Cruise control


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Cruise control

Postby mervk » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:47 pm



Hi all, need some advice. I have a 1993 1500 SE. It is an import from Japan, and has a speedo calibrated in Kilometers. My problem is the cruise control has an upper limit of 83 or 84 kph. At 100 kph I can engage it, but the bike will slow to the early 80's and then settle. I can hold the accelerate button in until the speedo reads 100 kph (60 mph), but when released, it settles back to the 80 odd kph.

I'm wondering if the MPH version has a limit slightly over 80 mph, and this one thinks it is doing 83/4 mph? And if so, is there anyway I can reset this unit to know it's dwaudling along in KPH, not cruising great in MPH?

Appreciate all or any comments.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby Mag » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:01 am

For me, I have only used the cruise at 70 mph, not 80, or 85, or 90. I do knwo it does work at 70 though, no problems at all.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby dingdong » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:57 am

The American models are set to 80 MPH. On 93 and up you can switch the 4th and 5th gear wires and eliminate the limit. I don't have the instructions available right now but someone will come up with them shortly. Not really sure about the Japan models though.
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Re: Cruise control

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:32 pm

Here is a link to to Cruise control change...

http://gl1800a.osborn-us.com/wingcruisecontrol.html

found on the 1800 page but is for the 1500!
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Re: Cruise control

Postby Hallct » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:53 pm

I made the switch of wires and cruise will set and hold in triple digits.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby mervk » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:26 pm

Thanks to all who assisted here. As usual, this site is great. Hopefully, my 93 is later rather then early, and will be able to be modified. I know exactly where those connections are, having tapped into them for another project previously.

I have found where someone commented the Japanese CC was set at an 80 kph limit. This is strange if true, as though thier speed limits are very slow, they do have a 100 kph limit on some freeways.

Reading all the comments, and because the existing limit on my CC is some 83 kph, I guess I first need to find out my limit in 4th. gear, note the RPM, then see what speed that RPM gives me in 5th. If less then 100 kph, then my fix is going to require CC module replacement by a US delivered unit.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:41 pm

Your speed set in fourth should be unlimited as the cruise is set up for fifth gear. You fourth gear limit will be less afterwards. Mine in fourth would just keep right on climbing. I've since changed mine and it holds into the triple digits in overdrive/fifth.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby mervk » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:56 pm

Thank you, I didn't realize that, as like most people I never engage it in 4th. gear. So this means I can test that there is no limit on 4th., and if so then the wire change should guarantee success. As soon as the drizzle stops and the sun appears, I'll do that test.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:01 pm

mervk wrote:Thank you, I didn't realize that, as like most people I never engage it in 4th. gear. So this means I can test that there is no limit on 4th., and if so then the wire change should guarantee success. As soon as the drizzle stops and the sun appears, I'll do that test.

Thanks all.

Thats precicely what I'm saying. Also. If when you get into the connector and you get lucky the respective connectors can be released and swapped over. No wire cutting. Good luck. Keep us updated. Go down under.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby robb » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:55 pm

The 89 was set to 75 max for cruise. It will run 100 in 4th gear, but still won't lock at speed greater than 75. My new 1.5" taller tire should be good for about 82 mph in 5th gear with ease.




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