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According to owners manual the cruise control should cancel when the clutch lever is pulled. Has anyone experienced this not working ? Mine just keeps revving kind of unnerving when you need to drop a gear real quick. 2013 cct
 

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This came up a couple years ago too so I went out and tried it on mine. Mine does turn off the cruise as the manual says. That said, you have to pull the lever in all the way and it will rev a good bit if you play around with it. If I need to drop a gear as you put it, I simply use the front brake to turn off the cruise. On mine, I barely have to move the lever to disengage cruise. I will admit that I've not found myself in a situation where I needed to drop a gear real quick while running on cruise. I never use cruise in heavy traffic or real curvy roads.
 

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This came up a couple years ago too so I went out and tried it on mine. Mine does turn off the cruise as the manual says. That said, you have to pull the lever in all the way and it will rev a good bit if you play around with it. If I need to drop a gear as you put it, I simply use the front brake to turn off the cruise. On mine, I barely have to move the lever to disengage cruise. I will admit that I've not found myself in a situation where I needed to drop a gear real quick while running on cruise. I never use cruise in heavy traffic or real curvy roads.
Thanks that is the method I have been using also. I haven't used the cruise very much with this bike just playing with it to try and get used to it and how it works. Still haven't learned all the switches without looking down. My Venture had a cancel button just above the starter button which was so convenient.
 

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This came up a couple years ago too so I went out and tried it on mine. Mine does turn off the cruise as the manual says. That said, you have to pull the lever in all the way and it will rev a good bit if you play around with it. If I need to drop a gear as you put it, I simply use the front brake to turn off the cruise. On mine, I barely have to move the lever to disengage cruise. I will admit that I've not found myself in a situation where I needed to drop a gear real quick while running on cruise. I never use cruise in heavy traffic or real curvy roads.
What Creek said.

I tried the clutch a couple of times, just for yuks. I found that the revs go waaaay up if I did that (although disengaging the cruise, too), and so, like Creek, just tap the brake lever to turn it off. Then, if I want to cruise the same speed in a different gear, I'll shift normally (after the brake-tap-cruise-off), and just hit resume.
 

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Why not just cancel by rolling off the throttle and shift as normal? Tapping the break obviously cancels the cruise as well, and I've noticed that my clutch will cancel but it still revs pretty good.
 

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Why not just cancel by rolling off the throttle and shift as normal? Tapping the break obviously cancels the cruise as well, and I've noticed that my clutch will cancel but it still revs pretty good.
As I say -- with my XCT, anyway -- I tried that a couple of times, and in the clutch disengagement period the revs went much higher than I'd think they should go... frighteningly so. Maybe if I shifted quickly, it wouldn't matter.

Actually, speaking for myself, I was just sort of experimenting, anyway. I can't recall ever wanting to change gears with the cruise on, and keep the cruise on. I mean, if you have the cruise on and want to change gears, it's usually -- almost always? always? -- because something's happening that will also make you want to turn the cruise off, too, at least for a brief time.
 

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Why not just cancel by rolling off the throttle and shift as normal? Tapping the break obviously cancels the cruise as well, and I've noticed that my clutch will cancel but it still revs pretty good.
If you just roll off the throttle you leave the cruse cord stretched and before you know it you'll have slack in the cruse cable
 

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Just a guess but I would say the clutch switch probably isn't activated until the lever is just about all the way in. Other than that switch the 'puter has no way to know that you've pulled the lever in so in the time it takes you to get it through the friction zone the motor is allowed to more or less spin unloaded causing the additional revs. Just for giggles I may try yanking mine in fast versus my normal pull and see what kind of difference it makes.
 

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Well that would be a big issue, I usually just tap the brake or turn off the cruise but about the only reason to stop the cruise is the need to break for traffic or something else not changing gears.
If you just roll off the throttle you leave the cruse cord stretched and before you know it you'll have slack in the cruse cable
 

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Well that would be a big issue, I usually just tap the brake or turn off the cruise but about the only reason to stop the cruise is the need to break for traffic or something else not changing gears.

Just to clarify the changing gears I was cruising along on a two lane highway with an occasional passing lane in 6th gear and started pulling a long hill catching up to a semi which I wanted to pass quickly before the window of opportunity closed. So I went to down shift to 5th and that is when I discovered that the clutch doesn't Immediately cancel the cruise. Had I needed to slow down or stop then the cruise would have been canceled.
 
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