Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
1994 SE cruise control is not stable what would cause this it is hunting up and down not a lot but it didn't use to speedo cable is good
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,798 Posts
Can you describe in a little more detail as to what "not stable" means :????

Is the cruise hunting up and down, not engaging, disengaging???
 

·
Gregarious Greeter
Joined
·
16,809 Posts

Welcome:waving:BEO56
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
555 Posts
I solved mine by replacing a worn speedo cable that caused a "wobble" in my speedometer needle. Evidently the erratic information delivered by the not-so-smooth cable caused the cruise to not know if it needed to accelerate or slow down. The cruise would average a speed, but not hold it. Now it is dead on and smooth.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
296 Posts
Can you describe in a little more detail as to what "not stable" means :????

Is the cruise hunting up and down, not engaging, disengaging???
It could be a couple of things...but really does depend on what the issue is...
1. could be the speedo cable needing lubrication
2. could be any of the micro switches not properly engaging
3. could be the brass bushing on the clutch lever being worn and needing replacement
4. could be your right foot riding the brake

Provide more info on the "not stable" part...
 

·
Premium Member
1993 gl1500, 1976 gl1000
Joined
·
3,907 Posts
Could also be a vacuum leak. Probably the cable that goes from the vacuum module to the carb needs adjusting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
936 Posts
If "not stable" means holding speed and stays on cruise, but hunts, this is what mine is doing. I have a bounce in my spedometer from 0-20 mph. I had no spedometer a few months back, but I replaced the rubber thingy in the gearbox on side of wheel. Rubber nubs were torn. I like the idea of replacing the cable. Sounds like this would be my fix.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,607 Posts
It may be that the actuator arm cable needs adjustment. Service Manual 4-77 has the procedure. Solved my 'surging' issues.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
936 Posts
What is normal for cruise control? I used my cruise control for an hour or more over the weekend. When I first used it I thought it hunted for keeping a speed. This weekend, I watched the RPM and speed, but they were solid. I feel torque going on/off and thought this wasn't going to give me good gas mileage. After using it for over an hour, either I got use to the searching torque or it fixed itself. What is normal? A car has a smooth transition and I thought the bike was harsh. Now I got use to it or it did smooth out. How would someone explain their "smooth" cruise control? I first explained that mine was hunting, but the RPM and speed looked smooth, but my butt felt the torque on and off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
936 Posts
For me, I just changed my filters. The previous ones were not as people described old filters would look like. I just bought the bike in August, so I had lots to learn about the bike and what was/wasnt done.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top