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Having an issue with my cruise control set switch. After turning the system on, for a while the set switch would work intermintedly, but now I can push it in and it does not set at any speed. Any ideas what my problem might be? Thanks for your input.
 

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Check the brake light switches to make sure they are not locked on. It is very common on the rear. Also, check the cruise interlock switches. They are next to the brake switches.

If the switches are all working correctly, try cleaning the cruise set switch with some WD-40.
 

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So this switch can be taken apart and cleaned? Very easy to do?
 

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You can spray the switch with some contac cleaner (radio Shack offers some) -- but as Bike...and Dennis posts above, it's more likley to be one of the other switches --

You mention this behavior of the set switch being intermittant -- Did your cruise ever shut-off (disengage) for no apparant reason once you had it set ?
 

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jodell2 wrote:
Having an issue with my cruise control set switch. After turning the system on, for a while the set switch would work intermintedly, but now I can push it in and it does not set at any speed. Any ideas what my problem might be? Thanks for your input.
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/cruisecontrol.htm



Use this to try & diagonise your problem. I had the same problem & following the above instructions I found outthe micro switch for the front brake was out of alinement.....-Rich
 

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All the switches can be cleaned. The switch housing should be opened up to clean the set switch properly, but you shouldn't have to open the switch up unless there is a mechanical problem, like a weak spring.

Some people just spray that switch from the outside with some success. The switches by the foot brake would be the first thing I look at. 95% of the time that's where I find any cruise control problem I'm having. The brake light switch is just a weak link.
 

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The Link in Redeye's post is a good resource... Give that a go to see if you can narrow-down the failure.

I'm not certain as to why, but I usually suspect the clutch-switch first (try setting your cruise as you push "out" on your clutch lever...) -- there's a brass pivot bushing in the clutch hand-lever that pushes on the Clutch Master Cylinder push-rod... that bushing wears through, if not regularly lubricated causing the clutch lever to not push out far enough to actuate the clutch's cruise interlock switch... Like I said, I'm not sure why I look there first, but it does seem to be a predictable issue.
 

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Dont forget the clutch lever.

I had to press open either clutch or front brake lever for the cruise to activate.
 

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hi do the turn signals cancel on their own does the audio noise increase with speed and does the speedo work fine all will affect the cruise control switch
 

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satan wrote:
The Link in Redeye's post is a good resource... Give that a go to see if you can narrow-down the failure.

I'm not certain as to why, but I usually suspect the clutch-switch first (try setting your cruise as you push "out" on your clutch lever...) -- there's a brass pivot bushing in the clutch hand-lever that pushes on the Clutch Master Cylinder push-rod... that bushing wears through, if not regularly lubricated causing the clutch lever to not push out far enough to actuate the clutch's cruise interlock switch... Like I said, I'm not sure why I look there first, but it does seem to be a predictable issue.
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I agree on the levers not in the full forward position.
 

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+1 on checking rear brake switch. This is a normallyopen switch on the 1200's. My switch is actually still good but the metal tab isn't quite contacting it leaving the circuit open. I currently have that switch jumpered and cruise works. Interesting part is that cruise still cancels when hitting rear brake alone due to rear LIGHT brake switch still operable.I dont have wiring manual for the 1500 but important that there are 2 switches at each location front brake, rear brake, clutch andthrottleon the 1200-make sure you are looking at correct switch. Anyone know if this is the same on a 1500?
 
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