Cruise control


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Onebadtrike
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Cruise control

Postby Onebadtrike » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:53 pm



2003 GL1800 cruise not working. Turn on the cruise and it lights up, set cruise nothing happens and no light indicating cruise set



JJF
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Re: Cruise control

Postby JJF » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:48 pm

Are you in 4th or 5th gear?

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Re: Cruise control

Postby BendItTwice » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:01 am

Check switch on rear brake pedal.
Two identical switches side by side.
One for brake lights other for cruise.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby Steve F » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:58 am

BendItTwice wrote:Check switch on rear brake pedal.
Two identical switches side by side.
One for brake lights other for cruise.
Switches for the cruise control on the clutch and front brake lever too.
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Re: Cruise control

Postby cj8 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:28 pm

Is the switch on the front brake lever adjustable?
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Re: Cruise control

Postby Onebadtrike » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:27 am

Thanks for the input. I will try the brake and clutch micro switched first. I didn't know that there was something with the rear brake switch as well. I was in 4th & 5th going over 40 mph with no luck.

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Re: Cruise control

Postby joeincalif » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:59 am

Try the easy stuff first. Push out slightly on the clutch lever with your fingers and push the SET button while holding the lever out. If that doesn't work try the same thing on the front brake lever.
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Re: Cruise control

Postby PastoT » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:27 pm

Also check your clutch lever is all the way forward and the wires in back are still connected. The clutch lever bushing wears out faster than brake leer bushing. My 2002 was just that way and for about $20 I replaced the bushing and that snugged the lever immediately and it no longer sags and fails to contact the switch properly.
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Re: Cruise control

Postby PastoT » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:14 pm

Additional thought... Clutch lever switches are both impacted by its bushings so if you can't start in gear with the clutch pulled in you should focus on those switches and the lever bushing.


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