of that message below:

ONLY 45 Vacuum Actuator kits left!

If you want a model-specific electronic MCCruise for your bike, you may need to buy quickly as our model range will be severely depleted shortly.  The source of our tried and true vacuum actuator (used since 1997) has finally dried up, so if you have been hanging out for an MCCruise you need to move quickly.  While we will do our best to upgrade the over 150 model-specific kits to our new electric servo, lack of access to many bikes will make that impossible.  Since the bodies of the servo's rarely have issues, we will be stocking solenoid packs to support failures in the future and even those are rarely needed as a quick service usually gets them going again if they get stuck over winter hibernation.


At exchange rate on 7/22/16, kit for Silverwing is USD $670 before the 5% discount.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:24 am

Just rode a Silver Wing with McCruise, very nice experience. As I get older I am thinking that my next scooter will have cruise control, at present I have a throttle lock but that is annoying unless the roads are mostly clear of traffic as the speed varies a lot. Suzy
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:12 am

Ah... cruise control, a gadget loved by Mrs M whenever we get a car that has it, including the hire car we used on holiday in Texas last month.

On two wheels I find there's very little opportunity to drone along at a set speed at home or abroad. Arrow straight roads with little road traffic are few and far between, that's why the Go Cruise throttle lock I bought years ago sits there in the little red holder under the lid of my Givi top box, new and unused.

Pretty much like that pack of condoms I kept in my wallet back in my youth. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:07 am

I think electronic cruise control safety hazard----you need to pay attention all the time! if you want to stay alive. My Kawasaki Voyager 4 cylinder had electronic cruise---so I have some experience. They give a shot of gas just when traction conditions cannot handle it

Back up my, paying attention, having survived over 1.5 million miles on 2 wheels past 62 years of riding. I find throttle locks handy for wiping nose, etc., otherwise ride in the attack mode to stay alive---100% attention to what is going on!

If somebody is in such bad shape they cannot handle throttle-----maybe they do not belong on 2 wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:29 pm

I have been intrigued by cruise controls for a while.
As an experiment recently I tried to ride at a steady 60 mph for a few miles to see if it would be worth having one. No chance - I don't think I managed more than a mile without having to change speeds a bit.
Road and traffic conditions change so frequently (often when you least expect) so you need to ride to these conditions all the while varying everything as required.

Maybe they would be worth it for somewhere with long deserted roads but there 'aint any of those around here!
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:00 am

I've owned four Goldwings with electronic cruise control. I find them excellent on long trips. You'd be foolish to use one in icy, wet conditions or on gravel or loose dirt. But a cruise control on a long haul on the slab is in dry weather is worth having. You don't have to pay as much attention to your speedometer so you can keep you eyes scanning the road more.

I agree with John on the friction throttle holder. Very useful for short periods.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:42 am

exavid wrote:
I've owned four Goldwings with electronic cruise control. I find them excellent on long trips. You'd be foolish to use one in icy, wet conditions or on gravel or loose dirt. But a cruise control on a long haul on the slab is in dry weather is worth having. You don't have to pay as much attention to your speedometer so you can keep you eyes scanning the road more.

I agree with John on the friction throttle holder. Very useful for short periods.

Like you I've made good use of both methods, it depends entirely on road and or traffic conditions, my right hand doesn't flex as a normal right hand does so anytime I get to rest it using either system I do.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:42 am

Does a maxi scooter need an electronic cruise control at all? It's a lot of money to fork out when the simple Throttle Rocker does a great job reducing hand fatigue, and the Go Cruise throttle lock fits in less than a minute, can be set with one finger to the required speed, and deactivated with a twist of the throttle. You fit them when you need them and take them off when you don't.

They're basically just simple bits of plastic that work, there's no electronics, no wiring them in, and unfortunately there's no fancy buttons to play with, for fellow riders to stare at when you're parked up.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:00 pm

What I use cannot be called a cruise control as such. it is a plastic grip that goes over the twist grip and has an extended area that you rest the base of your hand (thumb area) on, it saves having to keep your hand closed around the grip, and I have used it for years.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:31 pm

Old Limey wrote:
What I use cannot be called  a cruise control as such. it is a plastic grip that goes over the twist grip and has an extended area that you rest the base of your hand (thumb area) on, it saves having to keep your hand closed around the grip, and I have used it for years.

Hello mate, that'll be the Cramp Buster/Throttle Rocker/Scottoiler plastic gizmo.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:18 pm

I have a throttle lock, and it gets used regularly. Plenty of long straight roads and my right hand goes to sleep even with a throttle rocker
with the friction device I can take my hand off the grip for the 5 seconds or so it takes for the feeling to return
this is not a problem where the road bends a lot, so I suspect it's the long bit of riding without moving the wrist
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:03 pm

I have a throttle lock. Cost me $20. Great for use on the interstate and on occasion for empty stretches of State highways or county roads. I like that it won't hold a constant speed. It keeps me alert to road conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: Cruise Control - Electronic   Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:13 am

I have electronic cruise on my Goldwing and if available reasonably would jump at one for the SWing. But I live in Arizona with highways and freeways and long stretches of road. As to safety there are so many ways to kill the cruise quickly it is safer than on a car. When you consider things like this look at where you and the other respondents live. Try not to vilify Honda as most of the big touring bikes now come equipped with cruise... My two cents.
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PostSubject: Cruise Control   Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:10 am

The website for McCruise now shows that they are out of stock for cruise control units for the Silverwing.  No indication is made as to when, or if, they will have new stock with the electronic actuator on hand.  Crying or Very sad
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