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Reviewed by: wildman (coloradosky)
Reviewed for: 04 1100 Shadow Sabre
Used for: > 1 year
Overall Rating: 5
Ease of install: 3
Would buy again: yes
While riding on trips of over 600 miles per day with my throttle hand getting tired and numb, I decided it was time to invest in a cruise control. After much research, I settled on the BrakeAway cruise control unit. I installed it, spend a while adjusting it to properly disengage when braking, and eventually got it to a place where I thought it would work. Several tests and days later I took it out for a ride. It worked perfectly. On the second trip out, I was riding along and looked down to see the back part of the unit hanging down! When I got home, I found that I had neglected to tighten one screw which had vibrated out allowing the back part to pivot down. The rest of the BrakeAway was still secure. I went to the hardware to get a replacement screw as BrakeAway didn't know the size of the screw. Finally found the correct one, replaced it, and it has worked fine since then. When locking the BrakeAway cruise control, it maintains the proper speed on flat roads. However, where I live, we don't have too many of those so must unlock it and use the throttle. It sure will come in handy when riding in Kansas or Nebraska! I would not trade this product in on a different cruise control as this one looks great on the bike, functions well, and is reliable. I would recommend this to anyone considering a cruise control. Learn from my mistake - just remember to tighten EVERY screw!
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