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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Last weekend coming home from a friends house got to have some fun. On a street that was not busy I ran into a guy in an old 30's sedan, hot rodded. He wanted to run so at the next stop sign we both got on it from the light. Fun stuff. We both shut it down in a short distance, no high speeds. But I did smoke him, which most bikes can against a car, like I said fun, not promoting this, and it was not a busy street or area(covering my a$$). In all the fun I did notice I hit the rev limit faster than normal. So I tried again down the road in a low gear, sure enough hit it at about 4500 rpm. So figured a couple of things have been wrong with it lately: cruise does not like to work at high speed, figured an adjustment, and my gear indicator has not been working, but the neutral indicator has been. So yes I did look in the service manual. Figured I check out the clutch lever switch. Found it is missing the actuator arm for the micro-switch. Put the meter on it, and yes it is broken. Disconnected the clutch lever switch from the harness, guess what the gear indicator worked. So took it for a test ride, catch being it will only start in neutral with it disconnected. So gear indicator worked with the test ride and the rev limit went back up to the redline. So now I just got to order a new switch from Paulie. Going to email you Paulie on this little switch and maybe a couple of other items. ............. So gear indictor stops working check the simple clutch lever switch first, unplug it if the gear indicator works, you know you may need the switch, but first check it with a VOM. I also had checked the wiring to it, and it was getting voltage at the harness. ..... NOT a cheap little micro-switch, that's why I got to see if Paulie can get it for me. Then if I am real lucky hopefully it fixes my cruise issue also, note cruise does work at the lower speeds around 50-mph. So with the can-bus on these bikes I am going to get the clutch lever switch working correctly before I chase the cruise issue, maybe I will get lucky and it will fix its problem also.
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I had a clutch lever switch go bad a couple years ago on a XCT. I think it was something like $69 for that little thing.

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@Speedblue thanks for the write-up and let us know how that works out. I too think as soon as it's fixed and the ECU gets the proper signals regarding what gear you're in it can apply the correct revs for the cruise setting. It's a guess but it makes sense seeing as it's not a mechanical throttle setting. Can't imagine why it would still be working at the lower speeds though.

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If bikes ECU gets any signal of it possibly being in Neutral....the factory rev limiter is set to 4750 rpm. 1-6 is above 5k
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according to my gauge when downshifting from 4th to 3rd it takes a minute to show 3rd. So thanks to your info about switch I'm going to do some checking

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Won! Short race! But fun. Been a lot of bad press in the news here about street racing, accidents and people getting killed. So I figured I better cover my a$$ a bit. Guy had a very cool street rod project going on. I do know old cars pretty descent, but I did not know this one, almost looked like a European model to me. He had a large V8 in it. Gave him the thumbs up after wards.

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Installed the new clutch lever micro-switch a couple of weekends ago. Forgot about posting, sorry. Well the switch did do two good things: It did fix the gear indicator, and it allows the engine to rev to max rpm, good things. The thing it did not fix is the cruise control. So the cruise will work at lower speeds up to about 75 mph, after that it does not like to stay on. So I will try setting the throttle cables according to the manual, I believe and hope this fixes it. I do miss the cruise, especially on long straight roads. I am less apt to speed as much also, it is easy to creep up way past the speed limit when you keep getting past by those thinking the I-10 is in Germany. So may look at the cruise settings today.

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Do you still have the old dead one kicking around?

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Not sure about my Vic cruise but most MFG's will not let you set the cruise at higher speeds. I dont use it very often and if i do it would be normally 75 or lower. My FJR 1300 will not let it be set past 80.

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