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Old 03-26-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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v-rod cruise controls

Has any one put a mechanical or other type of cruise control on there bike?
i have a 2006 screaming eagle. Right now I am looking at a product by Brakeaway which is mechanical. Thanks for any info you have.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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It looks like it might do the trick, but man....over $200! I've been wanting to get one, but I don't know if I need one that bad. It seems like there has to be a more economical option out there. You do have to give the website though....using the v-rod as an example for Harleys.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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I got a plastic "thing" that goes over the wheel on the bottom of the switch housing. Push it forward and it holds the throttle in position, but the throttle can be manually moved when necessary. Pull it back and the throttle closes normally. I think it cost $8.00 maybe less. Got it at my HD store, not a Harley part however.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:46 AM   #4
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Brakeaway is good sh!t

The Brakeaway is a very nice quality product, I installed it on a friend's Dyna, he has been very happy with it. Easy pushbutton action to engage, easy to disengage, and you can adjust the throttle when the cruise control is engaged.

The safety feature is important: when you touch the brake, i releases. You do NOT wanna fiddle with your cruise control when something unexpected pops up while cruising. I am in no way affiliated with brakeaway, but I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting a safe quality cruise control setup for their bike.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, but I was told the break away won't work on the screaming eagle because of the pin in the break lever is to small. I magine that!
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Does anyone know if there is a way to take the Harley 77196-08 Cruise Control kit they use on Touring models and make it work?
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if there is a way to take the Harley 77196-08 Cruise Control kit they use on Touring models and make it work?
PM rustg. I think that was the unit he used
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:45 PM   #8
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I have H-D kit 77183-02 for FLHR and FLHRI (Road King) installed and fully operational on my VRSCX.
Myself and Dpierce02 tried to get one for a 04 FLHT working but were unsuccessful. He bought it on E-Bay so we are not sure if the unit was good or not.

The difference between the two according to electrical schematics was the tap point for the Speed sensor.


I doubt any kit that is to install on a throttle by wire bike (77196-08) will work since this would require some programming changes somewhere (ECM maybe). The Road King kit is fully self contained and does not depend on anything from the bike except power, ground, rpm and speed sensors. It's a mechanical attachment to the throttle body.
From what I have seen of these '08 kits is you change out the handle bar controls and that is it. Everything else that is needed is already there on the bikes so equipped with Throttle by wire.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:05 PM   #9
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I bought one of these and it works very well on my R:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTOR...Q5fAccessories
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I have H-D kit 77183-02 for FLHR and FLHRI (Road King) installed and fully operational on my VRSCX.
Myself and Dpierce02 tried to get one for a 04 FLHT working but were unsuccessful. He bought it on E-Bay so we are not sure if the unit was good or not.

The difference between the two according to electrical schematics was the tap point for the Speed sensor.


I doubt any kit that is to install on a throttle by wire bike (77196-08) will work since this would require some programming changes somewhere (ECM maybe). The Road King kit is fully self contained and does not depend on anything from the bike except power, ground, rpm and speed sensors. It's a mechanical attachment to the throttle body.
From what I have seen of these '08 kits is you change out the handle bar controls and that is it. Everything else that is needed is already there on the bikes so equipped with Throttle by wire.
I figured as much. I appreciate the share and the validation.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:59 AM   #11
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When did Harley add cruise control on the VROD? I don't use mine much on my '08 but it works well when do.
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RustyG, how much did that setup run you, and was it much of a hassle to get it installed?
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RustyG, how much did that setup run you, and was it much of a hassle to get it installed?
I saw rustyg's setup. He mounted the main control box on the belt side cover above the front sprocket. Due to the size of the unit and the necessity of the cables to be straight, not much option on where to mount it on our bikes. Even if the cables were to be shortened, this system does not deal well with sharp bends. Love the idea but cant imagine leaving that honking box on the side like that.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:21 PM   #14
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When did Harley add cruise control on the VROD? I don't use mine much on my '08 but it works well when do.
Harley does not have a cruise control for a V-Rod.
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I bought one of these and it works very well on my R:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTOR...Q5fAccessories
That's what I have. It works great, but it's not a cruise control, its a very handy throttle lock. I find I wouldn' tuse the cruise much if I had it. Its too much fun to scoot around traffic.
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