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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Cruise not working

Hey all you teckis out there looking for your wisdom! I bought this 08 a few weeks ago and was informed that the cruise did not work the indicator lights come on but the cruise will not set, fuse and relays seam to ck out! Any idea where I go from here? Thanks, Jim..
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 09:31 PM
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One of the simple things to try...

Does it have aftermarket clutch and brake levers? Sometimes those are slightly different and they won't activate the switches the cruise control needs to work. You can try pushing the levers out while trying to set the cruise control to see if that could be the cause. A worn clutch bushing can also cause the issue.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 09:41 PM
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Concur with Goldwingsnut. I had chrome Kury clutch and brake levers and had the same issues. Went back to the OEM levers, which corrected the issue. Haven't had a problem since.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 10:03 PM
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If the cruise push button latches but the cruise will not engage, and the brake recall was done, it may be that the foot brake switch may not have been adjusted.

Lots of complaints for that.



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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 11:55 PM
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It may be a sticking switch, Try setting the cruise while holding the clutch or front brake lever forward, If it turns out to be a sticking switch new switches are about $13 each, I've had good luck cleaning them by spraying WD40 into the switch then blowing it out with compressed air.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 05:41 AM
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First ... Congrats on the new to you bike and welcome to the forum.

Good pointers already given above. Any one of four micro switches not working properly can cause your problem. Sometimes one of these switches fail. Other times a worn or dry hand lever bushing is the culprit, keeping a lever from returning all the way and contacting the switch. Or, an out of spec aftermarket lever can fail to trip the switches properly.

Cleaning around the hand lever switches and lubing lever bushing is a good place to start.

Another possibility is improper adjustment of the mounting bracket for the switch on the rear brake master cylinder. This problem started showing up after the most recent brake recall was performed because the instructions to the Dealer mechanic on proper adjustments were not very good.

Here are just a couple threads from folks with similar issue for you to review. When reading here on Wing electrical, if @techdude2000 typed it, stop and read that post again!

2006 Cruise Control

Sticky Switches?

New brake/cruise micro switch when secondary master recall work is done?

Hope this helps. Please be sure to follow up and let us know what you find.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:28 AM
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Had a similar problem. Found the fitting on the clutch lever worn. I had been chasing the problem for awhile. Took the lever off saw the warn fitting. Bought a new one installed it, problem solved.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 03:26 PM
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Another potential problem

I too have had bad switch and/or mis-adjusted switch problems. Another problem I had was a very worn brass bushing on the clutch lever. I have never seen anything about lubing this item but now I do that routinely.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the info guys, I ck the both brakes and clutch micro switches I could hear them making up with the double click and releasing not sure it's them unless one sounds good but is bad not sure where to go from here! And again I do appreciate your input!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 01:12 PM
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Jym777 If you can't figger it out I am just a short way from you and have some tools, The ole 2 heads are bettern one thing. Give me a PM and we can talk or meet up. I have fixed a couple of dem dare tings bfore...
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