Electronic Cruise Control - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Electrical
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
ipfreely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pa
Posts: 122
iTrader: (2)
 
Electronic Cruise Control

I was wondering if anyone besides myself ever got around to installing the Audiovox electronic cruise control that I did the post on some time ago? If so, how did my explanation and pics work out for you?

Kuryakyn Flame Grips
Bar End helmet locks
Chrome / Gold "Live to Ride Mirrors"
Coastered, Shaved & Jetted
K&N Pod Air Filters
KisanTech headlamp & Taillight modulators
Iridium's
Leather Lyke Hard Bags
Voltmeter, Clock
Stebel Nautilus horn
Slipstreamer SS28
J&M CB Radio
Audiovox CCS-100 Electronic Cruise Control
Mustang Seat, Protac Drivers Backrest
And of course the obligatory stator replacement[/FONT]
ipfreely is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Sparky!!!
 
slimvulcanrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,695
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
im more concerned with wondering how the electronic cruise control works on our bike....sound like an expensive pos... imho
slimvulcanrider is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 07:09 PM
Old Fart
 
Knifemaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Catawissa, MO
Posts: 11,644
iTrader: (4)
     
Garage
I know quite a few owners in the FJR forum have installed the unit, but other than you I have not heard of anyone installing one on a VN750.

My guess here is that most folks that have VN750's...a bike that cost around 6 grand new, do not see the investment of a $$$$ cruise controll a worthwhile option...not that I am saying Vulcan owners are cheap...but many of us are...lol.

Unless I am mistaken, the new C14 and a very few other bikes on the market actually come with CC. Even though I did blow my savings on an FJR, I am pretty happy just using a "cramp buster" as my cruise control. At less than 10 bucks it works great...

KM

If You Are Not Sure If I Am Joking or Not....I AM !!Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifemaker1954/sets/
Knifemaker is online now  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
flitecontrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Posts: 4,699
iTrader: (14)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipfreely View Post
I was wondering if anyone besides myself ever got around to installing the Audiovox electronic cruise control that I did the post on some time ago? If so, how did my explanation and pics work out for you?
I haven't done it, but was sufficiently impressed that I copied your post and added it to my "Vulcan Files".

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
_____________________________________________
"Black Beauty"
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles

Old Blue
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008

1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
flitecontrol is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 2,852
iTrader: (0)
 
Obviously, electronics are not for me, and I don't see how it could work on a carbureted bike anyway. I use, and highly recommend the "Vista Cruise" cruise control. Unlike those grips with a flap on them, the Vista Cruise is an actual throttle lock, which allows you to take your hand off the grip. it can be disengaged 2 different ways, either by flipping a lever, or slight pressure on the throttle. I paid somewhere between $30-$40 for mine, and it is worth it's weight in gold on long rides. Jerry.

I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.


1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike
VN750Rider/Jerry is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 03:03 AM
Member
 
jebusbud's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 59
iTrader: (1)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to jebusbud
Also had the vista cruise on my scoot. Fantastic for the money. won't keep the speed, but keeps the throttle position real well. (slows down uphill, speeds up downhill). great for being able to rest your hand on those long rides.

Mods so far:
6" wide flat fender
Hardtail struts
Side mount license plate w/ Model A Ford tail light
KZ650 Headlight
Sprung solo seat
Relocated speedo
Relocated electronics
T/S removed
Tach removed
Dash removed
Suicide shift
Jardine exhaust
Relocated highbeam and oil indicators
Relocated ignition, horn, and highbeam switches

Coming Soon:
Chain sissybar
Chain shifter
jebusbud is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 11:56 AM
Hoser
 
junkyardroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 118
iTrader: (0)
 
Here's good post on how one was installed on a FJ1200. Hardest part on a Vulcan would be hiding all the components.

http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=726.0

1986 VN750A(2) 12224 miles.
junkyardroad is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 11:50 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
fergy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kyle, Texas
Posts: 4,054
iTrader: (3)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipfreely View Post
I was wondering if anyone besides myself ever got around to installing the Audiovox electronic cruise control that I did the post on some time ago? If so, how did my explanation and pics work out for you?
An important question would be, how are you liking it? What have you experienced? I've been holding off to see how your experience would be. Definitely something I'm interested in for the 1500.

Fergy
Kyle, TX VN750.com member #707 VROC#19556
2002 VN1500 Classic
Spline Lube Procedure, with photos, R/R Relocation and Coil Mod
Rusty Tank Cleaning!
Electrical Fault Finding Flowchart
SEAFOAM JUNKIE!


fergy is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
ipfreely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pa
Posts: 122
iTrader: (2)
 
So far I have no compliaints on my installation. Like I said many times before to people that have asked, I think it works better than the factory installed cruise on my Wing. While I will say it is probably not a worthy investment for around town travel, it cant be beat for highway travel. Keeps the speed on hills as it should better than most any car I have ever had. For less than $125 in parts and a little time, I would say it is probably the best investment I have made to my Vulcan. I came to this decision when I was riding 38 miles one way to work, mostly highway without cruise. It was one of the things I missed the most that the Wing has besides tunes. I was told by a friend of mine that has several bikes that he thought it looked like the parts for the install belonged there.

Anyways, I was just wondering if I still had a 1 of a kind bike.

Thanks to all that replied.

Kuryakyn Flame Grips
Bar End helmet locks
Chrome / Gold "Live to Ride Mirrors"
Coastered, Shaved & Jetted
K&N Pod Air Filters
KisanTech headlamp & Taillight modulators
Iridium's
Leather Lyke Hard Bags
Voltmeter, Clock
Stebel Nautilus horn
Slipstreamer SS28
J&M CB Radio
Audiovox CCS-100 Electronic Cruise Control
Mustang Seat, Protac Drivers Backrest
And of course the obligatory stator replacement[/FONT]
ipfreely is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome