This is a seriously slick setup. Do you know if the MC cruise works with manual trannies?As an ancient (77) I was able to extend my riding years by buying a 2017 Africa Twin (DCT) and fitting McCruise. Wonderful 20k highwaymiles last year, many 400+ mile days.
From Yellowknife, NWT, to Oregon/California coast, to Pensacola, FL, US Rockies etc.
DCT saves any discomfort in left wrist and fingers from clutch action. MCCruise saves my right hand and wrist from always having to hold the grip while riding. No need to keep checking your speed. Holds set speed up the grades. Not upset by DCT gear changes.
I really value the MCCruise solution. Pricey, $900 including shipping from Australia, but worth it for me. It is now cheaper ($600?) for 2019 AT with fly-by-wire throttle.
A Scottoiler saves having to crawl under the bike every evening.
Most of the time, riding with relaxed posture, with one or both hands resting lightly over the grips; often my right hand is off the bars. The AT runs straight without effort. I use knees to grip the tank for frame leverage.
Right hand is too busy with twelve buttons and switches. I count Parking brake, Up-shift, Traction control, Cruise Set, Res, On/off, Headlight hi/low/flash, Display select, Display set, Horn, Turn signals, Down-shift, and finally selector for Koso Apollo heated grips.
Garmin Montana GPS and tire pressure monitor mounted high up, near line of sight. And other comfort/convenience fittings. The Garmin mount is now braced by a small fastener through the screen. Takes the load off the bar below.
Back in the 60's Triumphs came with a small screw under the throttle, and you could adjust this to counteract the spring in the throttle body. I think most of us rode around with non-return throttles and I'm not sure whether it caused any extra accidents (of course DCT didn't exist then).Id give an upvote for the Kaoko. Had one on my 2017AT since new. Any stretch of road with constant speed of more than 1min and I use it.
Seems a little scary to have any kind of device that counteracts the spring loading of your throttle but it takes no time before you would never part with it.
Fantastic and simple device that solves a huge problem for the AT on highways.
..... oh yeah and I forgot to mention one other big advantage of riding like this (with the throttle stabiliser permanently set to friction). It's so easy to change between any of the DCT modes. When touring I usually drive in relaxed D-mode but if I want to overtake I like to put it in S2. It's slightly easier to do this on the 18 model rather than the 16 model, but it's so easy if the throttle doesn't move while you change. I think this would be even more relevant if you prefer to change from auto to Manual to overtake as the M button is now where it used to be on the 16 bike - a very long thumb stretch away.I have just completed 1200 miles in the Scottish Highlands, and I left the cruise control ON all the time.
Mine is the Kaoko and I followed my own advice in the post above and left it on a mild friction setting for the entire time. Wow has that helped relaxed riding!! I'm going to leave it set like this permanently because after a few hundred miles I realised I wasn't gripping the throttle tightly and a pain that usually developed in my left elbow after long rides just wasn't happening.