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Is there an adjustment for the cruse contol on a 2008 GL to take out some of the lag?

I know there is an adjustment on the earlier models, can't seem to locate it on the 2008.

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Procedure is about the same as on the older models, top shelter removal varies but here it is in short;

1. Remove the top cover and reveal the Cruise adjuster.
2. Loosen the locknut and start the engine.
3. Wind the long adjuster out until the idle speed goes up, then wind it back in 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn.
Tighten the lock nut.
Replace the top cover and take a test ride.

You will know your cruise needs adjusting if the speed of the Wing drops when you press the cruise SET button. If it holds when you press the set button, then leave it alone.
 

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Just adjusted it.

Works great now, almost instant, no real noticeable lag!

Thanks for the info.

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LDCSTEVE, I have a 08 gl1800 also. I understand how to make the adjustment. I wonder how you got the plastic cover away from the cable. this is the piece that is attached to the ignition key area and further forward right near the top cowl.
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I assume you are refering to the piece around the ignition? If so it just pops off. Use something under it that wont scratch. I use an old feeler guage, slide it under and it just pops off. Use the feeler guage under the right and left cowl trim as well, slides under without scratchng.

By the way I tried the "Honda" way of adjusting the lag. Turn until the RPM's increase the back off 3/4 turn. You need to back off at least 1-1/2 complete turns after the idle increases or the bike will speed up when you engage it then back down to the speed you selected. Could be dangerous if you are notexpecting it.

When adjusted correctly it should only be about a 1/2 second lag. It took me three times to get it right, so ride the bike before you put everything back together.

Good luck.

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LDCSteve wrote:
I assume you are refering to the piece around the ignition? If so it just pops off. Use something under it that wont scratch. I use an old feeler guage, slide it under and it just pops off. Use the feeler guage under the right and left cowl trim as well, slides under without scratchng.

By the way I tried the "Honda" way of adjusting the lag. Turn until the RPM's increase the back off 3/4 turn. You need to back off at least 1-1/2 complete turns after the idle increases or the bike will speed up when you engage it then back down to the speed you selected. Could be dangerous if you are notexpecting it.

When adjusted correctly it should only be about a 1/2 second lag. It took me three times to get it right, so ride the bike before you put everything back together.

Good luck.

Hope this helps.



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Yep, I did all the work removing the cowl, etc etc. Backed off about 3/4 turn and put it all back together... Now I have the 2 or 3 mph increase, and it does jump! Now I am trying to find the enthusiasm to do it all over again. The bright side of it is that I am getting quick at it.
 
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