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I have a 2013 XCT when using cruise control if I hold the handle bar grip instead of the chrome end cap the cruise will kick out because it is trying to turn the throttle grip is there any trick to using it I traded a 2012 Kawasaki voyager and never had any problems holding the grip while the cruise was engaged I welcome any advice to this problem.
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It's a safety feature. If you force the throttle closed against the CC, the CC will disengage.
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If I have my cruise set, I use only my left hand on the left grip to steady the bike going down the road, and my right I rest on my leg. Kinda defeats the purpose of cruise control if you're gonna hold it other than a quick emergency maneuver - just sayin.....

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I guess I was spoiled by my Voyager I could keep both hands on the grips with cruise on.
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I guess I was spoiled by my Voyager I could keep both hands on the grips with cruise on.
You can. Just don't hold on so tight! A light touch on the throttle side when engaged will not affect the function of the cruise.
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Most of the time I have cruise on I have my hands on the grips, I hold my right hand normal on the bar and just ease up the grip if I feel it move. Every now and again I'll kick it off that way but not often at all.

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I have a 2013 XCT when using cruise control if I hold the handle bar grip instead of the chrome end cap the cruise will kick out because it is trying to turn the throttle grip is there any trick to using it I traded a 2012 Kawasaki voyager and never had any problems holding the grip while the cruise was engaged I welcome any advice to this problem.
I have never kicked my cruise control off without purposely closing the throttle. I have to willingly twist it forward to interrupt the cruise. But from what you're saying, you cannot even touch the grip?! You said you have to hold the handle bar by the chrome end cap.

I wonder if one of the cables is out of its track, inside the grip, which pulls the throttle grip in the "zero" position or if the tension is not right (can be adjusted by a couple of screws, facing downwards, just outside the front brake reservoir). Also make sure the chrome end cap is not holding the throttle in the forward position; clean if any gunk got in there. If you don't want to deal with it, your local Vic dealer should be competent enough to take care of it in under 5 minutes.

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I would want both hands on if there is any traffic.

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Something is wrong with your bike if holding it kicks it off from simply holding it. I can weave in and out of traffic with mine on and both hands on the grips.
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Same here, just did 6k trip, probably 3600 of that in cruise control mode


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