cruise control


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mark m
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cruise control

Post by mark m » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:00 pm



help! 89 wing,two years ago cruise worked just fine,last year being of riding season it was working but kept getting harder to get it to work, the on light comes on but the set light does not and it does not work,just trying to find out if anyone has had similer problem before I start trying to do anything else,i tried contact cleaner, no change.



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Re: cruise control

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:44 pm

The most common problem is with the switches at the levers.Both the brake lever and the clutch lever have a switch that disable the cruise.
Each one can be tested.

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Dusty Boots
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Re: cruise control

Post by Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:05 pm

virgilmobile wrote:The most common problem is with the switches at the levers.Both the brake lever and the clutch lever have a switch that disable the cruise.
Each one can be tested.
As well as the rear brake pedal.

Just curious, .... is your speedometer working?

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Re: cruise control

Post by mark m » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:57 pm

yes speedo is working

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Re: cruise control

Post by dingdong » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:14 am

The "set switch" contacts can cause this also. The lube inside the switch dries out and needs to be cleaned and replaced.
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Re: cruise control

Post by robb » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:25 am

try pushing outward on the clutch and brake lever, then try to set cruise. If it works you can isolate which switch is bad.

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Re: cruise control

Post by TonyGUK » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:44 am

My cruise control has not been working since the day I bought it 3 years ago, so, this winter 2015/16 I decided this was to be my winter project. I came across an "help guide" and by following the steps, found the problem, in my case, I was missing a small piece of aluminium on my clutch lever, thereby not operating the micro switches by the clutch, now it works as it should. Follow the steps and you should be fine.

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

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Re: cruise control

Post by kane67 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:18 am

Don't forget throttle switch to test...

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