GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates


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fire32emtl
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GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates

Postby fire32emtl » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:56 am



Have a after market Cruise control, not sure of brand. It is a vacuum actuator style. I moved it out of the way when working on radiator. After replacing back into position, I set it and it accelerates and does not stop accelerating until I turn cruise control off. by hitting either brake or the control itself will deactivate the cruise control. Thought I crossed the wires, so I switched them around and now I have nothing. Any suggestions ?



pixel288
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade
1982 GS400E Suzuki
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1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates

Postby pixel288 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:02 pm

I'd look at the vacuum hose(s) and the fittings associated with them. If it is not seeing enough vacuum it would continue to accelerate looking for enough. Might be as simple as that. Checks or cracks right around the fittings would do it, I'd also look at any sharp bends closely. If in doubt, replace the hose. Cheapest, simplest fix if the unit is working correctly.

Phil

fire32emtl
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Re: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates

Postby fire32emtl » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:29 am

thanks Phil, but unfortunately there are no vacuum lines. I have attached the style I have

pixel288
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Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Location: Brighton, Ontario
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade
1982 GS400E Suzuki
2009 CBR 125R HRC colors (daughter's bike)
1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: GL1200A Cruise Control Accelerates

Postby pixel288 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:08 pm

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I've been run off my feet this last week or so..... Its all electrical, so I would look at the relay. Did you reverse a wire or bend a tab so that it is touching? Relays usually have a normally open and a normally closed set of contacts, so check there. Also check for chafed wires, or frayed strands that could be carrying power where it shouldn't be.
Let me know if you solve it.

Phil




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