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Vic Jacoby
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Is there a cruise control available for our bikes? I was at a swap meet a couple weeks ago and saw one for harleys, but it didn't have the VRSCDX listed as applicable (or any V-Rod for that matter.)

I've got a simple one on my other bike and really like having it. It's not like you can really use it as a cruise control, but it's nice to be able to take your hand off the throttle for a bit to scratch your ass or whatever.
 

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Max was going to give it a try, but didn't ever finish. I think it's doable. Had controls will fit, but the stupid servo unit ifrom HD is HUGE and I don't knwow where to put it.

It'd be a fun project.

For now, we all have the throttle lock.
 

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The throttle lock seems kinda cumbersome, but maybe I'm not using it right. It's either holding my throttle open or letting it go, and I have to turn the adjuster knob while riding... not a simple flick of the thumb like my other bike.
 

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I installed a true cruise control from a 2002 Road King on my VRSCX and got it working beautifully. It does not work with stock gauges however. Never able to determine why.
It works with the gauges I have on my bike (Dakota Digital MVC7000 series).

Problem is with the VSS and speed sensor output.

Looks ugly hanging from the left side of the bike but I am sure someone with a little metal skills could pretty it up a bit or conceal it somehow. Biggest problem I had was it requires a mechanical connection to the throttle body and there is so little space to do that.
 

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Wow, that's an impressive bit of work, Rusty. And looks way beyond simple too, BTW.:notworth:
 

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:notworth::notworth:

great work
 

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Wow, that's an impressive bit of work, Rusty. And looks way beyond simple too, BTW.:notworth:
It was challenging. I need to find a machine shop to make me a nice cover for it.
 

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I have used the Brake Away fiction control for 3 years with no problems. Once a year a little adjustment. Not near as good as electronic, but it works. Use it on every ride, and wonder what I would have done without it.
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That's not cruise control. That is Throttle control. or lack thereof.
True cruise control maintains constant speed on flat roads as well as up hill and down hills.
I know but if you are a flat-lander like me, it is nearly as effective, free, and a lot easier on the hand and wrist. :)
 

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Thanks, I ordered one of those throttle lock levers; worth a try for the price, and it's similar to what I'm using for my other bike.
 
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