Problems with 2012?

View Poll Results: Have you noticed any of the following?

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  • Lurch when engaging cruise control

    56 61.54%
  • GPS rebooting

    31 34.07%
  • Low speed throttle jerky or sticking

    23 25.27%
  • Saddlebag/trunk must be slammed to shut

    40 43.96%
  • Trunk trim pieces look "wavy", not smooth

    11 12.09%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    9 9.89%
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    Default Problems with 2012?

    I have noticed a few little annoyances with my new 2012. I wonder how many others have noticed the same things:
    Last edited by Cruiseman; 11-21-2011 at 06:41 AM.

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    None of those problems on mine.

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    Most of those problems on my red level one

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    had some issues with sat/nav , but not a big problem

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    I've only had one, the lurch with the cruise control, but at 4000+ miles it has totaly gone away.

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    I have had none of these problems.

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    I haven't noted anything unusual with mine

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    do you need to slam the saddlebags? - what about slowly closing them until they latch, then give them a push to secure

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    I keep having to refill the tank about every 200 to 250 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpyhonda View Post
    I keep having to refill the tank about every 200 to 250 miles.
    That's caused by a faulty remote start switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safety Man Tom View Post
    I've only had one, the lurch with the cruise control, but at 4000+ miles it has totaly gone away.
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    I have had no complaints with mind. I like the way the cruise control kicks in better that the lag on the 2008. My saddle bags close same as my 2008. I don't have the GPS. I did not like the GPS on my 2008 so I use Garmin Nuvi 550. I am going to go to a Zumo so I don't have to have a satellite radio on my handle bar.
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    Trunk has to be closed very hard to latch completely. I've had to pull on the back of the seat hard at times to get it to latch completely
    Had the low idle fluctuation. Checked the battery connections(negative was loose), then reset the ECM. Problem went away.
    GPS has rebooted on me once.
    I've heard the cruise control surge will lessen/go away as I put more miles on it. It shocked me at first, but has diminished or I've gotten used to it.
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    I don't have any of those issues on my '08. I guess American quality is better than the Japs after all.
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    GPS rebooted every time out until the NAV card contacts were cleaned by the dealer. Has not rebooted since. Put over 3K on the road since the reboot problem. Cruise surged the first 1K or so. Works fine now. Overall I'm very pleased with the performance and quality of the 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpyhonda View Post
    I keep having to refill the tank about every 200 to 250 miles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiseman View Post
    That's caused by a faulty remote start switch.
    What? Could you please elaborate on that one.





    I've only had mine for three months, still less than 510 miles on it...I'm sure next year when I ride it again I'll notice a few more things that I haven't yet.

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    Other, cold blooded compared to my 08
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    None of these to date 3600 miles, 8/11

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    No problems noted on 4200 mile Red level 1.

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    Originally Posted by wimpyhonda
    I keep having to refill the tank about every 200 to 250 miles.

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    Originally Posted by Cruiseman
    That's caused by a faulty remote start switch.
    Godfrey - What? Could you please elaborate on that one
    I believe there is a bit of sarcasm in the gas/remote starter switch comments you are asking about.... 200+ miles is normal for gas refills

    What is missing in the graph is the percentage of folks not experiencing "any of the above...."
    Last edited by bobplane777; 11-20-2011 at 10:50 PM.

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    When I first brought mine home, the right side saddle bag was hard to close. Looked closer and the molding was not clipped in as it should have been. Pushed on the molding, it snapped in place and I have not had any issues with the saddle bags being hard to close since then.

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    I rode 180 miles today mostly in the rain. The cruise control surge has disappeared. The ride was smooth and I tried everything to induce a deceleration wobble. I even tried bumping bar ends. It won't wobble at this point in time.
    I was most impressed by the GPS in the 2012. I have made so much fun of the GPS units in previous years. The 2012 GPS makes the Zumo 665 a mere toy . The accuracy is more akin to the Garmin 2820 .
    I will elaborate more of my results on my post about the GPS.
    The ride was smooth as on glass and I haven't even installed the Centramatics or fork brace yet. They are resting in their boxes.
    The seat is very comfortable. I also have a new Utopia backrest to install. This will be the third time I stab a new seat with a big serrated knife and I get kind of a rush when I do that .


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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorWing View Post
    I also have a new Utopia backrest to install. This will be the third time I stab a new seat with a big serrated knife and I get kind of a rush when I do that .

    That's one thing I've been a little uneasy with doing, simply due to the cost of replacing the OEM seat if you screw it up. That being said, I ordered the Kuryakyn/Mustang seat a month or so ago from Wingstuff. I purchased the main seat, passenger backrest (both with OEM heat controls) and the driver backrest. What they don't tell you on their website is that it WILL NOT FIT the 2012 model.

    Bolt pattern lines up -- but the seat won't cover the body panels below it and you'll be looking at the battery through the gap.

    Oh well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfrey View Post
    That's one thing I've been a little uneasy with doing, simply due to the cost of replacing the OEM seat if you screw it up. That being said, I ordered the Kuryakyn/Mustang seat a month or so ago from Wingstuff. I purchased the main seat, passenger backrest (both with OEM heat controls) and the driver backrest. What they don't tell you on their website is that it WILL NOT FIT the 2012 model.

    Bolt pattern lines up -- but the seat won't cover the body panels below it and you'll be looking at the battery through the gap.

    Oh well....
    Good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiseman View Post
    Good to know.
    And it cost $1,500 to make that discovery, which of course was refunded -- only after spending $90 to ship it back to them.

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    I have the lurch in the cruise but not a big deal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfrey View Post
    That's one thing I've been a little uneasy with doing, simply due to the cost of replacing the OEM seat if you screw it up. That being said, I ordered the Kuryakyn/Mustang seat a month or so ago from Wingstuff. I purchased the main seat, passenger backrest (both with OEM heat controls) and the driver backrest. What they don't tell you on their website is that it WILL NOT FIT the 2012 model.

    Bolt pattern lines up -- but the seat won't cover the body panels below it and you'll be looking at the battery through the gap.

    Oh well....
    godfrey..They have photos showing exactly where to make a nice razor blade incision just like a surgeon. The rush is pushing the serrated knife through and hoping it is at the correct angle. You miss and the patient dies or at least stays cold . If we were closer I would enjoy stabbing your new seat .
    All kidding aside, there is a protector rib and tube that takes some rough work to screw up. They tell you which direction to face the serrations during surgery. The scary part is looking at the plastic on the pan to spot the knife when it is deep enough .
    They also include a video of the surgery. Scary yes but I haven't read about anyone cutting a wire on these forums.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorWing View Post
    godfrey..They have photos showing exactly where to make a nice razor blade incision just like a surgeon. The rush is pushing the serrated knife through and hoping it is at the correct angle. You miss and the patient dies or at least stays cold . If we were closer I would enjoy stabbing your new seat .
    All kidding aside, there is a protector rib and tube that takes some rough work to screw up. They tell you which direction to face the serrations during surgery. The scary part is looking at the plastic on the pan to spot the knife when it is deep enough .
    They also include a video of the surgery. Scary yes but I haven't read about anyone cutting a wire on these forums.

    I know...and I can be off by 1/16 or 1/8 of an inch -- but I have a tendency to be precise by thousands of an inch...which probably comes from my earlier training as a machinist...which I somewhat sucked at under pressure and gave up all together.


    I had the Kury seat held on with a couple of bolts to get an idea of what it was like -- and while the passenger gains 'some' room, it wasn't enough for my wife's liking with the backrest on.


    Anyways! Sorry to hi-jack this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfrey View Post
    I know...and I can be off by 1/16 or 1/8 of an inch -- but I have a tendency to be precise by thousands of an inch...which probably comes from my earlier training as a machinist...which I somewhat sucked at under pressure and gave up all together.


    I had the Kury seat held on with a couple of bolts to get an idea of what it was like -- and while the passenger gains 'some' room, it wasn't enough for my wife's liking with the backrest on.


    Anyways! Sorry to hi-jack this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorWing View Post
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