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go1dwing
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cruise control

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I cannot get this 1997 SE 40k bike's cruise to engage. The 'cruise on' indicator light goes on. At 50+ mph I push 'set' and the light says it's set but letting off throttle nothing happens. Any ideas? Thanks.


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Re: cruise control

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Take a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=27383

It could be it is so far out of adjustment it will not engauge.

You should check/replace the cruise control filter and the sub filter (viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11036), and also check vacuum hoses.
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Re: cruise control

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Thanks. Looks like some plastic pieces will be coming off. Worth it. What puzzles me is nobody has taken those parts off before. How would it have gotten out of adjustment? I appreciate the help.
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Re: cruise control

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Just with age.
It is a vacuum/diaphragm setup and over time materials get a little stiffer, tolerances a little sloppier, springs a little streched, and vacuum tubing leaks/decreased vacuum available all cause it to go out of spec.

Again, not positive it is just an adjustment issue, but if your set light comes on, it is not a brake or clutch switch issue which is another common failure point. Usually the cruise will set if out of adjustment, just a delay (mine was almost 2 seconds from time I pushed "set" till it actually engaged).
To be clear, you have a "Cruise On" and "Cruise Set" lit up, but no actual cruise engaging?


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