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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:27 pm 
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is there any way to easily/quickly jury rig a cruise controle ? has anyone tried this ?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:35 pm 
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Ask your wife/rider to remind you about your speed :razz:


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 Post subject: i know...go slow...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:28 pm 
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its so hard to keep the speed down, i have a leadfoot on the highway, i'm trying. i was thinking of some sort of simple mech device that could easily be employed/disengaged. maybe something like a handicap control...trouble is my metro will do 85 if you don't keep off it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:21 pm 
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1 inch square wood block
glue to underside of pedal
trim as nessary to increase speed
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
you could try using a manual choke
cable with a spring on the end of the
throtle cable allowing you to accelerate if nessary
BUT that would set your min. rpm, setting up
the possibility of a crash or engine overspeed
with the clutch pushed in !!!!!!! :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:14 pm 
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i'll have to make sure its safe, dont want to do anything to dangerous.


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brick


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Low RPM shift light? Or a shift light connected to the VSS?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:05 am 
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http://www.brandsplace.com/0002-ccs100.html

Aftermarket cruise control. They work pretty well for the $ (not super expensive)

Get a vaccum canister for it on a metro though. I used one from a chevy van.

Jim


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Rigging up a makeshift cruise control is probably not the best idea. Even when adding an aftermarket one, you must watch what you are doing to avoid having the throttle stick open.


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87t1 wrote:
Ask your wife/rider to remind you about your speed :razz:


LordBlitz wrote:
brick


LMAO nice technology there!

Rostra makes a kit for geo's!

Personally as my funny I was thinking a string tied to the gas pedal. just tie it off where you think it will hold your speed best :-P


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LordBlitz wrote:
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Under the pedal, or over? :lol:

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maybe a lever thing with an arm to apply pressure to the pedal from above, like a handicap lever. very simple and easy to flip off to slow down.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:12 am 
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joemetro2000 wrote:
maybe a lever thing with an arm to apply pressure to the pedal from above, like a handicap lever. very simple and easy to flip off to slow down.


My bus has a pull switch like a manual choke type pull handle. It is a simple cable lock, you could buy a manual choke from pep boys for about $13.00 and rig it to apply friction to the throttle cable.

MM


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:24 pm 
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I installed an Audiovox cruise control about 6 months ago. Bought it from Murry's for about 125. I love it and it works great. Just be sure you set it up right.


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Something like what they have on gas pump handles would work only you would need real fine increments.


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While the $125 for an Audiovox CC unit can be a little bit of a stretch for some folks, it is only a little bit more work to put in than a makeshift one. The Audiovox unit will keep your speed steady, not like the little rises in speed you'll get with going down any hill and a throttle 'lock device'. The regular CC unit will also allow you to hit the brake at any time and it will automatically disconnect itself. If you forgot you had your throttle locked and have a panic stop, you might have a problem.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:19 pm 
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turbobob_01 wrote:
I installed an Audiovox cruise control about 6 months ago. Bought it from Murry's for about 125. I love it and it works great. Just be sure you set it up right.


What was the install time? Pictures?


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