Cruise control pushbutton switch


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Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby seeberluca » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:25 am



Hi people,
I'm not able to turn off the cruise control pushbutton anymore.

I followed the instructions as reported into the topic

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9296.

Anyway the pushbutton will not come back to off position.
My question is, to avoid to damage something, if there is a trick to free stuck this stupid button :oops:

Thanks in advance



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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:38 am

Hmmmm. I should try mine. I never turn the cruise off.
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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby MikeB » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:10 pm

You will need some contact cleaner and contact lubricant in aerosol cans. Radio Shack is a good source. Barring that, any electrical supply should have it.
Cover the exposed painted surfaces below the handlebar. Spray the cleaner into the switch quadrant adjacent to the switch button while repeatedly depressing and releasing the button. It will eventually free it up. When that happens, spray in the lubricant and once again repeatedly operate the button until its operation meets your satisfaction.
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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby seeberluca » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:24 pm

Already done I opened also all the switch but no good news. any other suggestion?

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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby dingdong » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:52 am

You have probably damaged the locking / release mechanism within the switch. I have the same problem with my emergency flasher switch. I think tying to force it to release is what causes this.
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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby seeberluca » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:23 am

It could be, but this was the first time I used this pushbutton. It was in the off position: just one click to on can rerally caused the crack of the mechanism? :o

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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby Snowmoer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:17 pm

You may have to take the switch apart and clean out all the old grease. My 88 had not been used in 8 years when I picked it up. All the switches were stuck and would not work. I pulled all of them apart and cleaned out the old electric grease and put new in. They all work very smooth now. Just be careful, there are two copper contacts and small springs in there. Mine needed to be pulled and cleaned as they were all corroded. Go very slow when you put it back together. Everything has to be lined up just right. The old grease was very sticky and that was why then would not move. This would be if the spry does not free it up.

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Re: Cruise control pushbutton switch

Postby seeberluca » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:52 pm

Thanks I will do it. I have just to wait for a non snow day just to have the goldie out of the garage and do the job in the right way. :D




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