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Old 01-02-2010, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As a new member I've looked at the posts on this topic but have not found my answer. The cruise control on my 1992 GL1500 SE will come on but won't set at any speed. I've checked all the switches and they seem to be ok. I replaced the sending unit behind the speedometer but that didn't help. Anyone have any ideas? Thank you.
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Most common fault is the levers ,ie clutch or brake lever .There are micro switches on them for the cruise and either the owners replace the original levers with chrome ones or the original levers wear and do not operate the micro switches ,Check the levers and the rear foot brake .. Ciaran
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I recently found my foot brake was preventing mine from setting. I have floorboards and the way my foot was resting against it was the cause. Make sure you push out on the hand brake and use your toe to lift up on the foot brake and see if it sets for you before you do anything else.
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If it's not the switches it is probably a bad vacuum line to the actuator.
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left clutch lever might need a tube spacer...left switch needs to be normally open and you can use a piece of fuel line and slip it on the post to hold it open
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When you say the cruise control comes on I assume you mean the cruise on light illuminates but the 'Set' light doesn't. There's another switch involved with the cruise control, it's the throttle shut off switch. It's located down by the carbs where the throttle cables attach. All told counting the clutch switch, front brake switch, rear brake switch and the throttle switch there are four switches that have to work properly for the cruise to be set. If all those are working right then the problem could be in the wiring to the ECU which is the brains of the outfit. I don't think a broken vacuum line or bad vacuum control solenoids would cause this problem. If it was caused by those two failures I believe the 'Set' light would still light up even though the cruise control would still fail to work.
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When you say the cruise control comes on I assume you mean the cruise on light illuminates but the 'Set' light doesn't. There's another switch involved with the cruise control, it's the throttle shut off switch. It's located down by the carbs where the throttle cables attach. All told counting the clutch switch, front brake switch, rear brake switch and the throttle switch there are four switches that have to work properly for the cruise to be set. If all those are working right then the problem could be in the wiring to the ECU which is the brains of the outfit. I don't think a broken vacuum line or bad vacuum control solenoids would cause this problem. If it was caused by those two failures I believe the 'Set' light would still light up even though the cruise control would still fail to work.
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Thank you all so much for your quick replies. Some of the suggestions I've tried, but other suggestions I hadn't considered or had not tried. Thank you again.
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There is 1 Micro switch that works off the foot break that's way down by the lower frame and exhaust pipe on that side.. It's hard to see let o lone get to.. There are only 2 screws that hold it in place.. If they just come lose it will keep the cruise from setting...
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Thank you Foodman....that is another suggestion that I will try.
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