Tony / Frank,
FYI - installation completed, test ride completed, had to adjust the throttle cables, got those sync’d and then did a 10 mile test ride in a fine mist. Works wonderfully! Kicking myself in the arse for not doing this several years ago!
Install went smoothly, diagnostic test revealed I had crossed a wire connection at the tail light, figured that out and all was well.
Thank you for your assistance with the wiring pin out issue, my fault, but we managed to get this done in 9 hours time, we’re slow, but precise.
Working like a charm, looks good, operates better than anticipated, looking forward to many miles of cruise control riding!
Kevin, UK 2, October 2015
Just a quick note to thank you for a great product! I finished my install today and though I still have to perform the initial throttle throw calculation it worked flawlessly. I most appreciated your quick support and rapid response to my email questions. Tony, I rarely see emails sent out from a manufacturer at 7:30 am, impressive!
I posted a short install story on ADV Rider and am sending you the link. I had no problems with the install thanks to your quick response to my emails. Your wonderful and very complete instructions allowed for an error free installation.
I especially like the adjustability built into your product too, should I ever need them. Great product and top quality service!
Sincerely, Mike, Arkansas – USA 21 August, 2014
Hi Tony and Frank, Thanks so much for the great job you have done with the cruise control on my 2013 BMW G650GS. It works brilliantly, holding the set speed very accurately. It cuts out in an instant when the clutch is pulled in for a gear change. Press "resume" for instant speed resumption. It certainly adds to a relaxed motorcycling experience. It is good to be able to take the the throttle hand off every now and then and give it a shake. I look forward to giving it a good workout on an upcoming long trip in the Australian outback.
Kind regards, Jim.
Melbourne, Australia (July 2014)
ADAPTED BMW F800ST kit for F800S
Tony: (BMW F800S) Holy Cats!
That's the best money I've ever spent. Went in with only minor issues. Passed diagnostics and off I went. I just drove from Arizona to Oregon (1200 miles) on the most pleasurable ride I've ever had. The freedom to not keep checking the speedometer and just enjoy the ride is amazing. It's programed with the perfect mixture of aggressiveness and smoothness. I swear it's paid for itself already in speeding tickets I did not get. I also think I get quite better gas mileage.
At first I had trouble with it kicking off until I realized my foot was sliding down between the foot peg and brake causing it to kick off. Zero problems after that. (The "resume" seems a bit picky sometimes.) I'll write up the differences between the ST and S with some pictures I took and pass that along. Regardless I'd advertise it works fine with the S.
Thanks for literally doubling the fun of two wheels.
Kyle, Arizona, USA (Aug 2010)
Hi Tony and Frank,
Just got back from my "Up the Guts Tour". From Melbourne, via Mildura, Port Pirie and the southern Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta and up the Stuart Hwy through Coober Pedy, Glendambo, Erldunda, Yulara, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Mataranka and finally Darwin. The total journey has been approximately 5600 Kms and the Cruise Control was a godsend, reducing fatigue and the constant necessity to keep checking my speedo as well as saving fuel.
I would highly recommend MCCruise.
Hi Frank and Tony,
Just a quick note to let you know that I have now been on a number of rides from commuting to 400k day rides and the Cruise Control is functioning perfectly. It's already saved me from a fine with the CC set to 80KPH in a construction zone with a concealed speed camera only spotted once past. Again thanks.
Glenn Wainrib, Victoria, Australia (April 2011)
Wow! Fantastic Kit and instructions. Installed in about 5 hours and works perfectly! The only negative is that the instructions refer to clutch switch wiring and set-up which confused me for a few minutes until I realised that is what the Tach-sensor is doing. Will be recommending your product to all I know. Well Done!
Craig Hunter Valley NSW (Oct 2013)
I just wanted to drop you a line on your great product.
The installation instructions couldn't have been any more detailed. Very well thought out! The install was a breeze with such detailed instructions and the unit works perfectly. It is so refreshing in this age of internet business to find a product that is exactly what it's claimed to be. I installed this unit myself. When I was reading my own wiring diagrams and schematic and running down possible sites to tap the wiring harness, I found that your suggested locations were perfect!
You guys definitely had done an actual model specific fitting, no generalizations.
Dave, Memphis, TN, USA (July 2009)
We have installed two of these units - one on my 2006 R1150GS-Adv and one on my partners 2007 R1200GS-Adv.
We did this to assess the products for performance and viability of import. They work very well when adjusted and set up correctly. BMW dealers are incorrect when assuming there will be warranty issues on the CAN bus system there is no impact on the electrics at all when installed as MCCruise recommends.
Also, on the 1200 there is no splicing of throttle cables like there is on the 1150, so even less impact on the standard equipment on the bike. The install is still pretty time-consuming and complex, and even though my mechanical skills are good I would rather have my technician do it for me as he has done several and knows how to fine-tune the system once installed too.
Although it is less time on the 1200 the unit costs more than the 1150, making our installed price of either unit the same. We are charging $1395 for either unit installed, including the unit. The 1200 installs very cleanly with the vacuum unit located under the seat where the charcoal canister mounts.
P. MacLachlan, BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County, Ca. USA
The installation on the R1200GS Adventure went flawlessly. Everything worked as advertised. I'm going to see if I can get several clients together to get on board for K1200S cruise control, possibly 5 or 6.
Bill, Parts Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Daytona, Fl. USA
This device is the only way to have cruise control.
I used the friction method from Wunderlich before and found it limited. I then saw these guys in Cycle Torque magazine (Australia), checked their web site and low and behold there was a picture of a BMW R1200GS with the Cruise Control installed. It is so good it looks genuine BMW. I have an R1200GS. My pulse rate went up when I discovered that it was true and I ordered one the next day direct. The package arrived when I was travelling on business, but on returning home I immediately booked my local BMW dealer to install the system. Well....it is absolutely perfect. I can cruise on the unfortunately boring but some times necessary freeways and motorways with ease. No more cramped or tingling right hand. I can relax and enjoy the scenery. I would deny this publicly but I can even cruise with no hands.
The support offered during installation to the mechanics and myself, but not required, from Frank is exceptional. I have never seen this type of support before. I totally recommend this locally designed and manufactured Australian product for your motorcycle. I ride on a wide variety of surfaces and conditions, from dirt to race track days and it has not let me down. Although not often used on track days ;-).
I can not rave enough about how good it is. Just do it. Thanks,
Paul McWilliam, Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Thanks for sending the cruise control for my 07 GSA. I just got back from a 6000 km. ride to the southern U.S. which I completed in eight days.
I wouldn't have been able to do that kind of mileage without my right wrist falling off if it hadn't of been for your product. It worked flawlessly.
Ron, British Columbia, Canada (Sep 2007)