Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
I had a mute switch stick, it's the same set up as the 4 way switch. A shot of WD freed it up three years ago and it's still working fine. The problem is all these switches need to be exercised once in a while.
The cruise control not setting or staying set is usually one of the four safety switches. There is one on the clutch lever, one on the brake lever, one on the rear brake and one more down by the carbs that shuts off the cruise if you close the throttle. The usual culprits are dirty switches on the clutch and/or brake lever or worn bushings on the levers. Try pushing outward on those levers just prior to setting the cruise and see if it makes any difference. If it does you've identified your problem. Worn switches can often be kept in business by gluing a small piece of pop can aluminum on the lever where it makes contact with the switch plunger.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT