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Since i pulled the carbs to clean the jets my cruise turns on but it won't set.what's that thing with 2 wires going to it down by the carb throttle linkage? Going across country this summer and cruise control would be nice to have. thanks in advance. 1987 1200 aspy
 

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Sounds like you pinched a wire and will be pulling some tupperware to have a look.
 

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Have you checked all of the switches,(front and rear brake,clutch,throttle)??
When my 87 Aspy has cruise problems it has always been one of the switches that were sticking. A little contact cleaner and good to go.

Hope this helps.:leprechaun:
 

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jackinaz wrote:
.what's that thing with 2 wires going to it down by the carb throttle linkage?
That is a safety switch that will cancel the cruise if you turn the throttle back. It has to be connected and working for the cruise to set.
 

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Thanks very much to all of you.I'll tear into it again tomorrow and check all of your suggestions.I'll keep you updated on my progress. thanks again Jack
 

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IT'S FIXED. It was the throttle roll off switch down by the carb linkage.It was stuck open so I played with it until I started getting voltage through it and it worked great all day. Now it's time to quiet down the valves; put on new timing belts and it's ready to travel. thanks guys! this a great forum. jack
 

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Only way to quite down the valves on a 1200, is to remove and bleed the hydraulic adjusters, there is a section in the shop manual that has a trouble shooting guide about noisy valves.
 

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thanks for the heads up john.I would have been quite surprised and confused without your inputwhenI got the valve covers off.That "assuming thing" hasn't sunk in to me yet I guess.At 50 yrs. old I'm assuming it never will.
 
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