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I never knew you could get a diode like that. Cool.
 

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Just got my bags off to make changing rear tyre easier , and riding to the tyre shop I tried the cruise control and it works with the bags off so I deduce that the chinese sabretooths are farking with the cruise control....
So unless someone has a remedy I guess I can just unplug the extra lights when on a long freeway trip, the type of riding I try to avoid actually unless I really need to get from A to B in the least possible time.
I know this is an old post but wanted to add what I found with the Chinese lights. On my 14 xct, I narrowed it down to the Right bag saber tooth light causing the cruise issues. I even swapped wires from right to left and the same light. It is in the tail light portion of the LED. I pushed the pins for the tail lights out of the connectors and just use the brake light portion. Thats what im wanting anyway is more brake light visibility. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I know this is an old post but wanted to add what I found with the Chinese lights. On my 14 xct, I narrowed it down to the Right bag saber tooth light causing the cruise issues. I even swapped wires from right to left and the same light. It is in the tail light portion of the LED. I pushed the pins for the tail lights out of the connectors and just use the brake light portion. Thats what im wanting anyway is more brake light visibility. Just my 2 cents.
By adding the diode in the brake wire, I was about to keep everything working as is, tail lights and brake lights, and got my cruise control back.
 
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This is the pic the guy on Facebook sent me, so you can see the diode in the fuse holder


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Got a doide today, well a pack of four for undervalue dollar actually!
But what a bastard to solder into the brown wire ..was just not working solder wouldn't take to the doide wire.
I rang a mate who installs security and surveillance stuff he works with small wires all the time and helped me wire my updated rectifier a few years ago.
His tip was sand to coating off the diode wires , I did so and the solder took...was still a prick of a job to do with limited light , old eyes and shaky hands.
But I got it! Lights work!
And so does Cruise!!
Woohoo! Thanks guys!!!😀
 

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You were right about the diode. Thanks to someone in the Victory Facebook group, I have cruise control again. There is bleed back voltage from the saber tooth lights on the brake light wire (brown wire in the plug for the saber tooth lights). So I added a diode on that wire.
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what diode did you use , can you reference please as i believe i need to do the same
 

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what diode did you use , can you reference please as i believe i need to do the same

Like that. Available at local auto parts stores. Just add diode on brake wire in a mini fuse holder to block 12V from going upstream into bike wiring.
 
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