Cruise Control Failure


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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by k1w1t1m » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:18 pm



joeincalif wrote:If you have after market chrome levers that could be the cause. They are not made the exact same as OEM and sometimes will not push in the micro switch far enough. Also the brass fitting in the clutch lever can become worn and not let the lever return all the way.
Also you should hear 2 clicks on the right lever and 1 on the left lever. 1 click for the cruise and 1 click for the brake light. Move the lever slowly to hear both clicks.
This is something to watch for. I epoxied a strip of plastic to the working face of the lever (where it operates the switches) and that fixed my cruise issues other than the fact that I have to pull the master switch and clean it properly so that it will stay on when wanted. Currently a broken toothpick does that operation. I also need to do a similar mod to the clutch lever so I can start it in gear.



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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by JIM93212 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:08 pm

CRUISE INDICATOR LIGHT COMES ON BUT CRUSIE SET LIGHT DOES'NT COME ON & CRUISE WONT SET ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEASOR SUGESTIONS EMAILME AT JIM93212@YAHOO.COM

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by spiralout » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:56 pm

JIM93212 wrote:CRUISE INDICATOR LIGHT COMES ON BUT CRUSIE SET LIGHT DOES'NT COME ON & CRUISE WONT SET ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEASOR SUGESTIONS EMAILME AT JIM93212@YAHOO.COM
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by Vito » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:24 am

Hi everyone. Its been a long time but maybe somebody have this cruise control fault finding list? I would be appreciate. Witek

My email. Witek.sawka@gmail.com

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by nayron » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:10 am

Mick, please send that file to me, I'm having the same problem. Thanks
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by KerryOkie » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:01 pm

Hey Mick could you send me the check list about the cruise? I tried sending an e mail but it wouldn't go through.
Kerry

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm

Ride4fun wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:46 am
Thank you for the trouble shooting guide. I found a Vista Cruise that is made for the 1500 GW. It is not like using the oem cruise control but for under $15.00, I can't complain. I will be using this for awhile.
My cruise control (CC) on the '97 worked the last time I tried it just to see if it worked, but Vista Cruise is my preferred method. Gives "ME" precise control.

Had one on my 1200 (no CC), got one on this trike, got used to using "grubbing screw" on Britt iron so it just seems natural, CC on bike (or trike) just never felt natural.
Make Courtesy your "Code of the Road" …

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by Sidcar » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:09 pm

The throttle cable from your twist grip goes to a potentiometer and then another cable goes from that to the carbs. Dirt and grease can build up on the internal contacts. The manual says do not clean but I sprayed mine with electrical cleaner and the cruise control now works fine.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:07 pm

Sidcar wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:09 pm
The throttle cable from your twist grip goes to a potentiometer and then another cable goes from that to the carbs. Dirt and grease can build up on the internal contacts. The manual says do not clean but I sprayed mine with electrical cleaner and the cruise control now works fine.

Sid
Not on a 1500 it doesn't. There are two cables, push and pull, that go directly from the twist grip to the carburetor bellcrank. No potentiometers, throttle position sensors or actuators involved.

The cruise control uses engine vacuum to power a mechanical actuator that physically moves the bellcrank when instructed by the cruise control computer.

See: viewtopic.php?t=37

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by Sidcar » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:44 am

My 1995 1500 SE has one, picture attached and there is a post I made about cleaning it on this website somewhere.
I found two faults as I recollect. The brake pedal switch was out of adjustment and this potentiometer.
Cruise control has beeb fine ever since.

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by Sidcar » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:10 am

Found the post at last, way back in 2017

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40627&p=249353&hili ... ms#p249353

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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:39 am

Just to clarify in this thread, that's not a potentiometer, it's the throttle position "cancel" switch, cancels the cruise if you twist the throttle fully to "Decel" position. Does nothing other than to detect throttle fully closed.

So I guess there were two styles, this one "in-line" with the throttle cables, and the other version, a micro switch on the base of the carburetor actuated by the throttle lever....
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Re: Cruise Control Failure

Post by Sidcar » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 am

Cancel switch or potentiometer (only Honda would replace a simple micro switch with a complicated lump like that, which still gives trouble) if the contacts are dirty your cruise control doesn’t work.

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