Cruise control

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Cruise control

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Hi guys,


Has anyone any idea if cruise control and be retrofitted to the RTLC?


John
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Re: Cruise control

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According to the accessory list on the BMW site it is possible to retrofit cruise control.  Its going to expensive for sure as the left hand multi switch  alone is nearly £300.00.
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RTman10 wrote: According to the accessory list on the BMW site it is possible to retrofit cruise control.  Its going to expensive for sure as the left hand multi switch  alone is nearly £300.00.

For £300 you can have mine - I never use it...


;) ;)
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richardbd wrote:
For £300 you can have mine - I never use it...

What about indicators, lights, horn, menu selector, daylight running lights, hazard switch, screen adjustment, all in the same overcomplicated lump.  And they wonder why they sometimes fail.
;) ;)
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richardbd wrote:
For £300 you can have mine - I never use it...


;) ;)
You can't have mine, but I have never used mine either. I often look at it when on the N and A but just never felt the urge to use it.  >:D  Need to feel the throttle working
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Everybody who has but have never used it.  Next time you have some serious miles to do on motorway type roads, try it.  And of course it gives you option of scratching with your right hand.   
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I find it very useful through roadworks. On Sunday I had to use the M54 through the roadworks. The traffic was quiet but it's 50mph limit eastbound and 40mph westbound, complete with average speed cameras. I found it extremely useful in maintaining the speed at the limit and it allowed me to stretch the right hand.
A very useful addition when used in the right place.
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+1 Agree. In the right place very useful especially on long runs. Gives the beer hand a rest.
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I may have to spend some time up and down the A9 in the next year or so.  With the average speed cameras all over the road now, I think it may be of some benefit to me and make the ride a bit easier.  Looking at the parts list it looks about £500 for parts, plus fitting, reset etc...  I'll have a chat with my dealer next month.



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You could go for a throttle lock.

http://www.omni-cruise.com


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HIGH-QUALITY- ... 5d402c99af

There are cheap plastic versions of this which I think are nasty. I bought one of these for my Multistrada. Its really nicely made and the clever bit is the throttle friction is adjustable. The trick is to have only just enough friction to stop the throttle moving on its own but not so much that you cannot move it yourself if you need to.
It maintains a constant throttle position not a speed but it works. In practice it quite easy to make fine throttle adjustments with it on. Very easy to override. Cheaper than having a proper one retro-fitted.
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I use it all the time and love it. Great for giving the hands a break and stretch :-)
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+1
Vini, Vidi, Velcro....... I came, I saw, I stuck around.
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Don't need one, I don't even use the cruise control on the bike, but very useful to know about the omnincruise control, very neat. 8)
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I only use mine on the Motorways/autobahns from Rotterdam to Heidleberg. However, on my last RT the cruise kept tripping out as soon as I engaged it. I wasn't sure wether it was a fault or wether it just wasn't supposed to be used at very high autobahn speeds. (130-135mph). It is useful, especially when your lighting your pipe or pouring yourself a coffee from your flask.
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I would never selected cruise control as an individual extra.  Cruise control on a motorcycle?  Nahhhhhh!!!

However, mine came as part of the SE package and I must say I do fine it useful on occasions.  I try to avoid tedious motorway routes but, where there is not choice, cruise control is great.  The same applied to heated seats - I would never have selected them but there have been days when they have been nice to have. 
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