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I was coming back from a 4k trip, caught some rain, temps in the 100's and the cruise control started to fail, not being able to set.

It started working again after a long break for diner and has worked since. Having played with it, and not sure if it did this before, but the on/off switch will each turn on and off. So off will turn it on and off. Does anyone else's do that?

I am not sure if my cruise module is going bad or if I had some other intermittent issue with the cable or sensors due to rain. It was not bad rain however.

At times it would set and hold for maybe 3-5 mins and then release and not reset for some time. Then later you could reset it and it would hold for another 3-5 mins.
 

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I've had a similiar problem. Will power "on" or "off" as it should. Sometimes it kicks off and will not "set". Then after 10,15, or 25 miles it will "set" and work as it should for hundreds of miles. Mine happens in dry conditions. I've had the dealer check it, no codes. A readjustment of the throttle cables improved it some but has not eliminated it. Until a component of the cruise fails completely, I don't hold any hope of them finding the fault.
 

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I was coming back from a 4k trip, caught some rain, temps in the 100's and the cruise control started to fail, not being able to set.

It started working again after a long break for diner and has worked since. Having played with it, and not sure if it did this before, but the on/off switch will each turn on and off. So off will turn it on and off. Does anyone else's do that?

I am not sure if my cruise module is going bad or if I had some other intermittent issue with the cable or sensors due to rain. It was not bad rain however.

At times it would set and hold for maybe 3-5 mins and then release and not reset for some time. Then later you could reset it and it would hold for another 3-5 mins.
Most likely water got in the handle bar control unit. That happened to mine at the 500 mile service when they washed it. They took it apart and cleaned it and filled it with dielectric grease. Or so I was told. But been in some nasty rain and washes since and have had no issue.
 

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Most likely water got in the handle bar control unit. That happened to mine at the 500 mile service when they washed it. They took it apart and cleaned it and filled it with dielectric grease. Or so I was told. But been in some nasty rain and washes since and have had no issue.
Si is it normal that the off switch will turn it on and the on switch will also turn if off?
 

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Mine is new....either on or off turns it on or off. Must have a 3 second delay after turning it on before trying to set it. As far as releasing during rain.....drove 30 miles in solid rain last weekend...no problems, bike sat in rain for a few hours and no problems.
 

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Mine is new....either on or off turns it on or off. Must have a 3 second delay after turning it on before trying to set it. As far as releasing during rain.....drove 30 miles in solid rain last weekend...no problems, bike sat in rain for a few hours and no problems.
Interesting. There seems to be a few things that could drive it to not engage. Clutch, brakes, or throttle cable. But with the switches being off some, I think it could be that.
 

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I checked my on/off switch this morning- it acts like a push on push off type switch & not a toggle switch. Push it anywhere on the switch (even in the middle of the 'toggle') it will switch on/off. I never noticed it before because I never turn it off once I turn it on. It took me a while to get used to this cruise control setup. It has a querk that my trucks unit doesn't -

Seems like it is much easier to set a new faster speed if you cancel the current set speed first. Like say your cruise is set at 70, but want to set it at 75- if I hit the brake enough to cancel the cruise it will accept the faster setting right away. Whereas if I try to set a faster speed before canceling the slower one it doesnt set all the time.

Also, if I speed up (say to pass someone) then let off the throttle, I need to press 'resume' for it to continue on at the previous speed. If I don't press resume, it will drop below previous speed, then slowly come back up to the 'set' speed.

I rode thru a heavy driving rain for an hour, didn't seem to affect it at all.

Hope that made sence...
 

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#14 February 15 2011, 7:21 pm

This procedure is for your issue...


For those of you that are having problems with erratic cruise control operation. Try this Cruise Control Cable Lash Learn Procedure:

1. Press and hold the resume and on/off buttons on the cruise control switch.
2. Turn the ignition key to on.
3. While holding both buttons, start the engine.
4. After the engine starts, watch the cruise indicator lamp on the indicator display
until it goes out.
5. When the cruise control lamp goes out, release both buttons at the same time.
6. Press and hold the resume button. The cruise control indicator lamp should
illuminate.
7. Listen for a brief increase in engine RPM (very slight RPM increase) as the cruise
control module performs the procedure. The cruise control lamp will go off during
this procedure.
8. Release the resume button when the engine RPM drops down to idle speed and
turn engine off.
This procedure is used when replacing the cruise control cable, but try it. Maybe it will help. This info is right out of the service manual and it states that failure to perform this procedure will result in erratic cruise control operation. This procedure takes any slack or free play out of the cruise cable where it connects to the throttle body.

Mine gives me fits at 60mph. Inside the switch cube is a printed circuit board. Problem might lie inside the faring with not a good connection.
 

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I checked my on/off switch this morning- it acts like a push on push off type switch & not a toggle switch. Push it anywhere on the switch (even in the middle of the 'toggle') it will switch on/off. I never noticed it before because I never turn it off once I turn it on. It took me a while to get used to this cruise control setup. It has a querk that my trucks unit doesn't -

Thanks fish and NOEMTZ for checking that on/off. I assume mine is OK and had something sticking somewhere causing it to not set.
 

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#14 February 15 2011, 7:21 pm

This procedure is for your issue...


For those of you that are having problems with erratic cruise control operation. Try this Cruise Control Cable Lash Learn Procedure:

1. Press and hold the resume and on/off buttons on the cruise control switch.
2. Turn the ignition key to on.
3. While holding both buttons, start the engine.
4. After the engine starts, watch the cruise indicator lamp on the indicator display
until it goes out.
5. When the cruise control lamp goes out, release both buttons at the same time.
6. Press and hold the resume button. The cruise control indicator lamp should illuminate.
7. Listen for a brief increase in engine RPM (very slight RPM increase) as the cruise
control module performs the procedure. The cruise control lamp will go off during this procedure.
8. Release the resume button when the engine RPM drops down to idle speed and turn engine off.
This procedure is used when replacing the cruise control cable, but try it. Maybe it will help. This info is right out of the service manual and it states that failure to perform this procedure will result in erratic cruise control operation. This procedure takes any slack or free play out of the cruise cable where it connects to the throttle body.
This morning did this .. Other than the cruise control lamp going out at start up after holding it a full minute just released both and hit Resume anyway and it went into an increase of RPM and back to idle.. Didn't think I had really done anything until took it for a ride and Cruise is working again ..
 

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I picked up my new Cross Roads last week and the cruise control works intermittently, maybe one in ten times that I try it. The lights come on, but the cruise doesn't engage when I hit the set button. I took it back to the dealer this weekend and they took it for a test ride and said it worked fine. Told me it was probably user error and that I must be touching the brake when trying to set the cruise. I didn't argue with them because I thought maybe they had a point so I took the bike for a 70 mile ride and made sure I didn't touch the brake or clutch while engaging the cruise and it still didn't work properly. It engaged twice in about 15 tries. So, I'm back to where I was. Will try the potential fix mentioned above and if that doesn't work the bike is going back to the dealer until they fix it.
 

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#14 February 15 2011, 7:21 pm

This procedure is for your issue...


For those of you that are having problems with erratic cruise control operation. Try this Cruise Control Cable Lash Learn Procedure:

1. Press and hold the resume and on/off buttons on the cruise control switch.
2. Turn the ignition key to on.
3. While holding both buttons, start the engine.
4. After the engine starts, watch the cruise indicator lamp on the indicator display
until it goes out.

5. When the cruise control lamp goes out, release both buttons at the same time.
6. Press and hold the resume button. The cruise control indicator lamp should
illuminate.
7. Listen for a brief increase in engine RPM (very slight RPM increase) as the cruise
control module performs the procedure. The cruise control lamp will go off during
this procedure.
8. Release the resume button when the engine RPM drops down to idle speed and
turn engine off.
This procedure is used when replacing the cruise control cable, but try it. Maybe it will help. This info is right out of the service manual and it states that failure to perform this procedure will result in erratic cruise control operation. This procedure takes any slack or free play out of the cruise cable where it connects to the throttle body.

Mine gives me fits at 60mph. Inside the switch cube is a printed circuit board. Problem might lie inside the faring with not a good connection.
I tried this procedure twice with no luck. Both times the cruise control light never went out as indicated in instruction #4. Not sure if that means there is a problem with the connection, but will have the dealer try to figure it out.
 

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I picked up my new Cross Roads last week and the cruise control works intermittently, maybe one in ten times that I try it. The lights come on, but the cruise doesn't engage when I hit the set button. I took it back to the dealer this weekend and they took it for a test ride and said it worked fine. Told me it was probably user error and that I must be touching the brake when trying to set the cruise. I didn't argue with them because I thought maybe they had a point so I took the bike for a 70 mile ride and made sure I didn't touch the brake or clutch while engaging the cruise and it still didn't work properly. It engaged twice in about 15 tries. So, I'm back to where I was. Will try the potential fix mentioned above and if that doesn't work the bike is going back to the dealer until they fix it.
when you say 'The lights come on, but the cruise doesn't engage when I hit the set button' are you talking about the red light on the switch or the green light on the speedo? On mine, if I turn the unit on & immediately hit the set button it doesn't take- there is a few second delay you need to wait for between turning the unit on & setting the speed. Hope this helps.
 

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when you say 'The lights come on, but the cruise doesn't engage when I hit the set button' are you talking about the red light on the switch or the green light on the speedo? On mine, if I turn the unit on & immediately hit the set button it doesn't take- there is a few second delay you need to wait for between turning the unit on & setting the speed. Hope this helps.
Both the red "on" button works and the green light on the speedo comes on when I hit the set button, but the cruise doesn't engage/work. And yes I read the owners manual and have been waiting more than 3 seconds after turning on the cruise control before setting it, but it's still not working.
 

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Both the red "on" button works and the green light on the speedo comes on when I hit the set button, but the cruise doesn't engage/work. And yes I read the owners manual and have been waiting more than 3 seconds after turning on the cruise control before setting it, but it's still not working.
Mine works about 2/3's the time now .. The red ON Light always works but if I don't get a green light when engaging it does not work .. If the Green Light comes on it works fine ..
 

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Add a little more free play to the throttle cables. It worked for mine.
How do you adjust the throttle cable? The service manual says not to adjust the throttle cable screw or idle screw that is on under the right cheese wedge. I'm not familiar with any other throttle cable adjustments. Thanks!
 
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