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2013 Cross Country Tour Cruise Control Problem

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  1. burbansk

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    Hello Gents, After installing my FMB Phatt apes my cruise control will not engage. The power on-off button lights up when turned on but when I hit the set button nothing happens. Everything else on the bike works correctly ( Throttle, Idle, Brakes, Brake switch, etc. ) Am I missing something. I can't find anything wrong.
     
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    Return throttle cable needs adjusting or the switch in the cable faulty at a guess
     
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    ^^^What he said, the return cable cause most problems when guys install a 1/4 turn. Same cable different problem is the cruise switch. It is usually at the front of the fuel tank along the frame. That was my issue. Just pull 1 wire and try it out.
     
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    I made a video on testing the cruise control. It might help you.
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    Thank you Paul, So since it is probably my Throttle cable cancel switch being as I did put new bars on and messed with my cable adjustments do I need to adjust the slack in the cable more or do I need to replace the switch itself. Sorry for all the questions but you seem to be the expert on these bikes.
     
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    It could be the routi,g of the cable? Did you wire tie the cable? The cable needs to be able to move freely.

    Unplug the switch, take it for a ride, if if works...the cable needs attention.

    My XC requires 2 - 4 taps to set the first time for each ignition cycle. Then sets and resumes with 1 touch...
     
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    Great video Pauljp. Lots of great information.
     
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    Your throttle cables are out of balance. The "Push" cable is constantly activating your switch thus always trying to turn off the cruise. You need to loosen both cables, let the throttle grip center itself, then adjust both cables at the same time to keep the grip centered. I put a piece of masking tape on the bar end cap and another right beside it on the grip, draw a line across them and watch that line for movement while adjusting the cables. You want the grip to stay centered.
    Of course did you test the switch first to make sure that it is the problem by disconnecting the wires?
     
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    Well here is what happened. When I went to put it in the diagnostic mode the cruise dash light would stay on all the time no matter what I did. I then noticed that the cables seemed way to tight on the frame where they were tie wrapped so I removed the tie on the frame off of the cables and now things seem to be working just fine. The diagnostic check went just fine and I am going to take it out and check the cruise . Thanks to all for the great info. Bruce.
     
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    Sounds like you just had binding in your throttle cables and not moving freely.
     
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    When I tried to get into the diagnostic mode as Paul's great video explained the cruise light stayed on after releasing both buttons. No matter what I did the light stayed on. I then thought about the cables as JMStang302 suggested. The cables were factory tied by the frame and they were way to tight and binding. Cut the ties and all was well. Light went out and I was able to do a full diagnostic check as Paul said and it went just as he said. I have a feeling my cruise control will be up and running next time I take her out. Thank you all for the help. Bruce.
     
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    Glad you got it solved.
     
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    Awesome video. Thanks so much for the help. I really found adjusting the throttle cables quite useful. All is working again. Again, thanks for the help.
     
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