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Looks like(?) electronic cruise is not an option:( Next favorite is Vista Cruise, (if it works) then Throttlemeister. Only one I have not owned is electronic and the few times I've tried it I liked it. Probably wouldn't be a deal breaker though. If I had to go with Throttlemeister I would take it off my existing ride and get the guts to make it work. I gave one away on a trade and won't do that again, to expensive.

I do as much work as possible and will have questions on maintenance to help decide weather to trade or not. Like throttle body sync, valve adjustments, tire changes and special tools needed. Or anything else anybody can think of.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer any of this.
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Analog vs. Digital Cruise

I've got a friend that has a Honda VFR1200 and just put a cruise on it. However, with the FI, computer and mapping of the carbs he had to go digital. A traditional analog Audiovox servo controlled set up wouldn't work. He said it was pretty dang hard and would have been impossible with a vetted electrical design that he got. Just seems like for $300-$600 Honda would put the connectors and buttons to add it. **** I can go to Harley and have cruise added (in store) for ~$300-$400 to almost and Street Glide or cruiser they have. And they are years behind in technology compared to Honda. Alright time to get off my soap box... Thanks for listening.. :)

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I probably would not go to that much trouble as a throttle lock has worked for me since my first one in 1980.
 

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How hard would it be to install a kit like that? I never attempted to do anything like this, always stuck to basic first modifications
 

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I know if it was me, I'd have to see the instructions that came with whatever kit was being used before I could decide whether to purchase or not.
 

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I'd be really nervous to screw something up with an after market install. Last thing I'd want to do is make the throttle not work properly. Is there another similar bike that does offer cruise control on it? Preferably one from Honda?
 

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I'd be really nervous to screw something up with an after market install. Last thing I'd want to do is make the throttle not work properly. Is there another similar bike that does offer cruise control on it? Preferably one from Honda?
you can always pay an experienced tech to do it, just make sure you get someone that is credible.
 

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I'd be really nervous to screw something up with an after market install. Last thing I'd want to do is make the throttle not work properly. Is there another similar bike that does offer cruise control on it? Preferably one from Honda?

It is how we learn...
 

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I think the only Honda with available cruise control is the Gold Wing.

It works really well. Mine kept the blue lights away nicely.
 

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cruise control

I installed throttlemeister on mine last night. I tried it out 2 up today at 60-70 it held for a few seconds and decelerated from there. I guess needs more adjusting.
It was easier installing then removing the right side (throttle)....

I recall it worked pretty good on a 12 Concours. The one on my 12 Wing worked pretty good and better then the last 3 Wings. The Harleys all work/worked perfect.

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throttle control

I played and played with mine over the weekend. Tried more shims, less shims, no shims. Took it out, put it back in etc.... finally I removed the 205 O-RINGS
from the end of the shaft of the throttlemeister and installed 206's. Worked...

I buy off the national guide size guide and what you need are two #205's with a 3/16 density not the 1/8" that came with mine. Most importantly the ID should be approx .045 or slightly less, to make it blossom correctly and hold the throttle in position.

If anyone has 4 of these little animals send me 4!!!!

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This is the MAIN reason I still have my BMW R1200Rt, is because it has cruise control! Had Honda made this an option, OR included it in the price :) I would have the Honda in my garage right now! I mean...wasn't this bike supposed to be a tourer too? It is a $300 option on a Harley bagger, and about the same price for a Victory bagger, so what gives?

It is still holding me up from pulling the trigger on the CTX, although I really really want one!
 

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I had cruise on my '90 GW and I did use it... when I travelled LD. around town I almost never used it and shouldn't have when I did since it got turned off almost as soon as I turned it on. Cruise Control was not a deciding point when I sold the GW and bought a Burgman, then traded that for my ST1100. Never missed CC. Was nice when it was there but never felt it was needed. I really don't care that it is not offered. There are plenty of aftermarket solutions. but, like DCT, I prefer not having CC and shifting myself.
 

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I use a OMNI-CRUISE throttle lock on my Burg and for the price and ease of install and ease of use, I would not bother with a elec cruise control. Each to his own but if the bike doesn't come with a cruise control i ain't puttin one on. Not pretty but does the job for cheap.
 

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I asked before delivery of my CTX 1300 to have a good quality throttle lock installed. The salesman emailed me back and said he had it in stock. He emailed me a few days later and said what he had in stock would not work with the heated grips. He went looking but at delivery could not come up with anything. Can anyone give a brand that definitely will work on the CTX1300 thanks Jim
 

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I asked before delivery of my CTX 1300 to have a good quality throttle lock installed. The salesman emailed me back and said he had it in stock. He emailed me a few days later and said what he had in stock would not work with the heated grips. He went looking but at delivery could not come up with anything. Can anyone give a brand that definitely will work on the CTX1300 thanks Jim
You GOT heated grips? You ARE special!
 

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That's the Canadian model for you. They gotta have the heated grips and only have one model to choose from (the deluxe model), no standard model available up there.

As mentioned they also get the 12v power socket installed!
 

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Yes Bob you are right regarding the Canadian model, I thought the U.S. Deluxe model had heated grips as well. They are really sweet used them today, five stage activate via the left hand grip. Used them on stage one and two only so far and seem to be very high quality. I guess its because our weather is colder up here. There is a red light on the switch to tell you they are on and the main display screen tells you what stage you are on. Put another 104 kilometers on my bike today, its a sweet ride.
 
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