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I purchased a set of wide chrome levers for my 04 GL1800 from the Local Honda Dealership, which fit perfectly and went on without a hitch............that is until l rode it for the first time and l can't get the cruise control to set. What could be the problem?

It acts as if the lever is not activating the switch, but visual inspection shows both the brake light and cruise switches pushed in. Anyone else have this problem?
 

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I don`t know if the 1800s are the same as the 1500s as far as setting the cruise, but on the 1500s you have to be able to hear 2 clicks to know if the cruise is setting by the clutch lever.

Tom Bishop
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Aftermarket levers often cause that problem, and the wide ones are even worse. Your options are to grind some of the levers off where they contact the switches, or get rid of them and put OEM levers back on.
 

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The levers ars so nice that throwing them away is not an option. Thinking l might use some five minute JB weldit to "bump " out the lever in an attempt to further puush the switch in. It was super sensitive even with the org handles which were black and VERY hot in the 100+ degree Oklahoma summer weather.
 

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Just rub them down on the bit that touches the micro switch for the cruise control, easy.
 

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I'm assuming that the brake switch in normally opened and by pulling the lever the switch closes, completing the circuit, whereas the cruise switch is normally closed and pulling the lever opens the circuit, thus killing the cruise. Am l correct?
 

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The Front Brake, Rear Brake and the Cruise Cancel Switch are all in series with each other and are normally closed when in the idle positon (levers not pulled in) When you pull in the front brake lever or press the rear brake pedal the switch will open up cancelling the cruise control.

The clutch lever switch is normally open and when it closes as you pull the lever in it will cancel the cruise control..

Here is the Clutch and Front Brake switches.
 

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In the above drawing you notice the green with white stripe wire coming into the front brake cruise cancel switch. This comes from the Cruise Cancel switch Throttle and then is in series to the Cruise Cancel Switch Read Brake. See the attached drawing.
 

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Since l can't use the back brake (right amputee) that din't have any effect of the cruise. Didn't think about the clutch lever tho, l will look to see if maybe that switch could be the problem child. Thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:
 
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