Gl1500 cruise control


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chouston99
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Gl1500 cruise control

Postby chouston99 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:34 pm



My cruise control worked about a year ago but it does not work now. Any ideas on where to start trouble shooting?Thanks in advance.



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Bluewaterhooker0
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Re: Gl1500 cruise control

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:10 pm

Have you replaced your brake / clutch levers ? Replaced mine a year ago and the new levers caused an issue with the 'cruise kill' switch on the brake side. There is a very sensitive micro switch that has to be closed by the brake lever. A little shim on the face of my lever fixed the problem. It is apparently a known issue with aftermarket levers in some cases.

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chouston99
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Re: Gl1500 cruise control

Postby chouston99 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:54 am

No I haven't replaced clutch/brake lever but I did loosen brake/clutch lever to install ram mount for sirius radio.
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Re: Gl1500 cruise control

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:44 am

It may not be the levers per se...but on the clutch lever is a brass bushing that will eventually wear and need replacement. Cost from Honda is about $6.00. Easy way to check is to go for a ride...and try to engage the cruise control. If it doesn't engage gently PUSH on the clutch lever while riding (this should engage the micro-switch). if the CC begins to work..then you will need to replace the brass bushing. VERY easy to replace...try that first....
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Re: Gl1500 cruise control

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:55 am

The cruise cancel is activated by the front brake, foot brake, clutch lever, and throttle control handle. As mentioned, clutch switch would be the next to check. The front brake, you should be able to hear two switches click each time you pull or release the lever by listening very closely. One is the brake loghts, the other is cruise cancel. I think you can also hear the clutch switch, just one. The foot brake switch is prone to corrosion. The throttle switch is activated by rotating the throttle to a hard decelleration position. Beyond those, I'm out of ideas. Fuses should be checked, and the cruise switches themselves.

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Re: Gl1500 cruise control

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:02 pm

I forgot to ask if the 'cruise on' switch works. In other words, when you turn the cruise function on, does the indicator on the dash say it is turned on ? Or, is the problem you are having, that of 'cruise set', where you are unable to get it to set ?. If the system will not turn on, then you have a problem ahead of the cancel switches. Those switches mentioned in my previous post will keep you from 'setting' the cruise speed. I don't believe they will effect the initial system 'on' function. That would probably be a power or system switch issue.
This page may help in the diagnosis. But my experience has been that the problems I had were not as complicated.

http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/cruisecontrol.htm




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