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cruise control and temperature

has anyone else had problems with their cruise control clutch handle switch not staying set below 32degrees.I found on my trip northwest to ohio and indiana I had to put constant pressure on my clutch handle to keep cruise set.
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cruise control- temp sensitive

I believe this is an adjustment of the throttle cables. They seems to get out of adjustment during the servicing when the panels come off. I hav to try to adj. mine before putting the top left panel on. Mine started acting up at 40 f
and soon worked its way up to about 60degrees before staying on. You can get to the cables behind the headlite but it would have to be just a minor routing problem to fix it from there, otherwise you may have to get to where the cables are connected at the throttle rail. You can try at the cable ends at the throttle adjusters on the grip first. If it is the disconnect switch at the clutch I am not sure how to handle that.
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Of greater likelyhood is an adjustment of the micro switch in the clutch handle itself. If you test the clutch handle micro switch, with the bike off, put your ear close to the pivot point of the handle. Pull the handle in slowly and you should hear two distinct clicks from the switch, the first occurs as the handle is squeezed slightly from the rest position, the second will occur further in the clutch handle travel. If you don't hear these both distinctly then you have to disassemble the handle and slightly rotate the micro switch on its pivot point. When the anchor screw is loosened slightly there is some free play in the micro switch, move it slightly, re-tighten the screw and test for two clicks. The movement needed becomes more evident once you have the handle opened up.

If the clutch switch is OK you can do a similar hearing test on the microswitch for the throttle cables. It is on the throttle rail and is activated by rolling the throttle back against the stop then releasing.

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or, the switch is not working properly due to being gunked up or something.... when you have it apart.. verify the actuation of the Microswitch is "crisp".. If not, replacement may be in order.

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I believe this is an adjustment of the throttle cables. They seems to get out of adjustment during the servicing when the panels come off. I hav to try to adj. mine before putting the top left panel on. Mine started acting up at 40 f
and soon worked its way up to about 60degrees before staying on. You can get to the cables behind the headlite but it would have to be just a minor routing problem to fix it from there, otherwise you may have to get to where the cables are connected at the throttle rail. You can try at the cable ends at the throttle adjusters on the grip first. If it is the disconnect switch at the clutch I am not sure how to handle that.
Jim
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Mine did exactly that on my first long trip to Jackson Lake CCR. Got back and the dealer adjusted the cables for me as part of the maint. It was a bummer not having that available until it got to 50 or 60 degrees.

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