Swapping Electronic Cruise Control

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Swapping Electronic Cruise Control

Post by GeocaverDan »

I own a beautiful low mile 87' Interstate and recently bought a 87' Aspencade for parts and I'm looking into taking the cruise control off the Aspen and put it on my State. Has anyone else done this? Anyone know what might be involved in this exchange or should I just change motors?

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Re: Swapping Electronic Cruise Control

Post by jeffcosmo »

Best to look in the shop manual and see what and where all the components are, and whether they are integrated (I kinda doubt it, for 1987). If the option was indeed an add-on (many were in that era and before), you can then add it to your bike.

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Re: Swapping Electronic Cruise Control

Post by skier »

Interesting question, because I did buy an '87 Interstate that some PO had added the cruise unit from an Asp. It did work, but the PO did such a kludgy job on it, that I took it back out. My first experience was when it wouldn't disengage when the brake pedal was pushed. Turned out that the brake switches for the cruise were never installed.

So, I think it can be done, but may take more than a bit of effort to do it right.
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