cruise control stopped working - any ideas.


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Kevin Keel
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cruise control stopped working - any ideas.

Postby Kevin Keel » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:40 am



engage cruise control, light comes on but that is all that seems to be happening.



rampal55
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Re: cruise control stopped working - any ideas.

Postby rampal55 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:17 am

Sometimes the same thing happens to my 95SE. Usually when this happens i check my brake lever, clutch lever to make sure it is not engaged. I usually apply the rear break lightly. Most of the time this clears everything up.. Hope this helps.....

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Re: cruise control stopped working - any ideas.

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:08 am

If I'm reading this right...the cruise power light is on AND the second light goes on (activate) but nothing happens.
If this is correct,the entire electronic system is working...I suspect a failiture in the vacuum system.Theres hoses,check valves,reserve tank,electrically operated vacuum control lines.look first at the left side,above the reverse lever location for the acutator canister.Mine had a split vacuum line feeding it.

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Re: cruise control stopped working - any ideas.

Postby Mh434 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:37 pm

Although this might seem silly, check to make sure your brake lights aren't on (both front & rear brakes have switches to disconnect the cruise control). You could also try wiggling the hand brake lever & clutch lever to see if that brings it back - again, there are microswitches in both handlebar levers to disconnect the cruise control. Worn levers & lever bushings can allow enough play to prevent the CC from working.

Might as well check the easy stuff first!

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Re: cruise control stopped working - any ideas.

Postby bohdan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:29 pm

Yeah mine was the clutch switch. Probably want to make sure that it does hit it. Mine was missing it.




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