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antiquepa
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cruise control

Postby antiquepa » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:28 pm



2007 Goldwing, cruise control won"t lock in, any ideas whats wrong or is there an easy fix.



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Re: cruise control

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:41 am

The cruise is enabled by at least 4 things.
Speed pulses (does the spedo work.?)
Brake lever switch.
Clutch lever switch.
Gear selector switch.
And on my 1500,there's a switch on the carb body.
There should be a test procedure for each part.
I found on mine,the clutch switch was bad.The one at the lever.
Easy fix.?? Depends on if you can test each one yourself and replace or repair the bad part.
I would also check the appropriate fuse too.

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Re: cruise control

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:19 pm

Spraying into the back of the button with electronic cleaner spray, and working it may clean it up and allow it to function once more. Honda Goldwing buttons are notorious for malfunctioning when dirty.
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Re: cruise control

Postby rstoops1 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:32 am

I had a similar problem with my '01 Wing. It turned out to be the bushing in the clutch control lever. I noticed that if I pushed the lever a little, the cruise would lock in normally. The bushing was worn and the resulting slop in the lever would not allow it to stay in position to activate the switch. This may not be your problem (my wing has 124,000 miles on it), but worth checking. I found a set of new bushings at dans@specialtyseals.com. For $20.00 you get a pair of bushings, a removal tool and free shipping...pretty good deal.

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Re: cruise control

Postby frostypop » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:46 pm

i had a 1500 that had that problem. come to find out it had after market brake and clutch levers on it, and they didnt line up exactley, so i super glued some plastic where they hit the swicthes and with some trimming got it to work. i hope whoever has it now isnt having any problems with that. but that was before i got on this forum, it could have been the bushing was wore out and i didnt notice it. good luck 8-) PS. i have been learnig alot on this site THANKS EVERYONE!

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Re: cruise control

Postby antiquepa » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:41 pm

I Belive I Found the problem, the bushing which was mentioned is the cuprit, if I hold the cluch lever back just a bit, it works, thanks to all who chimmed in,!!!

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Re: cruise control

Postby rstoops1 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:42 am

Glad you found the problem. Diagnosing a cruise control on a 'Wing can drive you nuts with all the switches, etc. that are in the circuit.

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Re: cruise control

Postby frostypop » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:45 pm

celebration time :P :D

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Re: cruise control

Postby jbodrill » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:37 pm

Hello fellow Wingers.
I have a 2005 and my cruise control light is on and it stays on. I checked the fuse and the fuse is good. I haven't tried to engage the system yet but I wanted to check with you more experienced 'Wingers' to see what you all think.

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Re: cruise control

Postby rstoops1 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:26 am

Could the cruise on/off switch be stuck in the on position (all the way in)? That seems to be a common problem.

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Re: cruise control

Postby themainviking » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:34 am

I turned my cruise on when I bought the bike brand new, and have never turned it off since. I use the engage/disengage buttons to control it. The only thing it does other than that is that the light remains on. No harm, no foul. Yes, your button could be stuck in the on position, but if the cruise works it should not present any problems for you. Further up the thread it mentioned spraying inside the button with a contact cleaner. You might try that.
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Re: cruise control

Postby jbodrill » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:04 am

I will get some cleaner and I do believe the button is in the off position but will confirm once I spray it. I did notice however, that if I barely touch the control the light will flicker. Could the switch be bad and if so, how do I go about changing it?
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Re: cruise control

Postby themainviking » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:07 am

jbodrill wrote:Could the switch be bad and if so, how do I go about changing it?


Yes, the switch could be bad. It does happen. I believe that you have to change the entire handlebar assembly, though, to fix a broken cruise button.


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