Cruise Control - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2005, 12:08 pm Thread Starter
Just saying hey
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: , ,
Posts: 10
Cruise Control

Can cruise control be added to a K1200GT or is this a factory option only?
mooks005 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2005, 12:19 pm
Member
 
Popeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guyton (Savannah), GA, USA
Posts: 81
I know there are some after-market options - check Pirates site - http://piratesk12site.net/Cruise.htm . I believe the wiring harness of GTs without Cruise Control won't support the addition of the BMW stock version.

"If everything's coming your way, you're probably in the wrong lane."
'04 K1200GT / '01 R1200C - Savannah, GA
Popeye is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2005, 1:21 pm
Enthusiast
 
cruizbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Greater Chicago area, , USA
Posts: 373
It would be way expensive to add the factory cruise control to your GT. Mine is also one of the few with out it. I was quoted around $900 as the hand controls, etc. have to be changed. Put, a throttlemeister on for less than a hundred bucks. I am happy with that. I only wanted to give my right hand a rest once in awhile on long trips during freeway riding. Besides, I don't want to be so comfortable that one gets into a frame of mind of not paying attention to the idiots around them.
originally they put on the Throttlemeister for a RS on mine and it did not work out well. (It crept). They switched it out for one designed for I believe an RT and it worked fine. You would have to call Cycle Werks in Barrington, Il to find out what model they put on. Or I can do it for you.

Richie
04 K12GT
89K100RS (Gone, but not forgotten)
cruizbz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2005, 1:29 pm
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 59
Aftermarket

There are several new electric cruise controls avaialbe for muscle cars. -no vacuum needed - no vacuum servo etc. This is a good choice for a true cruise and minimal adaptation while still keeping a budget. The igintion signalpickup type is slightlyeasier to adapt than a speed sensor type .Especially if you do not have ABS.

These adaptations should be done by someone who knows there way around a motorcycles electrical system.
JDGT is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2005, 2:30 pm Thread Starter
Just saying hey
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: , ,
Posts: 10
The unit at the Pirates site looks slick, but appears to be only for pre 2001 bikes.
mooks005 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorcyclist gets 30 years. Does the punishment fit the crime? mikeodial Bike Talk 84 May 16th, 2011 12:08 pm
Anyone tote a handgun when they ride? sportrider Campfire 132 Feb 21st, 2006 8:36 pm
Cruise control button siclmn Technical, Repair and Maintenance 14 Dec 26th, 2005 4:54 pm
Tools for bleeding control circuits rick&roll Technical, Repair and Maintenance 3 Dec 16th, 2005 2:34 pm

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