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Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:16 am
by WingAdmin
freedoug wrote:can you tell me if this same procedure would work on the GL1800, has I too have "lag-time" when setting and resuming the cruise.
I suspect it would. The GL1800 has similar adjusters on the cable coming from its actuator.

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:20 am
by freedoug
then I guess I'll get busy and try it out....thanks

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:08 am
by GlimWas
Wel, i tried to do it the official way today as i replaced the sub and cruise filter, but no matter how i searched for the alignment marks
all i could see were tubes and hoses.......... I think i wil do it the way described here as soon i got the bike running again.
Seems like a whole lot easier..... :roll:

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:43 pm
by WingAdmin
GlimWas wrote:Wel, i tried to do it the official way today as i replaced the sub and cruise filter, but no matter how i searched for the alignment marks
all i could see were tubes and hoses.......... I think i wil do it the way described here as soon i got the bike running again.
Seems like a whole lot easier..... :roll:
I already tried it the official way once before, and still had the lag. This method worked 100% for me.

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:39 am
by GlimWas
That makes it official then............

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:12 am
by DaveClifton
Fatwing Chris wrote:I know back when I got my 1500 there were guys complaining about a lag even after adjusting the cable and what someone had come up with was to hit the set button and then hit the resume right after.Not saying it's right,but it did work.Hopefully this new way of adjusting eliminates the need for hitting both buttons.
My 1989 GL1500 not only has a lag, but I need to hit the resume button 5 or 6 times to get it to the proper speed. Just hitting the set button will drop the speed, say I set it to 60, to between 45 and 50.

I'll try this adjustment and see what happens.

Dave

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:30 am
by WingAdmin
DaveClifton wrote:
Fatwing Chris wrote:I know back when I got my 1500 there were guys complaining about a lag even after adjusting the cable and what someone had come up with was to hit the set button and then hit the resume right after.Not saying it's right,but it did work.Hopefully this new way of adjusting eliminates the need for hitting both buttons.
My 1989 GL1500 not only has a lag, but I need to hit the resume button 5 or 6 times to get it to the proper speed. Just hitting the set button will drop the speed, say I set it to 60, to between 45 and 50.

I'll try this adjustment and see what happens.

Dave
That's exactly what mine did, until this adjustment fixed it.

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:24 pm
by Mooseman
I had my bike apart this weekend to fix the reverse, so seeing as I had the bodywork off anyway, I did this procedure - using dingdong's method. I cranked the adjustment out until the idle just barely started to climb, then backed it off just about 3/4 turn and locked it with the jam nut. It works! The lag is gone.

I also did this for my 90K service.... and WOW! :o What a difference... I backed mine out about one turn and it's perfect.
Thank You dingdong...

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:29 am
by Corkster52
I noticed I have this issue a bit on my 99. Will have to give this fix a go. Thanks all!

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:26 pm
by Swagonmaster
spiralout wrote:
Sun May 10, 2015 3:25 pm
dingdong wrote:Thanks! I have seen that same method posted elsewhere. I haven't tried it but now I will. It looks like a good option. I have adjusted with the "by the book" method but it didn't work for me either.

Tom
I'd seen this method posted on a few assorted sites and decided to finally try it and it worked for me. Figured I'd post it here, where I hang out :D :D :D
Mh434 wrote:This might be a nice addition to the GL1500 DIY articles...sooner or later, I'm going to need to find this!
Boss man moved it to the DIY's for easy reference 8-)

As a followup to my OP, I had to readjust the cable the day after. I didn't get to do any riding the day I did the adjustment except for the test ride. The day after, I put a good 30 miles on it and noticed my idle was up to around 950 rpm after coming up to temp. I tried to turn it down some but couldn't because the cruise was holding it up. I had to back off the adjuster a hair to be able to idle it back down to normal. I rode 200 miles this morning between 45-75 mph and it worked perfectly so I'm attributing this to the bike not being completely up to operating temps the day before.
This I think is the reason that the factory cable adjustment is so loose, engineers and lawyers are a little paranoid about the throttle coming to idle with absolutely no questions. If you notice during operation the cruise is very gentle with its throttle corrections so as to not jerk us around trying to hold a set speed. That translates to a rather slow engagement as the vacuum diaphragm gently takes up the slack in the cruise cable. If you adjust the cable so that there is just a touch of slack it will engage decently and not have your butt biting holes in the seat cover as you come to a stop.