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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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New Kingpin owner and questions

Purchased a "new to me" 2004 Kingpin with 11,000 miles on it. I already have a question. Can the newer electronic cruise control be made to work with the older bikes?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 02:35 PM
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CONGRATS on upgrading to a Victory.

After several Metric bikes, I went for the 2009 Kingpin Low.

Mine is pre-wired for cruise control and the mechanic at my dealership quoted me a very high price for the cruise control plus a few hours labor so I decided to not get the cruise control yet.

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I did a lot of reading on this a couple years ago when I got my Pin.
My conclusion was that you cannot easily add electronic cruise control.
That is why a lot of people use a throttle lock.
I did however find one you could make work.It requires the addition of a vacuum canister though.I think it was made by Audiovox.CCs100?maybe

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Just brought home 2011 kingpin 8ball. Is this bike suppose to have a heel toe shifter? I have to admit, on the ride home, my transmission was doing some funny things. At stop, I had a very hard time getting into 1st. Once I got moving, the power was nice. Also, when I was in 3rd or 4th it would pop into neutral on its own. Not sure i'm liking this compared to the 2010 I had...Any one else having these issues? The dealer is picking up the bike tomorrow.....
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Purchased a "new to me" 2004 Kingpin with 11,000 miles on it. I already have a question. Can the newer electronic cruise control be made to work with the older bikes?
The Cruise control is not available for the older models. I think the 09 is the first year they started pre-wiring them. There are some good mechanical ones on the market though. I know Victory only has them.

If I were to get the cruise control installed, it is required to get the tach also.
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Just brought home 2011 kingpin 8ball. Is this bike suppose to have a heel toe shifter? I have to admit, on the ride home, my transmission was doing some funny things. At stop, I had a very hard time getting into 1st. Once I got moving, the power was nice. Also, when I was in 3rd or 4th it would pop into neutral on its own. Not sure i'm liking this compared to the 2010 I had...Any one else having these issues? The dealer is picking up the bike tomorrow.....
It is just a couple of adjustments they can make for it to ride right. Don't worry.
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what about the heel/toe shifter, this should be standard correct?
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mechanical cruise control available from conquest customs for about $80.00.
supposedly works great....on my wish list

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what about the heel/toe shifter, this should be standard correct?
Should be.
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mechanical cruise control available from conquest customs for about $80.00.
supposedly works great....on my wish list
I went to the site but did not see the cruise control. Could you please post a link?
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