Cruise Control Problem

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Cruise Control Problem

Post by DocFrancois » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:31 am

Hi Everyone
My cruise control is on the blink. A week ago, when I engaged it, it dropped the cruising speed with 10 Km/h and I had to manually increase the speed to where I wanted it. Now it drops the speed about 40 Km/h and when I increase the speed manually, it doesn't hold it. And yes ... both lights show up on the dash. I have checked the cancel switches on the brakes, clutch lever and the throttle and they seem to be working fine. In any case, the light on the dash would not light up indicating that it engaged if there was a problem here. Any advice?

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Re: Cruise Control Problem

Post by MikeB » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:08 pm

The Cruise Control System is pretty involved. You will need a service manual to check the system. The Electronic Troubleshooting Manual (ETM) has a 13 page section (section 4) dedicated to troubleshooting it. I personally have not had a reason to check my cruise control so I don't have any quick fixes for you.
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Re: Cruise Control Problem

Post by Sempai » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:54 am

My 94 SE is doing something similar. It's driving me nuts, and I'm a fairly good mechanic/electrical troubleshooter. My bike's CC will set and hold just fine, then, without rhyme or reason, the CC will fail to maintains speed, though both indicator lights remain on. I cannot seem to find any commonalities/regular precursors which cause this to happen. Sometimes the CC will work for 3 minutes and then fail, sometimes it'll work for 30 minutes before failure, sometimes it won't even fail. At any time after failure occurs, I can hit the 'Set' button, and the "Increase speed" button and the CC will regain control...until it fails at what seems to be it's own leisure.
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Re: Cruise Control Problem

Post by vtxcandyred » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:20 pm

Check under the seat on the right side(as seated) there is a connector that all the cruise wires are routed through. It could be as simple as a loosened connection. This is what helped me through it. Try the site. son and I used this and fixed it right up. We even defeated the cruise speed limiter.

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Re: Cruise Control Problem

Post by Loulou-67 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:39 pm

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