'Electronic' Cruise Control for BMW R1200GS?

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by mcsetup, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. mcsetup

    mcsetup n00b

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    We've been making fully electronic crusie controls for motorcycles and ATVs since 1997. We now have about 40 kitrs for motorcycles and about the same number for ATVs.

    The question is: ....... Is it worth the trouble making a cruise for the R1200GS?

    We have had a first look and designed the relevant brackets. We will get them back in laser cut stainless steel in a week or so. That's when we will do the first prototype - but we are sure it will work. And it will work without modification of the throttle system as was necessary for our R1150 cruise control models (That was necessary only because the BMW throttle cable splitter is buried under the ABS system on R1150s!!!).

    Similarly, the CANbus system doesn't worry us, although it will require connecting at the brake light which means a bit more panel removal to do the cruise installation. It should be pretty much 'plug & play'.

    So......'If we build it....will you buy it?' Hands up if you want a cruise control! Or come see us at www.mccruise.com. You won't be disappointed - if enough of you want one.......................

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  2. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    As long as it's affordable....I'm in. :evil
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  3. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

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    Another vote for interest depending on price..
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    If you search for the thread "BMW are you listening" or "What do you want on your GS" for us north americans with long long distances to travel, it's always been our #1 desire to have electronic cruise control for the GS.

    If BMW offered it as an option, it would be the first option I'd buy. Will I buy it if you make it? Probably not because of the complexity of the installation. Or at least until several others have and it's been proven to work flawlessly. Still interested.
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    It might help us decide if you can give us an idea if it will be available for 12GS with or without ABS, and how plug and play will it be? Any cutting or slicing into original bike wiring? A step by step pictorial installation will also help some of us decide if this is something we wish to persue.
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  6. blitzkreig

    blitzkreig Been here awhile

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    Most of them seem to be in the 6 or 7 hundred dollar range.
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  7. mrmaico

    mrmaico Long timer

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    Count me in.

    Barry
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  8. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    $500 to $600 price range, i'm in.

    If you are looking for a guinea pig (i.e. a tester), I'm in too.

    What you write is VERY interesting and if i'd buy a bike today cruize control would be my first option. But I'd like to hear more about the implementation.

    It has to be "winter times" and "salt on the road" proof also.

    Regards

    Paul Jr
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  9. evilnetwork

    evilnetwork i am mighty

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    i'm interested too.
    and like GB said... very detailed installation instructions.
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  10. BeachMaster

    BeachMaster Water, Water Everywhere

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    I'd like one, if it's priced right and not too complicated for a non wrench to install.
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  11. MarcParnes

    MarcParnes Tinkerer

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    Me, too!
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  12. GARider

    GARider Wandering Thru Life

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    It is on want list for my new GSA. Let us know.

    Roger
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  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    I would be interested in a cruise control, and for my GF's ST as well.

    Since the R1200ST uses the same controls as the GS, they should be compatable.

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  14. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    probably. It would help with the carpal tunnel for sure. I'd have to wait for either a few test reviews from members here or maybe a group buy?
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  15. AdvAndy

    AdvAndy Been here awhile

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    To me, the lack of cruise is the biggest downfall of the GS.
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  16. Randy Babcock

    Randy Babcock Been here awhile

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    Just got my new GSAdv and would definitely be interested...the summer approaches and long trips are on the horizon! As with anything..price is always an issue. RB
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  17. MagpieGoose

    MagpieGoose StuffThisI'mOff4aRide

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    +1
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  18. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    I love the one ya'll made for my FJR. Very easy to install, works great, neat and clean.

    Sooner the better.

    Whip
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  19. dannyleo

    dannyleo Been here awhile

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    Biggest thing I miss and why I considered an RT.
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  20. cghawk

    cghawk Got2Now

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    +++++1

    The only thing that has been missing on the GS !!!!


    The sooner the better I'm in as long as there is minimal "Hacking" on the factory wiring !
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