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I finally got around to installing my MC Cruise last weekend. If you email them they will send you a copy of the install manual so you can get an idea of the work involved before ordering it. It's a very straight forward install and the instructions are incredibly detailed. There are however ALOT of details. I managed to somehow mess up the cables but got them straightened out when checking the adjustment before reinstalling the airbox. There were a few other little issues one involving dropping a tiny locknut down in the intake valley that I managed to blindly pick up with a small extending magnet. All those black engine parts make that thing like a black hole if something is dropped.

Anyway I do have one nagging issue that I need to email the MC guys about which involves the clutch switch. For some reason when hooked up per the instructions the voltage drops off to nothing when the clutch is disengaged however if I have the cruise hooked up but not the bike to the output side of the switch it works great and cuts out the cruise. It's acting like if everything is hooked up that there is ground fault downstream of the switch on the bike side of the electronics. This seems to be a bike issue and not a cruise control issue. Right now I have the clutch switch disconnected from the downstream side on the bike which just means I have to put the bike in neutral to start it. No biggie for now.

In regards to the cruise it's set up to work at just about any speed so I can set it from 25mph all the way to 75 with no issues and it holds the speed well. The only thing I have noticed is that there is about a half second delay in cutting out when using either brake or the clutch to disengage it. I'm planning to put some real miles on it this spring so this should make the rides much more enjoyable.

Initially the sticker shock for the kit was pretty hard to overcome. Now after the install and test I really think it's 100% worth the cost and day it took me to do the install.

As far as the time to install it took me almost 8 hours which included a quick run to the parts store for a tube of silicone. Now that I have done it once I could probably do it again in less than 5 provided the bike wasn't modified in some weird way.

If anyone has any questions about either the kit or the install just let me know.
 

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The delay is caused by the solenoid taking up the slack of the throttle cable. This is explained in the manual.

I too am in the middle of installing the MC cruise control. Documentation and customer support is excellent.
Not quite sure what is going on with the clutch control. The cruise control is supposed to disengage when the clutch is pulled in. If I understand what you are posting, when you pull the clutch in, the voltage drops to nothing. Does the motor stall? Does the cruise control reset? What does drop to nothing mean... voltage wise? 0 volts? Are fuses blown?

If the motor stalls or fuses blow, you do indeed have a short to ground when the clutch is pulled in. This would be either a fault in installation or a manufacturing defect in the provided wiring.
 
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The delay I am talking about would be the opposite of slack being taken up, not sure how to explain it but what you are talking about is the engaging of the cruise, what I am talking about is the disengaging of the cruise. I need to check and see if the brake is engaging before the brake light comes on.

In regards to the clutch if I have the wire on the bike hooked up at the clutch switch the cruise won't even turn on. If I disconnect it from the wire going back to the cruise computer everything works fine. I still haven't gotten around to emailing the MC cruise guys. My gut says the problem is with the bike and not the cruise however because it works fine if the wire going back to... well wherever it goes is disconnected.

Work got busy after the install and I haven't had the bike back out since I took it for a long test ride a week after the install.
 

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Just ordered my Mc Cruise today (10/22/2021) thanks for mentioning the discount, I emailed them about the discount code and they sent it to me, the AUD price is scary, but with the conversion to US price, discount + shipping $899. Hopefully I will have it before spring so I will have a winter project. Seems silly to just now add the cruise at 40K miles, but lack of cruise is the ONLY thing I don't like about the CTX1300!
 

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Just a thought on your clutch lever/switch, could the switch be bad, stuck in whatever position that cuts out the cruise? But I’m guessing it worked correct prior to install. Just a thought since you say cruise works when it’s disconnected. If I read you right. Good luck.
 

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Just ordered my Mc Cruise today, thanks for mentioning the discount, I emailed them about the discount code and they sent it to me, the AUD price is scary, but with the conversion to US price, discount + shipping $899. Hopefully I will have it before spring so I will have a winter project. Seems silly to just now add the cruise at 40K miles, but lack of cruise is the ONLY thing I don't like about the CTX1300!
Yea I quoted myself...
I recieved the MC cruise Thursday the 4th, way faster than I thought I would get it.
Read through the instructions and instead of lubing cables at 40K miles on them I decided to replace the throttle cables when I install the cruise, so now waiting on the cables.
 

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Installed cruise myself yesterday, tear down and installed mechanical pars one evening, then afternoon next day electrical and reassembly.
Test rode today, works perfectly! Brake switches shut it off, accl and decel work as it should. On the clutch switch, definitely had to switch the clutch lever switch wires, instructions say to connect to black wire not black with stripe, black with stripe was on the upper spade, moved it to bottom post and black to top post to connect jumper to.

Update: first trip with the MC Cruise, worked perfectly! Great investment for me, only three buttons to use but they are not marked? Power button is obvious, outter one (left) set and accel. Middle one resume and decel. We rode 1500 miles in sun and rain did not affect it at all. Wore full gloves the whole time and easy to use buttons, taping either brake will disengage, there is a little delay in disengagement (like 1/2 second) and the throttle closes on its own but you get used to it.
Passing doesn't need to be turned off, you can speed up with throttle then when you let go of throttle it resumes set speed.
You cannot slow down with throttle grip while it is set (just like a automobile) until you tap brake or push power button, i did not try turning off with clutch yet but test shows it should.

This is what I had to remove to replace the air filter plus to install MC cruise the lower 1/2 of air box to get to the throttle bodies to replace the throttle cables that the MC uses to control the speed.
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I’m retiring July 31, 2022, and hope to spend a whole lot more time on the road with my CTX1300. I’m giving serious thought to getting the Mc Cruise, but can’t seem to get passed the $850 + shipping price tag. From the multiple reviews, I’m impressed with what I’m reading about the product, but being a stingy old miser, I’m still on the fence. 🤔
 

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I’m retiring July 31, 2022, and hope to spend a whole lot more time on the road with my CTX1300. I’m giving serious thought to getting the Mc Cruise, but can’t seem to get passed the $850 + shipping price tag. From the multiple reviews, I’m impressed with what I’m reading about the product, but being a stingy old miser, I’m still on the fence. 🤔
After careful consideration, I decided to order the MC cruise for my CTX. I will place the order today or tomorrow, November 16, 2022. It took me a while to get past the $900 price tag, but cheaper than a new bike. The only thing my CTX needs is the cruise to make it my go-to bike for long road trips. I have a second bike - '15FJR1300 - which is an excellent bike fully loaded with all goodies; saddle bags are smaller, and I'm limited on the amount of stuff I can bring. On the other hand, the CTX offers larger saddle bags.

I'm not sure if it would be of any value to make a Youtube video step-by-step on the installation.
 

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The instructions that come with kit are quite detailed, no issues following through. Be a looooonnnng video.:)
If anything it will help those in need to replace the air filter. My plan is to break it into 2 parts. Part one is to get to the air box, and part 2 continues to the installation of the MC cruise. I am going to do my best to make it as short as possible.
 

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The unit arrived sooner than expected. I placed the order the day before Thanksgiving. The package was in my footstep this Monday morning.
Now I need to make the time to install the MC cruise.
The first step of the installation, "get to the air box," is pretty straightforward. A few months ago, I replaced the air filter, I know in hindsight I should have installed the MC cruise back then, but I had yet to make up my mind to spend that kind of money.
As mentioned above, I will make a two parts video to help others who want to replace their air filter. Part 1 reaches the air filter. Part 2 installs the MC cruise
 
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