Originally Posted by VictoryisMine!
I bought a XC 8-Ball last year, and was wondering if adding Cruise control was as simple as adding this:
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I know that there is a thread on here about the ability of adding Cruise to this bike (it was stated that it is possible), but there weren't really any specifics to what it entailed. Are there more pieces that would need to be added? Sorry for such a stupid question... I just can't seem to find much info on the subject.
I put it on my 2014 8 ball and everything needed came in the kit. The switch housing was chrome but I really never cared.
I was lucky enough to get a marked up set of instructions from another member that had a couple of short cuts in it.
It took a while but it all went on. The instructions near the end are pretty vague.
For instance they don't give you much info on locating the connector for the set/resume/on/off/accell/ decel switch that is located in the fairing.
Someone here posted a picture for me. I believe it was the only connector of that type in the fairing but it sure helped to have a picture to put my mind at ease. It seemed like most connectors in there had a label except that one.
Another thing was that when reassembling the exhaust I needed to refer to the manual for the details as they assume that you would know to do that and gave no detailed instructions of the order of reassembly. Now you know.
All that I wrote probably makes it sound worse than it was. All and all it went quite well and worked the first time.
I use the cruise every time I ride more than a few miles .
It's not the best cruise control unit by far but it is light years better than no cruise. I'd definitely do it again if I had one without cruise.
Sometimes that kit comes up quite cheaply on Ebay, or at least it used to.
Right after I bought mine I could have bought the kit for $100 less there.
Of course I had been looking for about 6 weeks and one never came up till I had my new one in hand.
You can also get it from a member who works for Honda Toledo East who frequents here. He gives members here a pretty good discount from MSRP, He saved me some money over buying it locally, no tax, shipped it promptly and I was really satisfied with the service I got.
Funny that they still haven't fixed that it fits both the XR and XC in their ad.