Cruise control gl1500


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Cruise control gl1500

Postby MikeBen » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:14 pm



ok, My 1500 interstate does not have the cruise built in, I had a accessary one, I just put kuryakyn grips on and lost it, did not fit on new grips, anyone know of aftermarket cruise that would fit? or....is is possible to put cruise on by buying all the parts that come with the aspencade or se? would all the right connections be there?like buying the fog/corner lights were?



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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby ct1500 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:32 am

The 1500 I wire harness is bare bones and does not support cruise, air compressor, LCD, reverse and shelter mounted radio of other models so a plug and play option is out of the question.
This is what I do
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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:33 am

Was it an electrical cruise you had, or a throttle lock?

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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby MikeBen » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:08 am

was throttle lock, but new grips are to big, to thick

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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby robb » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:40 am

If $180 is not out of price range you can go with Murphs' CCS100 Cruise Control kit. It is a clone for the discontinued Audiovox kit.

http://www.murphskits.com/product_info. ... cts_id=422

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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:48 am

Maybe something like this would work?

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15867

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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby Mh434 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:48 am

I had a Vista Cruise that I used on every bike I owned from the 1980's onward, until I got the GL1500 with full cruise control. I LOVED that Vista Cruise! I adjusted mine so that I could still operate the throttle normally even when it was on (just enough friction to hold the throttle, and no more), and when it was off, it was like it wasn't there at all. Seriously - I must have had that same VC on at least a dozen bikes over the years, and it never gave me a single problem. They're cheap, too - the first place I googled http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/29 ... =SLIsearch has them on for $27.95.

We don't have freeways, for the most part, in my area, so mind-numbing, 3-hour rides without changing speed are not the norm. The Vista Cruise did that well, for sure, but where it shined was when, for example, you want to scratch your chin for a second or two. Flick the VC on, and do it, then flick the VC off. The full-on cruise control on my GL1500 takes me longer than that, just to turn it on & set the speed. Although the cruise works perfectly on my 1500, there are few opportunities to use it, whereas my Vista Cruise got used on every, single ride, for over 30 years. I also used it to bump up the idle when cold starting (so, choke was only needed to start the bike(s) initially, then I could set the fast-idle myself).

Anyway, it's a cheap, reliable, useful alternative IMHO.

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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby robb » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:42 pm

The problem is not with what is there to use it is with what will work with kuryakyn grips, and that is very limited.

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Re: Cruise control gl1500

Postby Mh434 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:42 pm

Generally, as long as the right grip can be pulled back 1/8" from being tight, the Vista Cruise will work. I had Kury's on my Concours, and the Vista Cruise worked fine (the VC can be installed without removing the grips). I don't know which model of Kury's are on this bike, of course...




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