Cruise Control Help..


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Cruise Control Help..

Postby pbourgoin » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:25 pm



Just got a new to me 93 1500SE and am having problems using cruise. I turn the cruise on and the CC light comes on in the dash when I set the CC the SET/ACCL light comes on and stays on but no cruise? ordered me a service manual but don't want to wait. Any Ideas??? Thanks in advance


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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:40 am

The cruise only works when in 4th or 5th gear and only between 30-80 mph. Are you within those?
After that, you can check fuse #11 and then the cancel switches in the front and rear brake, clutch and throttle.
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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:42 am

If the cruise turns on, and the "Cruise Set" light turns on as well when you set the speed, then the cruise control thinks it is working. A fairly large list of things have to happen for it to get this far, and it's only if all of these conditions have been satisfied that it will get to that stage.

I suspect you may actually have a mechanical issue, and it could be any one of the following:

- Faulty cruise control valve (or wiring to the valves)
- Leaking vacuum circuit or damaged vacuum accumulator
- Binding, jammed, broken or loose actuator cable
- Faulty or leaking one-way valve
- Faulty actuator

It could also be an issue with the cruise controller, in the way it actuates the cruise valves.

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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby Goldwingsnut » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:38 pm

Also, make sure the clutch and front brake levers are returning to the stops. I had the same issue when I bought my GL1500 and I found that if I pushed the levers to their stops the cruise control worked fine. It had aftermarket levers on it that I didn't care for, after I installed Honda OEM levers the problem went away.

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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:57 pm

I think I'd follow what WingAdmin suggested. If the levers or safety switches were an issue, the SET light wouldn't activate. Like he said, the cruise already thinks it is activated, it's just not transmitting the activated system to the carb linkage. Thus, the list of items WingAdmin suggested. I, too had the rather well know issue with aftermarket levers. That's a pretty easy fix. But when that is your issue, the SET light will not activate.

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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby Mooseman » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:11 pm

Had to clean mine with electrical contact cleaner. Resume sometimes takes a couple of pushes on the button to work properly, then works the rest of the day just fine..
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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby pbourgoin » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:17 pm

Think I found the problem. The p.o. had no idea about the maint on the bike as he only had it on a trade so I am doing all the filters air, cruise, fuel, also timing belts, shifter pivot, oil, coolant, etc found a broken vac line on the left side of the bike coming off the middle cyl feeding the vac canister broken off. according to the vac diagram this all links to the cc. hopefully this works. thanks for all the help fella's
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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby kane67 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:56 pm

Replaced vacuum lines today, left middle (green) goes to air injection control valve (left radiator, outer end) and from that valve goes second green line to middle intake, between carb boots (another air injection control valve).

Right side middle (red) goes to t-junction, continuing as one white to petcock, second as blue via oneway valve to second t-junction, from there one continues as blue to accumulator (right radiator, outer end) and second as blue goes under intake to leftside, up to cruise control unit. From cc unit goes tube to cc actuator.

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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby spiralout » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:12 pm

kane67 wrote:Replaced vacuum lines today, left middle (green) goes to air injection control valve (left radiator, outer end) and from that valve goes second green line to middle intake, between carb boots (another air injection control valve).

Right side middle (red) goes to t-junction, continuing as one white to petcock, second as blue via oneway valve to second t-junction, from there one continues as blue to accumulator (right radiator, outer end) and second as blue goes under intake to leftside, up to cruise control unit. From cc unit goes tube to cc actuator.

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The vacuum routing on OP's '93 is different than your '88. His cruise accumulator, control valve and actuator work off the left side, middle intake.

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Re: Cruise Control Help..

Postby kane67 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:50 am

Aah, ok. That's good to know.

Is there changes year after year (88 =>) or...?




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