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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    But if you get the real stuff it is key coded .....
    I don't understand paying a couple thousand rand for the convenience of not carrying another 5g key around...

    The soft luggage is the best advice I've seen on here. Is a hard top box and soft side luggage not an option?
    For going over stuff:
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    Ex:2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi

    For going around bendy bits:
    2006 Mazda RX8

    For getting dirty:
    2008 KTM 300 XC-W
    2001 Raptor 660 - slightly fiddled with

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    I also laughed at the concept of CC on a bike - until I got the RT .... MAN it is nice on the long trips !!!


    Passes obviously you dont use it, then for the straight sections to the next pass on with the CC and you can rest your right hand.


    it just make a long day in the saddle so much nicer

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    The first time you approach a corner, it's a little unsettling. Almost feels like the bike is going to keep going straight. So yes, only for straight road use.
    For going over stuff:
    2006 Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi


    Ex:2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi

    For going around bendy bits:
    2006 Mazda RX8

    For getting dirty:
    2008 KTM 300 XC-W
    2001 Raptor 660 - slightly fiddled with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint_Hemi View Post
    I don't understand paying a couple thousand rand for the convenience of not carrying another 5g key around...

    The soft luggage is the best advice I've seen on here. Is a hard top box and soft side luggage not an option?
    jip, lot of money to have one less key .....



    soft luggage - ONLY if it comes with PROPER STEEL BRACKETS .... too many bikers have DIED when the soft laggage shifts and gets into the back tire !!



    for hard core off roading the soft luggage handles the small spills better - the hard laggage can take a scrape or two before it cracks and breaks.

    for town riding, the hrad laggage is MUCH better. the security it offers is NEEDED when you cart stuff along on your daily commute.

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    For sure. Saddle bags are useless. Ideal combination would be hard panniers for town, and soft luggage that fits to the same mounting frame for playing. But, as usual, the ideal solution is the most expensive.
    For going over stuff:
    2006 Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi


    Ex:2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi

    For going around bendy bits:
    2006 Mazda RX8

    For getting dirty:
    2008 KTM 300 XC-W
    2001 Raptor 660 - slightly fiddled with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint_Hemi View Post
    The first time you approach a corner, it's a little unsettling. Almost feels like the bike is going to keep going straight. So yes, only for straight road use.
    hehehehe ...

    few years back we did a weekend trip Cape to Knysna, two RT's.

    On the way back Christo was leading the way. When we got to those sweepers on the N2 just outside Caledon he had misjudged his speed - on CC, and only realised to late how long these curves were ...


    only option to power out of it .... leaving a 30m long Rossie black line through the sweeper ..... WISH I had a dash cam for that one



    another friend had one of these throttle grips things on his 800, and had a bad accident outside Calitzdorp .... somehow the throttle grip did not fully release and pushed the bike over the cliff !!!





    bu all means, I LOVE CC, but you need to be very aware of the conditions and how the CC changes the bakies handling !!!!!

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    Default Re: Cruise control on BMW bikes

    For the older pre 1996 airhead twin BMW's there's a little throttle lock friction screw you can fit. I have the flip a lever version that can be flipped on and off, you adjust the friction strength when setting up initially. Nice thing is you can throttle off suddenly if needed without having to flip the lever as its friction based. I don't use it much though as theres hardly a straight road to be found in this country. A little modification can be made to the throttle springs on the carbs to make them lighter which can take some of the strain off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyknocker View Post
    I looked at the paddle last week. Is there anybody that uses it? Does it work?
    I wouldn't be without it - they are awesome
    Where are they?
    How many of them were there?
    How fast were they going?
    What direction were they headed in?
    I must find them..........I am their leader

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    Default Re: Cruise control on BMW bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Why do you say this Johan, I have used throttle locks for years

    this type http://www.kaoko.com/c90/R1200GS.aspx

    and they work very well, especially when I stand on the seat and do the Titanic thing. Had my first one on my RT and then subsequent bikes since. i actually prefer them to a cruise control, why say irresponsible.
    Also use a Kaoko on my R1200GS Trophy. A relatively cheap DIY install that works well. Don't find it unsafe at all.

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