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    Cruise Control

    Has anyone thought about Cruise control for the for the MSX 4 strokes?
    The drive by wire set up for this looks like it could be acheived. I beleive the ME7.4.4 in road going vehicles has this feature.
    I would be great to maintain a steady speed while towing and when stuck in speed restricted areas.

    Just a thought, dont shoot me


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    How do you foresee the user interface working?

    Use existing buttons and throttle lever, or add something extra on the handlebars?

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    A good idea for people on a long cruise.
    A bad idea for people with no common sense. I think the liability involved with taking throttle control away from constant attention will cause problems.

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    Cruise Control is available on a few high end new PWC.

    The method they use is to set the speed, then pin the throttle lever. As long as the lever is held, the speed is maintained. Release the lever, and the engine goes to idle.

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    My idea would be an extra switch on the handle bar, once up to the desired speed enable the cruise function - hit again for dissable if it can be configured that way.I did think obout how yamaha do it but too compicated (and my wife likes to give her hand a rest on long slow areas)for me and a simple system - in an emergency you would have to rely on the stop button or lanyard. You could put a sensor on the reverse lever as well.
    I would be happy with a simple set up, the situations that i would use it in would be assesed for risk. I agree a simple set up like this could not be trusted to all users.

    Cheers

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    clothespins

    I use clothes pins, just clip them on the cable between the handle and the pad, I carry several of different thicknesses for different speeds, works great for thse long 120 milers. Lately I just carry some tape when I ride with Seagoat on his RXT-X. just tape the handle to the bars and the goat still rides into the sunset.


    smokewagon.

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    Smokewagon, thanks for the idea I will give it a try this weekend. Simple solutions are sometimes overlooked.

    Cheers

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