Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Re: Cruise control won't hold
I had 2 cruise control issues:
1: speedometer cable coming off of the rear wheel is zip-tied to the rear break line. Metal end of that hose rubs the insulation of the speedometer cable, until the wire breaks or shorts. This problem/cure I found searching this site.
2: switches at clutch. Only mine didn't involve the mounting screws for these switches, but an insect part (may have been a housefly, or portion of a honey bee) interfering with the free motion of one of the switches.
Both had the same symptoms: cruise control would not always hold, even on a level road.
If I had a problem when it called for accel/decel, I would suspect a stiff throttle cable, or the actuator for the cruise control, binding. Its trying to adjust the throttle, but gave enough force for long enough, and didn't get expected results, so gave up. I had similar issue with an automobile, many years ago. It used vacuum to pull the throttle, and the vacuum line had a crack; it tried to pull throttle, didn't get desired result, and disengaged.
2001 K1200LT der LadungsTräger