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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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My cruise control is a dealer add-on for my '12 Kingpin. A couple days ago we had a big storm roll through Arkansas which dropped over 3" of rain in one day. I ride every day all year so naturally I rode in the monsoon. I park my bike in my detached garge every night. That night it dropped to 16 degrees and was 24 degrees in my garage. Some of my switches were froze stiff that next morning on my way to work, couldn't use blinkers etc. When things thawed out, I turned on my cruise control, the red light lit up on the ON/OFF button and when I pressed SET...nothing. It didn't kick on nor did the indicator light on my speedo light up. As if I didn't hit the switch at all. I tried several times and cruise control does not activate. Surely Victory builds these things good enough to ride all year right??? Is there a fuse somewhere I can check that may have blown or are we looking at something that fried. Bike is still under warranty but not sure if the add-ons carry the same warranty. Any help will be appreciated.

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You may have to take the switch apart and let it dry really good then put some electric grease in there to stop it from happening again.

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That may be a good preventative measure down the road and I appreciate the input. Does anybody have any clue as to where I need to look to solve the current problem, fuses, modules...or dealer? Man I hate the dealer.

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That may be a good preventative measure down the road and I appreciate the input. Does anybody have any clue as to where I need to look to solve the current problem, fuses, modules...or dealer? Man I hate the dealer.
Just as TNXR said... the switch is the problem and needs to be dried out and serviced. This has been an ongoing problem with Victory cruise controls... no they do not perform when wet. If I were you, and I was, I would get a heat gun to thaw things a little before I took off in the AM... doesn't take much and then you would have full function of all the switches; plus you could dry out the cruise switch... I finally took mine totally apart and sealed everything in plastic as I put it back together... melted plastic not baggies.

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DSC_0001.jpg I would use a hair dryer to dry the connections out, then this summer when it is warm I would spray contact cleaner into the connections. Meaning wire harness and so forth. Rain or salt you might be riding in starts corrosion on the pins, male or female mating surfaces. After a short time no continuity or flow of voltage can be acquired.
Also 1. brake switches
2. clutch switch
3. all these are in series as to let the ECM know that none is at fault for the cruise to have a GO signal...so you might want to check to make sure these are working correct too..

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The clutch and brake switch ohms good and both already had electic grease on the connections. I took the cruise switch apart and it didn't look wet but I used a blow dryer on it anyway. I put the bike up on a stand and got it up to 40, no cruise control. It mentions pin D on the connector to the module, which one is pin D? and do I need to take the throttle housing apart to get into those connectors as well?

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I pulled the connector off the module and I did see some green corrosion at one end of the connector. I wasn't sure which wires to test since there are a bunch of them there. I put electric grease on the pins and up in the holes on the connector. Got the bike back up to 40mph on the stand and still no cruise. So I guess we're down to the throttle safety switch which I need help determining which is pin D or something with the cruise is fried?
Those of you that have experienced this problem, did any of you have to have parts replaced?

I do appreciate ya'll helping me diagnose my bike. I'd much rather work on my bike than let the dealer do it. I'll show my bike much more love and attention to detail than they will and I enjoy learning...which I couldn't do so well without you guys.

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The clutch and brake switch ohms good and both already had electic grease on the connections. I took the cruise switch apart and it didn't look wet but I used a blow dryer on it anyway. I put the bike up on a stand and got it up to 40, no cruise control. It mentions pin D on the connector to the module, which one is pin D? and do I need to take the throttle housing apart to get into those connectors as well?
NEVER NEVER run bike on any stand. You will only be asking for big trouble.

is there power at the idle cable where the two wires conect to the magnet

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NEVER NEVER run bike on any stand. You will only be asking for big trouble.

is there power at the idle cable where the two wires conect to the magnet
I understand running the bike on the stand is not the best idea but certain situations I have to0 (checking cruise is not one of em...just lazy) adjusting my belt is next to impossible without running on the stand. My belt moves back and forth on the rear pulley so I have to run it while I adjust to keep it in the middle before tightening down...I think my pulley is warped.

I'm sorry, not sure where you're talking about. I'm a bit green when it comes to bikes, especially Victory. I don't know where the idle cable is, or where the two wires connect to the magnet...what magnet?

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DSC_0004.jpg This is for future reference, you can print it out and save it. The check engine light may or may "not" be illuminated to alert the rider of a switch fault. So you could have a fault that will not let the ECM reset. Digital wrench software with scanner is used by the dealer to trouble shoot.DSC_0002.jpg

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