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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 15th, 2006, 8:31 pm Thread Starter
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Cruise Control Failure

On our way home last weekend, the cruise control failed. Everything was normal until I happened to take my right hand off the hand grip. Even though the "set" light remained on, we lost speed, and the cruise would not reset. I have researched the HOW and found the Cruise Control Diagnostics Procedure. Ran that test as suggested and everthing checks out. Since I am not mechanically enabled, are there any other things to try before calling in the experts?

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Sounds like you may have moved the throttle just enough to counter the cruise and it shut off, as it is designed to do. FYI The light stays on all the time and not just when it is set.

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My guess is that one of the throttle control cables is "out of adjustment". I had very intermittent CC issues so my tech adjusted the cables, then zip-tied them into place. That was the last I ever saw if the issues...40K miles ago.

Of course, the micro-switches on the clutch have been known to be a little pesky at times. Fun stuff deciphering sometimes...
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Sounds like you may have moved the throttle just enough to counter the cruise and it shut off, as it is designed to do. FYI The light stays on all the time and not just when it is set.
Oooh...my bad...I see now you said the "SET" light stayed on. NEVERMIND! I think Joe is probably right about the cable.

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My guess is that one of the throttle control cables is "out of adjustment". I had very intermittent CC issues so my tech adjusted the cables, then zip-tied them into place. That was the last I ever saw if the issues...40K miles ago.

Of course, the micro-switches on the clutch have been known to be a little pesky at times. Fun stuff deciphering sometimes...

Also possible that the cruise control cable has broken. Very rare, but has happened.

If the throttle closing cable has any binding in the way it is routed down by the fan shroud near the throttle rail, or it is touching the left side fairing, it will be reluctant move out and release the micro switch. I don't think it is a switch problem though, because he said it passed the diagnostic, which would show any switch issue.

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Like David says, broken cable. I had this same thing happen on the way to Breck a couple of years back, and it was the cable. If you have not lost your cruise, wait till you do folks. It really does spoil you! My own life saver was the Throttle Rocker for the ride home when we found out that BMW of Denver did not have the cable.

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