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Old 02-03-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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Tiger 800 XC Electronic Cruise Control Install

I’ve been planning to add a Rostra Electronic Cruise control to my 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

I was going to post the details after the project was finished but I changed my mind. Instead of waiting until it’s finished, I decided to post progress updates.

There is a lot of information available about similar installs, but I haven’t been totally satisfied with any particular setup. My goals are to make this as safe as possible, take up the least amount of space possible and be able to undo whatever modifications are made to the bike.

I installed an Audiovox cruise control on my Yamaha FJR. I did a lot of research before tackling that one and I was extremely happy with the results. Back then, the Audiovox could be had for about 85 bucks. Now the price gap between the two units has closed and I decided to drop the vacuum actuated system in favor of the electric servo unit.

First, I need to figure out where to mount this thing. There aren’t a lot of unused spaces on this bike. I decided to start with a little exploratory surgery to see what my options are:



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Old 02-03-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:30 AM   #3
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:48 AM   #4
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Cant wait to see how this turns out. Been thinking about doing one of these after all those other farkles are finished. Subscribed.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:48 AM   #5
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I wanna see this.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:53 AM   #6
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I removed the supplied cable assembly



Took the cover off the housing



Removed the retainer clip and backed off the seal



Unplugged the wiring harness



I removed the screws that hold the ciruit board, but I couldn't remove the circuit board before I disconnected the wires that go beneath it



I wonder what's under there...

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Old 02-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #7
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If a person could split the case, would it be easer to locate the two halves? Umm... Yeah!

Just look how skinny that circuit board is. It would be so easy to mount that (in it's own case of course) just about anyplace and run the wires to the electric servo housing.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #8
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Incredible!!

Love to hear how it works for you in the streets
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:51 PM   #9
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My first question when I was considering the Rostra was “How big is this thing?”
I searched for a dimensioned drawing and eventually called Brandon Distributing.
“It’s about as big as a brick… well not exactly…”

I decided the only way to find out was to order one. This would also get me off the fence and give this project a kick in the pants.

For those of you who might be wondering... “How big is this thing?”
Here you go:





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Old 02-04-2014, 03:57 PM   #10
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Here's where it fits on a 2012 V-Strom 650. Good luck to you. Finding a place to put it was the hardest part for me.

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A fair bit of room here...(ignore the red highlight, part of my HID how-to post)



I put my HID ballasts there, plenty of room.
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Here it is next to the battery



Same spot, as seen from the side



This is the area under the passenger seat



I didn't even bother taking the stock tool wrap out... What's the point?
Clearly a NoGo

There is room in the tail. A guy on another forum stuck his in there, but only after hacking all up the plastic. Plus, I have other plans for the area under the rear rack.
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Excellent posting and pictures. Keep up the good work.
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Here it is next to the battery



Same spot, as seen from the side



This is the area under the passenger seat



I didn't even bother taking the stock tool wrap out... What's the point?
Clearly a NoGo

There is room in the tail. A guy on another forum stuck his in there, but only after hacking all up the plastic. Plus, I have other plans for the area under the rear rack.
Will it fit in the cavern under the factory luggage rack? I really dont know why Triumph decided to make that area inaccessible.
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There is room in the tail. A guy on another forum stuck his in there, but only after hacking all up the plastic. Plus, I have other plans for the area under the rear rack.
Will it fit in the cavern under the factory luggage rack? I really dont know why Triumph decided to make that area inaccessible.
I believe the answer is right above your question
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