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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-01-2020, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best cruise control for a 2015 CTX 700DCT with factory heated hand grips
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What is the best cruise control for a 2015 CTX 700DCT with factory heated hand grips
Mechanical or electronic?
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Welcome to the forum.

Do you want a cruise control (which adjusts your throttle to maintain speed) or a throttle lock (usually incorrectly called a cruise control but all it does is hold the throttle in one spot and only maintains speed on a perfectly flat road)?

For a throttle lock I've got a Kuryakyn 6218 throttle assist which is inexpensive and works well. Another nicer one is the BrakeAway. For a cruise control there is a company in Australia making one which you can find at mccruise.com

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If you want electronic, MC cruise has this kit. Ive been thinking about getting one for my FJ09.
https://www.mccruise.com/collections...nt=47586368132

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I don't know what would be best for you, but I do have a 2015 CTX 700DCT with factory heated hand grips, and have made my choice. As mentioned above, you can get a 'real' one, for about $1,000, which will maintain your speed, or something that will maintain your throttle position, for $100 or so.


I had 2 reasons for choosing the Kaoko Throttle Lock 1) Needed something to rest my throttle hand on longer rides. 2) Didn't want to spend $1000.


The Kaoko is easy to use, and doesn't lock your throttle, just makes it harder to turn - when it's set. When it's disengaged you can't tell it's there.


It was not easy to follow the instructions that come with it, but was pretty easy to pay my Honda dealer to install it.
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Thank everyone for their input, I think I will be going with the Brakeaway device. This seems to work well and not break the bank.
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Thank everyone for their input, I think I will be going with the Brakeaway device. This seems to work well and not break the bank.
I have had 2 brakeaways. They're good, but of course work best on flat surfaces. But can give your hand a rest. I also feel they're the safest since they so quickly release.

My buddy put an automobile cruise on his Suzuki Burgman 650. He looked at my throttle control linkage, showed me it was the same as on the burg, and didn't see why it wouldn't work on the C. It took him a bit to figure out the wiring, and he's a retired electrician. But he did and it works very well.

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I made my own throttle lock with a "Big Cloths Pin" from the dollar store and some wide-ass elastic bands.

Put 1 elastic band on the throttle,
Clip the cloths pin to it with the "squeezy" bits facing forward,
Use another elastic to "increase the clamp tension as desired" (test tension so it doesn't slip/not too tight)
Head out to the highway
Accelerate to desired RPM, push cloths pin down with fore finger to touch the brake handle.
Release throttle.

This worked all day long on a 4 day highway trip.
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Thank everyone for their input, I think I will be going with the Brakeaway device. This seems to work well and not break the bank.
I have the Brakeaway. Works very well. Of course I live in the part of North Dakota where you have to go down a ditch to find a hill. Serious. If there was no such things as gravity you could shoot a gun and the bullet would go 250 miles before it struck land again. Perfect for throttle locks.
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I looked at the MC cruise kit. downloaded the install instructions. it looks like a well designed system and has a set-up for the CTX700 specifically.
its still on my list of possible mods. but I want to ride the bike some more to see if I really think I need it.
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