Cruise Control Failure


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jlwilson498
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Cruise Control Failure

Postby jlwilson498 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:41 am



Have a 1996 Goldwing trike. New to biking. Cruise control does'nt seem to function. The indicatior lights seem to be working, any ideas ?

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robb
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby robb » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:37 am

Could be the contact under brake lever. Try to push out on lever and listen for a click. If you hear it you have found the problem. While riding I just push out on lever before setting cruise and all is good.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby gogs11uk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:58 pm

I would definatley try the lever thing first. Have the levers been changed from the originals as if they have then this does cause some problems with the micro switches in the bars. There was also something about a blown fuse or something like that. It wasn't to do with the cruise control, it was something else but it knocked out ther cruise control. THe indicators still come on but it just won't kick in. Can't remember of hand exactly what it was for now but hopefully someone will come along and answer it.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby mickwray » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:35 pm

jlwilson498 wrote:Have a 1996 Goldwing trike. New to biking. Cruise control does'nt seem to function. The indicatior lights seem to be working, any ideas ?

jlwilson498



Hi jlwilson498,

This is a complete fault finding list for the cruise control. Follow the steps and you should find the cause .

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby dingdong » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:11 am

mickwray wrote:
jlwilson498 wrote:Have a 1996 Goldwing trike. New to biking. Cruise control does'nt seem to function. The indicatior lights seem to be working, any ideas ?

jlwilson498



Hi jlwilson498,

This is a complete fault finding list for the cruise control. Follow the steps and you should find the cause .


?? Forget something??
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby mickwray » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:25 am

dingdong wrote:
mickwray wrote:
jlwilson498 wrote:Have a 1996 Goldwing trike. New to biking. Cruise control does'nt seem to function. The indicatior lights seem to be working, any ideas ?

jlwilson498



Hi jlwilson498,

This is a complete fault finding list for the cruise control. Follow the steps and you should find the cause .


?? Forget something??


Hi dingdong,
I didnt forget the explanation, however I tried to attach a file to the quote and failed miserably. I have e-mailed jlwilson498 asking him for his e-mail address so I can send him the file. If I send the complete fault finding as a reply to the quote it will be like reading a book.

mickwray.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby Hawaiibill » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:23 pm

Please send the file to me at hawaiibill@hotmail.com Thanks

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby Ride4fun » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:47 pm

Hi,
I am a new member and looking forward to being part of this group. I bought my 1500 in June and really enjoying the ride. But I have been a Honda fan for years.
I too would like a copy of the cruise control trouble shooting file. Mine does not work and all the switches are working now on my clutch, gas, brake, etc. Now I am at a loss. I did buy a Vista Cruise that fits the 1500 perfectly, with no adjustments.
Thanks, Bonnie
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby Ride4fun » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:37 am

The switches have all been checked and the clutch lever and assoc. parts replaced. I can hear the clicks at all the switch points. It shows that it is on but will not set.
Thanks,
Bonnie
1995 GL 1500 SE (Green)
2009 Honda Shadow (Candy Apple Red)

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby mickwray » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:13 am

Ride4fun wrote:The switches have all been checked and the clutch lever and assoc. parts replaced. I can hear the clicks at all the switch points. It shows that it is on but will not set.
Thanks,


Hi Bonnie,
I have sent a copy of the fault finding file to your e-mail address.

Ride safe

Mick.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby BikerGuy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:02 am

I went for a ride on the interstate yesterday, and tried to use my cruise control. It was no problem before yesterday...

The indicator light says it's on when I turn it on. I got up to speed, and set it. The indicator light says it's set, but the cruise control never engaged!

Before that, the cruise control would set at a max speed of about 73-74 mph

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks! :D :D :D

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby mickwray » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:28 am

jmerklin wrote:I went for a ride on the interstate yesterday, and tried to use my cruise control. It was no problem before yesterday...

The indicator light says it's on when I turn it on. I got up to speed, and set it. The indicator light says it's set, but the cruise control never engaged!

Before that, the cruise control would set at a max speed of about 73-74 mph

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks! :D :D :D


Hi jmerklin,
If you send me your e-mail address, I will send you the fault finding file for your cruise control system.
Alternatively go to pdftown.com and download the complete repair and service manual for your bike for free.

My e-mail is mickwray@privat.dk

ride safe,

Mick
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby BikerGuy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:47 am

Thanks Mick! Much appreciated! :D

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby mickwray » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:17 am

jmerklin wrote:Thanks Mick! Much appreciated! :D


On its way.

Mick.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby Ride4fun » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:46 am

Thank you for the trouble shooting guide. I found a Vista Cruise that is made for the 1500 GW. It is not like using the oem cruise control but for under $15.00, I can't complain. I will be using this for awhile.
Bonnie
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2009 Honda Shadow (Candy Apple Red)

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby dan1951 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:23 pm

Hi everyone, I had a 95gl1500 I bought new I had a cruise problem once, It,s usually the rear brake pedal switch. Being that it,s in a dirt prone area it,s a separate switch from the rear brake and it,s not very easy to get to. I followed the two wires from it and jumpered them out to isolate the problem, System should work fine if this is the faulty switch. Mine was road dirt accumulated on the switch cleaned it good with contact cleaner worked good. Anyway good luck to You.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby BikerGuy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:25 pm

Thanks for the tip, Dan... I'll check into that too... :D

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby BikerGuy » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:38 am

Dad taught me to check the easiest thing to do first and it worked!!

I fixed it by squeezing the clutch all the way to the handlebars, and letting it snap out. Only had to do it once and since then, the cruise has been fine!

But I sure wish there was a way to override to limit so that I can cruise at 80-85 when traffic around me is doing the same thing! Does anyone know how to override the limits? I'll take full responsibility, not that I would be around if I crashed at that speed anyway! ha!! :lol: ha!! :lol:

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby JustPete7 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:14 am

Would imagine the suggestions given would help sure have seen something about limiter on here you may need to search ? :)

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby BikerGuy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:26 am

I did a search and came up with nothing to do with the cruise control.... :x

JustPete7 wrote:Would imagine the suggestions given would help sure have seen something about limiter on here you may need to search ? :)

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby Winger100 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:40 pm

i also have a 96 and occasionally the cruise will not set. My problem is the clutch lever is not coming out far enough to activate (or) deactivate the switch so it can be set. I merely apply a light pressure to the underside of the lever and it will set. Depressing the clutch lever will disengage the cruise control.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby David.Mac » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:19 am

I posted this a while ago
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2789#p11510
Search under Cruise control max.
David

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby Grumpy1 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:11 am

Grumpy1 (Gavin)

i have a 1988 Goldwing gl1500. the cruise control but will not set. The indicatior lights seem to be working, any ideas pls ? i have checked all the micro switches and they all click but still no luck,so i was hoping that someone could send me the complete fault finding list for the cruise control pls.
my E-mail address is kioz6@optushome.com.au.
Thank you for your help

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby David.Mac » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:48 am

@ Grumpy1

Download the Honda Workshop Manual from this Site. Click top left on "Manuals", and select your Model/year. All the info you need.
Greetings from Germany
David

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Postby wpgfire » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:00 am

The Cruise Control portion of the Service Manual is found in the chapter called "Fuel System". It starts on page 4-61.

Getting the manual is simply a matter of going to pdftown.com and typing GOLDWING into the search line and then downloading it. If you can't manage to get it there send me a PM with your email address and I'll see what I can do to help you get the manual.




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