1991 SE Cruise Control works BUT surges(Speed Varies)


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1991 SE Cruise Control works BUT surges(Speed Varies)

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The cruise control works (Sort Of) I can set the speed lets say 60 mph. The cycle will hold for a short time (30 seconds) Then it will start a cycle of acceleration to 65 mph, then slow down to 55 mph then a fast acceleration to 65 mph. This is not only disconcerting it is dangerous. Is there an adjustment for a steady speed at 60? I understand that if I encounter a hill it should keep pace or downhill it should back off on the throttle. There just doesn't seem to be any happy median. I have had this happen on a level road.



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Re: 1991 SE Cruise Control works BUT surges(Speed Varies)

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first-goldwing wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 am
The cruise control works (Sort Of) I can set the speed lets say 60 mph. The cycle will hold for a short time (30 seconds) Then it will start a cycle of acceleration to 65 mph, then slow down to 55 mph then a fast acceleration to 65 mph. This is not only disconcerting it is dangerous. Is there an adjustment for a steady speed at 60? I understand that if I encounter a hill it should keep pace or downhill it should back off on the throttle. There just doesn't seem to be any happy median. I have had this happen on a level road.
This is often caused by slack in the actuator cable, and it is a reasonably easy adjustment. Have a look here for the procedure: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=27383

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Re: 1991 SE Cruise Control works BUT surges(Speed Varies)

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Could be a bad speedo cable. does the speedometer needle jump ?
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No the needle is as steady not jumping.

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Re: 1991 SE Cruise Control works BUT surges(Speed Varies)

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WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:56 am
first-goldwing wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 am
The cruise control works (Sort Of) I can set the speed lets say 60 mph. The cycle will hold for a short time (30 seconds) Then it will start a cycle of acceleration to 65 mph, then slow down to 55 mph then a fast acceleration to 65 mph. This is not only disconcerting it is dangerous. Is there an adjustment for a steady speed at 60? I understand that if I encounter a hill it should keep pace or downhill it should back off on the throttle. There just doesn't seem to be any happy median. I have had this happen on a level road.
This is often caused by slack in the actuator cable, and it is a reasonably easy adjustment. Have a look here for the procedure: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=27383
I will check this out thanks for the information.



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