CLutch and Cruise


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BuddyB1959
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CLutch and Cruise

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Hello All

2003 GW ABS. The other day the cruise kept disengaging every time I hit a bump. Been messing with it and reading all I could. Found out that if I push the clutch lever out, the cruise would engage and stay. Tried cleaning the micro switch at the clutch lever, no luck. So, yesterday I replaced the micro switch and this morning, voila, same issue, hold the clutch out stays engaged, ride normal the cruise will disengage. What have I missed?

Thanks

Buddy



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Re: CLutch and Cruise

Post by Wingsconsin »

After market levers ?
Did you check the bolt/ bushing where the lever pivots ?
That may be worn -- this was a problem for the 1500's but I've not heard it on an 1800.
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Re: CLutch and Cruise

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Stock levers set at level 5 on the dial

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Re: CLutch and Cruise

Post by WingAdmin »

This can be caused by a number of things:

- Worn switch
- Aftermarket levers
- Other aftermarket things hung on the levers (leather fringe, etc)
- Worn lever bushing
- Sticking master cylinder piston that needs rebuilding

The most common one is the worn bushing, I think. It allows enough free play on the lever that it can bounce into the switch when you go over bumps. The master cylinder piston, when it needs rebuilding, can stick enough that the spring doesn't push it all the way out, giving the lever free play again (like the worn bushing).

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Re: CLutch and Cruise

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I have a feeling that the clutch lever bushing is worn, Item #2, in the picture.


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Re: CLutch and Cruise

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Just called mother Honda. They have the bushing in stock, so pick one up today, change it out this weekend, hopefully fixes the problem. Will find out the next ride...

Thanks for all the help!

Buddy



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