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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1981 GL1100 that has an aftermarket electronic cruise that doesn't work. I haven't been able to find any information about it, and I was wondering if anyone here recognizes it and might know where I can get schematics for it. The red "power" light flashes when I hit the brakes, but the green "engage light does not come on. Also, there is a red wire that is not hooked up anywhere.

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Looks like a mess! Now where have I seen that before??????LOL

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I wonder if that's an old Markland. I think you'd be better off getting a new Audiovox 100. They're like a hundred $ or so, and really work well. The Audiovox servo is a bit large, so one has to be creative to hide it.

The red light, with brake activation, doesn't sound right. Normally that's either power, or ready. The green may not set till you get to a certain speed. Where's the magnets, and how many?

I didn't see the turn signal type switch, so, it's not a Markland. Maybe an old auto unit of some type. There used to be a big maker of those, in Texas, years ago, but every car made started coming out with them as standard equip, so they give it up. they did aftermarket A.C.'s too I wanna say A R E !! or is it A E R, or something like that? ARA, is a possibility. Yes, that's it. Do some research on ARA cruise.


Also, look into the Rostra stuff. The electric cruise servo is more compact than vacuum, but costs more, too.

http://www.brandondist.com/products/cruise.htm

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I'd junk the old unit and replace it with an all electric unit.Rostra and Audiovox make an all electric cruise control, no vacuum actuator. Both units are one piece, the actuator and control electronics are in one box. I just installed a Rostra in my truck,quick and easy. For a bike these are much better since you don't need to find space for a vacuum accumulator and actuator. The Audiovox unit is a bit smaller than the Rostra. I don't know the price of the Audiovox but I got my Rostra for around $140 or so on line.

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Thanks Oregonwinger and exavid!
I might think about replacing the cruise one day, but was thinking I might be able to salvage this one in the mean time. That's why I was looking for schematics. Until then, I'll just use the vista cruise.

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The ARA is long out of business, so parts, schematics are going to be scarce, if that is the brand. Good luck on that.

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