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Discussion in 'How-To' started by scubaman15, May 27, 2008.

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  1. scubaman15

    scubaman15 Well-Known Member

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    Just some photos and my impression of this WONDERFUL PRODUCT!!!!!
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    First off Thanks Tom Great Service and Very well thought out product!
    I was not thinking I would see this till next week but hear it was when I got home today and I ripped into it ...I looked at the directions and I first thought dam this might be a bit of hassle....so I took out some tools and got started ...The directions are great and most anyone can do this ,it would help if you had some help but I work by myself most days and thought go for it ...I won't give a step my step but I will give my impressions ... First off the dredded Circuit board plug ..man they give you about one inch to play with and its a bitch but doable [​IMG]
    The Snap rings mentioned in the other How to stated you remove them DO NOT ...just do as the instructions tell you and use WD40 and wiggle they pop right off ..





    Cover the bike with a blanket if your working by yourself! The Jig is well thought out and hell it even comes with its own Tap :up: Cool

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    After getting it in place and snugging just drill away "I bit scarry" its 30 grand afterall :lol:
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    But the kit is well thought out and my hats off to you Tom you did a great job with this !!!!!
    Then use the same jig with bushing removed to tap new drilled hole
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    Now you have the job half finished ,get the "Cartridge" out apply a bit of Locktite ..most of us will already have this but HELL it even comes with Locktite ...way to go Tom. screw it in ..
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    Unbolt the half's and then the Fun begins, its Fun because you have to juggle the Master Cylinder and the cables and it would be a help to have a second set of hands hear but it can be done and it took me about 45mins total !!
    The last thing you do is install the leaver use a bit of the locktite on this screw and read instructions on how to adjust Simple !!! I wish I had this on the Myrtle ride but I will now!!! ..I still have to clean up tools ,but it works like a charm ..and looks good too.
    Two Tips Clean up with Low powered air pressure if you have it if not some air in a can used for cleaning keyboards will work!

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    Also mark the cables to make putting back easyier ...and hold off Drinking that Beer till you finish
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    I hope this helps ... :up: Have fun and I look fwd to hearing how the other 19 kits go on .. :2thumbs:
     
  2. RenoMoe

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    Thanks for the "how to!" Awaiting the arrival of my system!

    UPDATE: Arrived in mail this afternoon.......Thanks for the pics again...makes life much easier!:2thumbs:
     
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  3. scubaman15

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    Get your riding bud to help ...If she was hear I never would have got it done!!! :eek:
     
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    Thanks for the how to:2thumbs:

    V
     
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    Sweet how-to!

    *runs to check the mail*
     
  6. barhopper

    barhopper Another round please

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    Just opened mine from the mail lady. Looks like I have something to do.
     
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    good work Scuba - last time I had mine apart i dropped one of the brass ferules from the throttle cables into the bars - slippery little fuckers!
     
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    Great job

    Thanks for the good review of my product and great job installing. As for the drilling, I get that response a lot (HOLY *$#%) just before I start drilling but it really is easy to do.

    Your's is the new low profile version, no spring exposed like on the original, much cleaner looking and should be easier to operate too. I'm going to send new parts to all who got the original. I think it's a much cleaner look.
     
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    you're a good man Tom
     
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    great "how-to" scuba, just got mine and installed and working like a champ. Thanks Tom.
     
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    I didn't even look here when I posted the pics of how I did mine on the other thread. good work
     
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    Just did mine, something must have been screwed up as the clamp bar sat right behind the hole and I drilled into it. I had to pull the jig to run the tap, glad I was paying attention or I would have hosed the hole! The directions aren't clear as to where the white spacers go, I had them on the outside (couldn't get them on the inside) and the bar kept sitting flush against the inside of the control area right behind the holes...anyway, get her in! Definitely NOT a one person job, made the fiance hold the control! :D
     
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    I can't wait to get home and check the mail...:whoop:


    It has arrived....:2thumbs:
     
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    :up: Nice Job.
     
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    Great how to and pics Scuba!!!!!
     
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    I posted this in the other thread and copied it here so that people could see the other pictures and have all the pics in one place.


    I got mine today and did the install. First thing is that the instructions are pretty explicit so follow them. The pics are just how I did it.


    First I removed the grip and seperated the pieces then removed the switch plate. flipped the whole unit upside down and secured it to the bar with some bungies that I had laying around. Then I mounted the halves together.

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    That wasn't working so I did it again with a rag in between the handle bars and the master cylinder

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    then I mounted the Jig

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    and turned the handlebar so I could drill the whole


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    drilled and tapped using the jig. Take your time drilling and the metal piece in the jig did spin so I held it while operating the drill.

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    cleaned everything (believe me I did)

    reassembled per the instructions

    and here is how it works

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    I just got my new version and can't wait to install it. I also got my discount with the new one!!!!! Thank you Cruise-Mate!!!! :flag: :up:
     
  18. RenoMoe

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    Again, thanks for the pictures and the extra info on the install. THe instructions were great, but I'm a visual learner and that made life much easier

    Cruise-MAte is a must have for any BigDog distant riders - IT offers the simplest method to lock the throttle and is easily adjustable. The kit contained all the tools I needed for the install - which is a rare thing nowadays with after market products.

    Thanks for the great customer service!
     
  19. KnotSo

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    Did mine tonight.
    Was not sure about the spacers and had to look at all the posts here to figure it out.
    Only thing is that once done, it feels loose, not tight, and there is a bit of a gap between the controls and the bar?
    I will take it back apart monday night and take another look see.

    Nice kit though.:cheers:
     
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    I'm doing mine tomorrow, thanks for all the posts and pictures. :2thumbs:
     
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