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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hey All, I just installed 16" HCC Apes on my 2007 RG. Everything seemed to go well, but now I'm having a little trouble with the cruise control.

The first time I rode it with the new bars the cruise worked for about a second before shutting off. Happened a few times and now it seems like it just won't 'set.'

I am getting power to cruise (nacelle light and speedo light works) but I cannot 'set' the cruise at highway speeds. My first thought was the break switches, but they seem to be working properly and I followed the cardboard trick in the manual.

The only thing I didn't do was use an Olmmeter to adjust the idle cable. I tried to adjust everything the correct way but does anybody have experience adjusting the throttle and idle cables on a model with cruise?? I am wondering if the 'roll off' throttle switch is deactivating the cruise.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Hey All, I just installed 16" HCC Apes on my 2007 RG. Everything seemed to go well, but now I'm having a little trouble with the cruise control.

The first time I rode it with the new bars the cruise worked for about a second before shutting off. Happened a few times and now it seems like it just won't 'set.'

I am getting power to cruise (nacelle light and speedo light works) but I cannot 'set' the cruise at highway speeds. My first thought was the break switches, but they seem to be working properly and I followed the cardboard trick in the manual.

The only thing I didn't do was use an Olmmeter to adjust the idle cable. I tried to adjust everything the correct way but does anybody have experience adjusting the throttle and idle cables on a model with cruise?? I am wondering if the 'roll off' throttle switch is deactivating the cruise.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
At least you got new cables with the switch.

As I recall, there's no trick to adjusting them. I don't remember using a meter when I installed mine a couple of years ago, but I've slept since then and could be wrong. Seems like they work just like non-cruise cables. But if you think it's the rolloff switch, just take it for a ride with it unplugged.

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There is a "reset" procedure for the cruise......to take the slack out of the line, I've had to do it on all earlier (cabled) bikes after swapping throttle/idle cables. It's quick and painless, when I get back this afternoon I'll post it up if someone hasn't beat me to it by then

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Check to see if your brake light is on constantly. If it is you broke the switch at the brake lever. Cruise won't set if brake light is on.

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GoneBlack, I did try the 'cruise lash initialization' procedure, by holding the 'set/resume' switch on resume while you start the bike; but the speedo light never turns to green or flashes off like the manual says it will..........

Tomorrow I will unplug the rolloff switch and see if that fixes the problem.

I also read that the 'set/resume' switch can be damaged? anybody else hear of this??? I don't think it got bumped during the install.

Thanks for the help fellas
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