sticky cruise switch

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sticky cruise switch

Post by clearwatergold »

I have a 2006 Wing but have trouble getting the cruise switch to turn off. I've been riding with it on all the time but would love to be able to get it to off position. suggestions?
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Re: sticky cruise switch

Post by blupupher »

You can try to spray electrical contact cleaner in the switch area, it may free it up temporarily, but to "fix" it, you need to take the switch assembly apart and clean and lubricate the switch.

Or do what you have been doing (and what most do), just leave it on and don't touch it.
If you get it to turn off, you may not get it to turn back on.
There really is no need to turn it off, cruise will disengage if you use either front or rear brake, pull the clutch lever (even just slightly), or even twist the throttle all the way forward.

Whatever you do, don't spray WD-40 in it, it may free it up for a very short time, but it will make it worse long term.
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Re: sticky cruise switch

Post by Dougrobinson »

Most of us just leave it turned on. There is no reason to turn it off.
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Re: sticky cruise switch

Post by Boater »

I'd try the electrical contact cleaner. It worked for me when I used it on my hazard light switch which I accidently put on. Best of Luck

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