Delay for activating cruise at any speed

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Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by flw » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:17 pm

Once the cruise is turned on, I have a noticably delay in activating it as any speed.

Ideas and what is the min. speed for turning it on?

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Re: Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by David.Mac » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:18 am

Min 30 mph, max 80 mph (48 kmh and 125 kmh). There is a delay, this is normal. The speed control computer technology is from the 1980's, when everything was very slow compared to today.

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Re: Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by robb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:04 pm

I was told to set it, wait 3 seconds before expecting anything to happen.

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Re: Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by gogs11uk » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:11 pm

I used to press the set button and just hold onto the throttle for a few seconds before releasing and it all worked great. as they have said already, it's 80's technology. The newere bikes work quicker but there is still a small delay on my 02 1800.

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Re: Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by dingdong » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:10 am

May be old technology, (automotive cruise controls have worked for a lot of years without any delay), but until recently my 93 worked just fine. Now I have a delay when setting and when I hit a bump the speed drops about 3 mph and then recovers and is slower to adjust when going up or down a hill. I'm told there is an adjustment in the linkage from the vacuum control valve to the throttle that can remedy this. Problem is the top cover and the left side cover have to be removed to get to the alignment mark and the adjuster. I'm waiting for another reason to remove tupperware to check it. Someone else suggested another cause could be the speedometer cable dragging. My needle started bouncing about the same time the cruise problem started but I haven't checked that yet. There is also a filter for the cruise that might cause a delay if clogged. Also this filter is known to dry out and disintegrate into the system. It is located under the left false tank side cover. How many have changed or even know about this filter?

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Re: Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by Robinb » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:52 am

Mine is instant.

But then I did replace the cruise air filter etc last month.

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Re: Delay for activating cruise at any speed

Post by BikerGuy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:00 am

Mine is about a second, if that. But I wish I could set it to do more than 80 mph. There's times when people are all flying over 80 and I feel like a sitting duck cruising at 75 to 77. Is there a way to override the maximum limit?

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