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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cruise Control Adjustment Question ?

I have just finished center spec'ing my valves on my 09 wing. It seems a little more spirited now or maybe a placebo effect .
I am going to punish my self a little more and install my bikes third air filter tomorrow .
While I have the shelter off I would like to adjust the cruise control. I found this post by "Joe in Cali"

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If your going to fix the cruise control lag, there is no need to guess how many turns it needs to go. Once you get to where you can adjust the cable, start the bike, run it until the fast idle kicks off and you are at regular idle speed, turn the barrel nut out until there RPM's just start to increase, turn it back in to normal RPM's and your set. No guessing involved
My question is: Is the cruise control switch in the on or off position when this procedure is followed



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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 06:59 PM
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Doesn't matter. Your cruise won't be engaged at the time.
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Gator, from what I have read it doesn't matter. When I did mine it never crossed my mind. I am a little mindless at times.
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It does not matter, your adjusting it to the throttle. I never turn the cruse control off, at the on, off switch.
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I just turned mine until I felt the slightest point of resistance. Left the cover sitting loose, did a quick ride and it was perfect.

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Gator, from what I have read it doesn't matter. When I did mine it never crossed my mind. I am a little mindless at times.
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If you have the air filter housing off, can adjust the cruise by setting a pointer which you will find along the left side of the air filter housing. Will need a flashlight to shine as it is down deep on the left side but easily seen if your looking for it. The pointer should be in the middle of the 2 reference arrows. Adjustment is by loosening the barrel set nut on the cruise cable and then turning the adjustment nut.(mine took about 8 turns) If this is an option your interested in and want in more detail, I can dig up the particulars for you.

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If you have the air filter housing off, can adjust the cruise by setting a pointer which you will find along the left side of the air filter housing. Will need a flashlight to shine as it is down deep on the left side but easily seen if your looking for it. The pointer should be in the middle of the 2 reference arrows. Adjustment is by loosening the barrel set nut on the cruise cable and then turning the adjustment nut.(mine took about 8 turns) If this is an option your interested in and want in more detail, I can dig up the particulars for you.
I am interested. From all I have read using the search feature, all who have tried the Honda method were disappointed . I would like to try the RPM method, then look at the arrows and see if they are where they are supposed to be .



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My question is: Is the cruise control switch in the on or off position when this procedure is followed
Ign off, CC switch position does not matter but since those switches go bad from the grease getting hard, the best thing is to use the switch all the time so in this case lets assume the switch was turned off just prior to parking the bike, which is how I opperate my bike.

Since the pointers are so hard to see, it maybe best to pull into a dark garage, lights off, and then use a flash light.
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I used the pointer method on my bike and found that it was not that accurate. But using the RPM method was dead on every time I have adjusted a friends cruise control. If you adjust out until the bike just starts to increase RPM and then shorten the cable until your RPM comes back down you will be as good as it can be without any guessing at all. Lock it down and forget about it. JMHO
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