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    MCCruise installation
    on: Apr 22, 2022, 01.26 am
    Apr 22, 2022, 01.26 am
    Greetings, I just posted an introduction in the new members section.

    I just bought a 2017 DCT model and ordered an MCCruise kit to install.  If anyone has installed this item and can offer any tips or precautions, I would be thankful for any insight before I tear the bike apart.

    Thanks, Brian

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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 09.26 am
    May 06, 2022, 09.26 am
    Been a few years since I installed this on mine, I have 2017 year model manual and the instructions that come with the kit are first class.  The hardest part is removing the pins out of the Honda plugs.
    They should push out quite easily and if they don't then you haven't released the retaining clip.   I managed to break one of my clips and had to solder the wires rather than use the plugs.   Good luck with fitting it and it does work brilliantly.

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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #2 on: May 06, 2022, 02.20 pm
    May 06, 2022, 02.20 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ceiyates [+]
    The hardest part is removing the pins out of the Honda plugs.
    They should push out quite easily and if they don't then you haven't released the retaining clip.   I managed to break one of my clips and had to solder the wires rather than use the plugs.

    Thank you for the reply.  I managed to get it installed and operational last weekend.  I found the same issue with the TPS connector pins, I didn't break mine but it took a fair bit of effort to get them to release.  I ended up sending email back and forth with Tony and Frank from MCCruise for guidance, they were extremely helpful in responding promptly with assistance.  The unit works brilliantly and while very expensive, its worth every penny for my needs.  I wont own a bike without CC ever again.   :031:

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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 07.15 pm
    May 08, 2022, 07.15 pm
    Which set of controls did you go for, the new slim one or the older one that sits above (or below) the switches?

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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 03.25 am
    May 09, 2022, 03.25 am
    *Originally Posted by crisort [+]
    Which set of controls did you go for, the new slim one or the older one that sits above (or below) the switches?

    I got the new slim switch with mine and mounted it between the left switch gear and mirror mount, I don't like the above or below switch position.

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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 07.24 am
    May 09, 2022, 07.24 am
    Thanks, it looks better to me too - above on the left seems to be in the way of switches, you can't do below, and right hand side isn't correct as you are then trying to do throttle and cruise with the same hand, which looks awkward. At the moment the gap between the front brake and throttle is taken up with another switch anyway. I thought I'd seen something about there being an issue with moving the parking brake further in on later bikes, but it seems OK having had a quick play last night.

    I did another fairly long day on the bike yesterday, 270 miles, about 170 of which was fast A roads and motorways. I think that swung it for me. I'd intended buying one anyway (having compared the CT with other bikes like the Explorer that come with it), but there's something about this bike that makes it harder on my right hand and arm than my old Pan. Not sure if it's that the grips are narrower and smoother (I have Oxford heated grips on all my others except the trail bike), or it's got a slightly stronger spring, but I feel I'm holding it tighter.

    Anyway, the order is in now, let's see how long it takes to arrive from Australia - I've got a week of riding in June where it'd be good to have this fitted.

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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #6 on: May 22, 2022, 06.48 pm
    May 22, 2022, 06.48 pm
    Got mine installed now  :002:

    Ordered on Monday, posted Thursday, got to my local DHL delivery depot the following Monday, took them until Friday to actually drop the box off - but my local DHL are useless. Got hit with the import duty/tax, £125, which was as expected. Using the discount code from advrider.com saved 5%. I thought about the speedo healer option, but ended up not doing as it (and all similar ones) affect the odometer - and I need to odo to be accurate more than I need the speedo to be correct.

    Installation was straightforward. Probably took about four hours, taking my time and doing an air filter change whilst I was in there. I didn't have trouble getting the pins to release from the Honda connectors, other than the pink/green one on the big connector - but that wasn't releasing the pin, rather there wasn't much cable to get hold of to pull it as it's so tightly loomed. That just meant I had to get some long nosed pliers in there.

    So with cruise control and auto gearbox sorted, I'm giving it a bit longer before I go for a Corbin heated leather seat (love that on my Pan). Then I just need to source someone making an aircon kit for hot days and I'll be all set!




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    Re: MCCruise installation
    Reply #7 on: Jun 06, 2022, 07.01 am
    Jun 06, 2022, 07.01 am
    Just ordered one for myself. Looking forward to see how it works.

     



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