'96 SEi Cruise Control


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'96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby tagert » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:48 pm



I ride a '96 GL1500 SEi (130K mi) that has a cruise control problem. Sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. A friend told me that the brake switch had something to do with the problem and that by repairing the switch, or replacing it would probably take care it. Before I get into something I know nothing about, I'd like any comments from anyone who's had or having this problem.
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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:29 pm

Close.Actually the cruise can quit by a couple of switches.One is connected to the front brake lever,the other is on the clutch lever.
Often it seems the clutch lever switch does not click when the lever is released...mostly due to a worn pivot bushing.
When it does not work,try pushing the lever away from the grip and set the cruise.
Some switches do just quit too.A continuity test of each one can be done with then on the bike.

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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:49 pm

I had that problem when I put some aftermarket levers on mine. The brake lever cruise switch would not set. I finally solved the problem by attaching a VERY small piece of aluminum can to the lever, where it contacts the switch. Problem solved.
As suggested though, when it occurs while you're driving, apply outward pressure to your brake lever while trying to set the cruise. If that doesn't work, do the same while applying pressure to the clutch lever. Whichever one seems to fix the issue, if either one, that's the place to look at solving your problem.
I'd bet on one of those 2 switches, or more accurately, one of those 2 levers. The pressure on the levers fixing the issue pretty much eliminates the switches as the problem.

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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:18 am

The other problem prone switch is the one for the foot brake. Its hidden, near the rear master cylinder. If you get in just the right position, you can see it. Being underneath, its prone to lots of road gunk, especially in the rain. Its not easy to get to, so of course that was the one causing my problems.
If ANY of the safety switches isnt working right, it disengages the cruise. And while they can be eliminated, please dont. Fix it correctly. Theyre there for a reason, your safety.

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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby dingdong » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:02 am

You can also have dirty cruise set switch contacts.
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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby tagert » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:13 pm

Thanks everyone for the information. I'll inspect (or have inspected) all three switches and both levers. Not being much of a mechanic I'll have the guys at the shop take a look this week. Thanks again for the timely replies!
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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby kane67 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:01 am

Does -96 SEi model have the grip cancel switch? P:n 35360MN5000

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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby tagert » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:36 am

I'm not sure what the p/n is, or if there is a cancel position. I do know that if you hit either brake, it will take the bike out of cruise control. Then all you have to do is hit the "resume" switch to continue

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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby dingdong » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:41 am

Also not sure what that switch is. Shows up in the 96se parts fische search. So I would assume the answer is yes. Replaced by:
35355-MT8-003
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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby kane67 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:56 am

Yes, but also clutch and by turning throttle back off. There's a switch at carb assy, in the end of thottle cables. I looked cmsnl.com pages and different years aspencade/ interstate models have, se models no.
I don't know how SE is different from others...?

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Re: '96 SEi Cruise Control

Postby kane67 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:05 pm

Cancel switches -88

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