I think that all that either method accomplishes is to take slack out of the cable between the cruise module and the throttle body. Just my opinion, but I don't think that doing both will make an improvement over doing either method by itself.
Agree. Either way, all we are adjusting is cable slack.
With excess slack in my cable it took a second or two after hitting the set button for the slack to take up. If I hit the set button and immediately released the throttle, speed fell several miles per hour before recovering. Once it recovered from the "lag" on initial set, it operated normally.
As far as I could tell, taking up the slack up had no effect on cruise operation after it was engaged.
DaveFromDenver, you are describing the way the cruise fails to adjust for changing environments. I believe that is by design - or lack there of. As far as I know the cruise module monitors one and only one thing, speed. Then adjust throttle at a preset rate.
It doesn't know if I am solo so total weight is say, 1,100 pounds. Or, 2-up, full load and pulling a heavy trailer with total weight approaching 2,000 pounds! It also does not know if the hill ahead is a slight East Texas up grade or a Colorado mountain climb. Head wind or tail wind?
When I am controlling speed with my wrist, I compute all those other variables and react accordingly. The cruise module does its slow and steady thing every time, regardless of solo in East Texas or 2-up, full load going up Mt. Evans.
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