Received the McCruise yesterday morning. Very fast shipping considering it came from Australia and had to go through customs. Won’t have time to start the install for a few weeks.Well folks. I did it. Pulled the trigger on a McCruise cruise control. Expensive but for my travels, its going to be money well spent. $1297 AU equates to $938 US with shipping. I’ll let you know how installation goes.
These are the ones I listed in an article I wrote nine years ago (www.billanddot.com/adding-rivco-led-mirrors.html), and some may not be valid now. They range from fancy (programmable) to basic:While I have tupperware off and am installing the McCruise I want to add a Fuze Block.
Looking for recommendations for a fuze block to be mounted in place of the tool kit.
Thanks Dave.LeDude has a good one drawn up.
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If adding relays here is a 6 relay and 6 fuse box. $18 from Amazon
Thanks for all the info. Very helpful.These are the ones I listed in an article I wrote nine years ago (www.billanddot.com/adding-rivco-led-mirrors.html), and some may not be valid now. They range from fancy (programmable) to basic:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/powerhub2-fuse-block-master-ground-block-and-wiring-harness-for-motorcyclesThe Neutrino power distribution module replaces several monitoring and electrical devices within your vehicle. Our technology includes smartphone integration.www.neutrinoblackbox.com
It's hard to go wrong with any of these, especially the basic ones. I have an Eastern Beaver PC-8 in my current (on-the-market) '08 Exec, and I've never found any fault with products I've ordered from Eastern Beaver. I have also used some more basic DIY-type of blocks before that. My buddy had a BMW dealership install a fuse block for him on his RT some years back, and the dealer's tech chose a Centech. And the Fuzeblocks block has also been around for years, is in widespread use, and presumably perfected.
If you want utmost simplicity, and don't care about relays, for instance, but just don't want to glom up battery terminals, I've used the Powerlet Termin-8 (www.powerlet.com/product/termin8-easier-than-fuseblock/409) on one bike, and heartily recommend it. But that's not really a fuse block, so back to your question.
More importantly, to my mind, is where you put the block. I've always decided to put a block in the area that I will be adding most electrical farkles. This has meant, for me, putting the block up front, where I'll add voltmeters, extra lights, maybe a horn, and so forth. To me, this simplifies (and shortens) wire runs, and just makes life easier. Yep, this also entails making one (1) run of a pair of beefy wires -- say, 10-gauge, hot-side-fused -- from wherever the battery is to the fuse box. To me, that's a worthwhile trade-off, even if the battery is far from the block.
Lotsa pics will help future installers here, so you'll indeed be doing the community a good deed, providing a good service. Congrats on getting the cruise (and, some have said to me, over the years, regarding such spending: it only hurts once).Starting the install of the McCruise. Have read the directions twice so it is time. Removed all required tupperware. Pulling the battery compartment tomorrow (not required). Then removing 2mm of metal from the rear side of the handlebar clamps (for the CIU.cable interface unit bracket) and from the lower part of the left brake lever and brake reservoir clamp ( for the cruise controller). Will then mount the electric throttle servo. This requires drilling one large and four small holes in the right hand lower glove box.(the one that locks).
Pics to follow.
HaHaHa. Never noticed them. I agree. They are history.Lotsa pics will help future installers here, so you'll indeed be doing the community a good deed, providing a good service. Congrats on getting the cruise (and, some have said to me, over the years, regarding such spending: it only hurts once).
Good luck with the project!
- That's a very clean and tidy workspace you have there. Congrats on that, too.
- I've removed the entire seat that way on a 650 or two. Gets it completely out of the way, but as I recall is a real PITA to put back (just to forewarn you).
- Live your life the way you want to, of course ... but if it were my bike, I'd get rid of those ugly glove-box warning labels, followed by some goop-off.