Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Flaky Cruise Control
After looking for pertinent posts I have replied on another thread and started this one. Perhaps someone out there is fighting the same gremlin and this will help you as well.
I too have had my own cruise control problems. Twice the throttle switch(on two different bike) got out of adjustment. This is an easy fix(if you don't mind taking off all the body, and the fuel tank), although you may have to take the switch off and slot the holes further if it will not adjust adequately. However I have a continueing problem with the cruise disengageing when hitting bumps, or just not working at one time or another.
It seems every time I would go to run the test it would begin to work again. Finally it has stopped working all together. After running the test sucessfully the other night I was totally stumped. Then I was waiting for someone sitting in a parking lot and I tried once more. The test wouldn't even begin. Then it occured to me that when I ran the previous test that my handlebars were all the way to the right. Sure enough when I moved them I could run the test sucessfully. So, I have a(or many possible)bad wires in the area of the steering head, or some sort of bad/loose connector in that area.
Does anyone have any experience with such a problem ? Good advice would be greatly appreciated.
1972 Honda SL 125 (1 st bike)(rest in peace)
1974 Honda CB350 F1 (smoothness personified)
1973 Honda CB350 twin (unsafe at any speed)
1971 Kawasaki H-1A 500 (wheelie King)
1975 Honda GL1000 (4 into 1 header, Vetter fairing)
1981 KTM 420 Enduro (fast and smooth)
1979 Yamaha 750 Special (suprisingly fast)
1981 Honda GL1100 Interstate (rough rider)
2000 K1200LT ICon (gone but not forgotten)
2003 K1200LTE Silver Lightning 131,637 miles 07/01/13
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