Replaceing OEM cruise switch


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Replaceing OEM cruise switch

Postby wbetheajr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:23 pm



I got my new cruise switch in today so now I need some help installing it. Any shortcuts so i don't have to strip everything off the bike? It has 1 short harness that has to plug in close to the switch but the long one is almost long enough to go to the rear of the bike. How hard and how long to replace the switch?



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Re: Replaceing OEM cruise switch

Postby wbetheajr » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:57 am

I have searched this sight and the DIY articles and can't find anything on the cruise switch. Guess I will have to take it to the dealership and pay them 200 dollars or more. It must be complicated.

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Re: Replaceing OEM cruise switch

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:47 pm

Don't be so quick to take it to the dealer.

Firstly do you have any type of repair manual? that is a must have if you intend to attempt any repairs on your own.

PM me an email address and I'll send you some info.
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Re: Replaceing OEM cruise switch

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:40 pm

Just about any thing you do on a Goldwing takes longer than you would assume. Just about any job requires the removal of quite a bit of plastic to get access. Changing an air filter was a real eye opener for me when I first did it. It's key to allot yourself lots of time. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Re: Replaceing OEM cruise switch

Postby wbetheajr » Sun May 06, 2012 12:15 pm

Ok I am going step by step with this switch, I have removed the right side fairing and took the switch housing apart. Now the next problem, how do I get the throttle cables loose so I can remove the switch housing?

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Re: Replaceing OEM cruise switch

Postby Sempai » Sun May 06, 2012 5:13 pm

find the slack adjuster(s) and loosen the jam nut. adjust it to SHORTEN the cable, as far as the adjuster will go, this will in effect, lengthen the cable.


Keep the rubber side down.


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