Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
Re: 1999 1200LT Cruise Control
Just returned from a holiday in Scotland (without bike due to taking my son!), and am continuing the pursuit of finding my cruise control!!
I have taken the bike out without the Tupperware (removal does get faster with practice!) and got the CC to work by pulling the CC cable at around 40mph - not much fun on twisty roads!!
Cable is definitely NOT broken, however, I had read somewhere that there is an insert in the metal sheath in the middle of the cable that aids in the removal of the cable, allowing the cable to be shortened by an inch or so when removed. This insert is missing and the cable is obviously quite loose, which may be the problem.
Having searched various diagrams and catalogues, including BMW OEM microfiche, I have ordered a part called a "Support", as I cannot find a proper diagram of the cable showing the metal sheath and insert. This part is out of stock at present, but I will await delivery and hope it is the correct part!!!
If anyone has any idea of what the insert should look like, I may be able to fabricate one!
As always, my thanks and appreciation to all those that are assisting me with my quest!!
Safe riding, Murray