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Tony Skelton
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cruise control lag

Postby Tony Skelton » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:43 am



I have read several articles on adjusting the cruise control to reduce the lag. However, on my 2008 removing all the plastic to get to the adjuster is scaring me. I'm afraid I am going to break something. Are there any step by step instructions out there for a 2008?



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Re: cruise control lag

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:40 pm

I Tony Skelton

You just go to this address, it will help you.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/18airfilter.htm

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Re: cruise control lag

Postby themainviking » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:39 am

Another fairly good instruction, with decent pictures can be found here:

http://www.kuryakyn.com/documents/insta ... L-0211.pdf

Ignore the references to the handlebar risers and the rest is pretty good info.
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Re: cruise control lag

Postby bookmaker » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:39 am

I used fred's step by step pics at riders rally for an air filter change. The cruse adjust is right there while it's open. :idea:

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Re: cruise control lag

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Try this site to get instructions on shelter removal
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/bikersworkshopmenu.htm
It is not that hard but does take patents and time to remove the meter panel and shelter. One they are removed you can make the needed adjustments to the cruise control cable. I believe you need to lengthen the cable to remove the lag, and it doesn't take much adjustment to make a difference.
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Re: cruise control lag

Postby rabbott5 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:56 pm

New to the forum. Can someone post the link about the cruise lag? I have an Audiovox cruise control om my Concours and the first thing that bugged me on the wing was the cruise control. The Audiovox is smooth and quick to respond.

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Re: cruise control lag

Postby 2008retiredplb » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:07 am

2008retiredplb wrote:Try this site to get instructions on shelter removal
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/bikersworkshopmenu.htm
It is not that hard but does take patents and time to remove the meter panel and shelter. One they are removed you can make the needed adjustments to the cruise control cable. I believe you need to lengthen the cable to remove the lag, and it doesn't take much adjustment to make a difference.


I just changed my air filter and while doing that I adjusted my cruse control lag. I was having about a 5 mph lag and I also did not like that much so I turned my control cable (extending it) about 1/2 turn. It is located on the top right side of the engine just above the air filter and to the left of the ECM unit. If you go to http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1800AirFilter06on.htm you can clearly see it (the cruise control unit) in the photo about lifting the ECM unit. It is the cable connected to the front of "auto cruise control unit." The cable is shown in the photo "Since you have the shelter off, this is a great time to adjust your cruise control" http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/image/4587395 this link should take you to a photo of the cable. You loosen the locking nut on the long cable nut and turn the long nut to extend the length of the threaded cable end and retighten the locking nut.
By doing the adjustment, it took the lag down to 2 MPH. So make sure you don't turn it to much or it will not function properly.
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Re: cruise control lag

Postby rec45 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:54 am

You can do it without taking the shelter off. Remove the meter panel and the right screw at the ignition switch.Pull the black plastic liner(that was freed by removing the screw) forward and secure it with a bungee and you can access the cruise adjuster.

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Re: cruise control lag

Postby Tony Skelton » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:12 am

I finally got around to adjusting the cruise control and it now works perfect. Thanks so for the help from all of you. It was extremley helpful.




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