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Old 09-21-2008, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

My cruise control doesn't always work.

I press the on button (dash light comes on)and then when I press the set button (second light doesn't come on) it doesn't always set the speed etc.

Any ideas where to start looking


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Old 09-21-2008, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Crezz,
mine does the same thing, I have to push the clutch lever out with the back of my fingers, just so it goes all the way out, then the cruise will kickin when I press the switch again. I think my problems may be in the bushing in the lever. Others will be along with a more definitive answer.
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I'm with you on the no work sometimes. Like today, pressed it in light on, but no "set" it wasn't until about 3 hours later that it finially "set". I can go for days and it will work correctly, the first time.
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The manual has all the videos covering the cruise control system, including trouble shooting.
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You might try spraying the micro switches with contact cleaner while you work them.. If that doesn't work take a look at how much play you have on the clutch and brake levers.. The bushings there do wear and if they get loose the CC won't set....
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My '94 does the same thing. Was out riding this weekend & pushed the Set button a couple of times & the light blinked & did not engage. Pushed outon the brake lever & it worked fine. Then when I hit a couple of bumps it disengages. One rider told me he replaced the microswitch on the hand brake & it took care of the problem. I haven't taken the time to do that yet.
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When your cruise does not want to engage, try applying the front brake and/or the rear brake. The connection sometimes wants to read as though you have the brakes applied which cancels the cruise and this will free up that circuit. Tap the front 1st (which is usually the culprit with mine) and try the cruise. Works every time for me.
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Hi Crezz,
mine does the same thing, I have to push the clutch lever out with the back of my fingers, just so it goes all the way out, then the cruise will kickin when I press the switch again. I think my problems may be in the bushing in the lever. Others will be along with a more definitive answer.
Tried pushing out the levers with backs of fingers, made no difference, will need to investigate further

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watch the videos, it will save you time in trying to fix it.
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You might try spraying the micro switches with contact cleaner while you work them.. If that doesn't work take a look at how much play you have on the clutch and brake levers.. The bushings there do wear and if they get loose the CC won't set....
OK, so this worked for my case. I took it all apart today. Used the contact cleaner on both sides. Did the micro switches and the switches.They goin and out so much easier now. I even did the lights, horn, hazard switch. And - it works. I turned it on and off today over 100 miles several times and it was consistently working. I hope I have no more problems with it. Oh, and for some reason it also fixed my surging that accompanied this problem. It stays steady give or take 3 miles an hour instead of 5 to 7 miles an hour.
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