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cruise wont set, they talk of a dodgy switch known to cause problems and to disconnect it.
Is this it???
got tank off so be good to know, as havent actually seen a pic of whats talked about.
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Yes sir, that's it. Remove both wires and tape them individually to prevent them from touching each other. When that switch goes out you simply won't be able to set your cruise control. By removing the wires, it should engage just fine. The only downside is that rotating the throttle backwards won't disengage cruise once its set. You can still disengage cruise control with either brake or the clutch lever. My switch went out a few years ago and I don't miss that switch not working at all.
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??? So that switch is activated by the throttle but if it goes out then you can't set your cruise either?

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??? So that switch is activated by the throttle but if it goes out then you can't set your cruise either?
Correct. That switch is the one that allows a roll-off of the throttle to disengage the cruise control. With the switch broken, the cruise control computer thinks that the throttle is ALWAYS in the roll-off position so the cruise cannot be engaged.

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crazy hey, I live my whole life without cruise and when I get a bike with it then it stuffs up 3rd time I use it!
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Correct. That switch is the one that allows a roll-off of the throttle to disengage the cruise control. With the switch broken, the cruise control computer thinks that the throttle is ALWAYS in the roll-off position so the cruise cannot be engaged.
I am going have to remember that or write in my XR binder where I printed off the factory repair manual years ago. I rarely ever use the cruise control because I am rarely on a straight enough road to engage it. I've got a 4-lane near my house with a straight stretch that I turn it on a few times a year to test it and thats about it.

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