cruise control

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  1. gezzerrider

    gezzerrider New Member

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    My cruse control worked 1 time sence I bought the bike in march 12 I was unable to ride all summer do to back surgery. but every time I take the bike out I try it it worked 1 time any suggestions ? its a FLHTCUI
     
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  2. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Check your brake switches, and the throttle roll-off switch. Those will prevent cruise actuation.

    You need to post more details: control positions, control lights, speed-rpm-gear settings at actuations, etc.

    Good luck,
    Rich P
     
  3. wannaride

    wannaride Active Member

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    If you don't have a manual, it would be good idea to get one. There is a procedure to see what is not working on my 99, not sure if it is the same for your ?. Maybe a 2007 if it is the same bike you have listed. Still not sure if it would be the same as my 99.

    Toby
     
  4. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

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    Maybe this will help. from 07 Ultra classic manual....


    Table 6-2. Cruise Inoperative Diagnostics
    NO. ACTION CORRECT FUNCTION INCORRECT FUNCTION
    NOTE
    For best results, be sure that throttle cables are properly adjusted. If roll-off switch is
    not
    continually closed, inaccurate
    results will occur.
    1
    Enter the diagnostic mode: With the
    fairing cap Cruise ON/OFF Switch at
    ON, and the handlebar mounted
    Cruise SET/RESUME Switch
    held
    at SET, turn the Ignition/Light Key
    Switch to IGNITION.
    The cruise engaged lamp will illuminate and
    remain on as long as the Cruise SET/
    RESUME switch is held in the SET position.
    Continue with Step 2.
    If the cruise engaged lamp remains illuminated
    after the switch is released, then either
    the switch or related wiring is shorted. See
    Diagnostic Note 1 for possible causes.
    Continue with steps listed under Diagnostic
    Note 2.
    2
    Push the handlebar mounted Cruise
    SET/RESUME Switch to RES(UME)
    and hold in this position.
    The cruise engaged lamp will illuminate and
    remain on as long as the SET/RESUME
    Switch is held in the RES(UME) position.
    Continue with Step 3.
    If the cruise engaged lamp does not illuminate
    at all, check for one or more of the following
    conditions:

    RES(UME) switch not wired correctly.

    Broken or pinched wire to RES(UME)
    switch or cruise module.
    Continue with 6.5 CRUISE CHART B:
    RESUME SWITCH.
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    Next, turn the throttle grip tightly
    closed to check the throttle grip
    switch.
    The cruise engaged lamp will illuminate when
    the switch is closed, and then be extinguished
    when the throttle grip returns to its free position.
    Continue with Step 4.
    If the cruise engaged lamp does not illuminate
    at all, check for one or more of the following
    conditions:

    Throttle grip switch not wired correctly.

    Broken or pinched wire to throttle grip
    switch or cruise module.

    Throttle grip switch not working correctly.
    Continue with 6.11 CRUISE CHART G:
    THROTTLE SWITCH.
    4
    Apply the brake hand lever.
    The cruise engaged lamp will illuminate and
    remain on until the brake lever is released.
    Continue with Step 5.
    If the cruise engaged lamp does not illuminate
    at all, check for one or more of the following
    conditions:

    Front brake switch not wired correctly.

    Broken or pinched wire to front brake
    switch or cruise module.

    Front brake switch not working properly.
    See 6.9 CRUISE CHART F-1: BRAKE
    LIGHTS ON (constant brake light input) or
    6.10 CRUISE CHART F-2: BRAKE LIGHTS
    OFF (no front and/or rear brake lights).
    5
    Press and hold the brake foot pedal
    for at least 5 seconds.
    The cruise engaged lamp will illuminate. After
    depressing and holding the brake foot pedal
    for 5 seconds, the lamp will be extinguished.
    Release the brake pedal and the cruise module
    will momentarily pull the throttle open
    slightly and then release.
    Continue with Step 6.
    The cruise engaged lamp will not illuminate if
    any of the following conditions exist:

    Rear brake switch not wired correctly.

    Broken or pinched wire to rear brake
    switch or cruise control module.

    Rear brake switch not working properly.
    The throttle will not open if the following conditions
    exist:

    Cables not adjusted properly.

    Faulty cruise control module.
    See 6.9 CRUISE CHART F-1: BRAKE
    LIGHTS ON (constant brake light input) or
    6.10 CRUISE CHART F-2: BRAKE LIGHTS
    OFF (no front and/or rear brake lights).
    2007
     
  5. PigSnot

    PigSnot Active Member Contributor

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    Owners manual shows Cruise works in the range of 30 - 85 mph.
     
  6. gezzerrider

    gezzerrider New Member

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    Thanks for your help. the 07 Ultra classic manual you use is that the H-D manual or after market ? Im trying to decide witch one or both to get ?
     
  7. gezzerrider

    gezzerrider New Member

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    Ribeye the speed 55 5thgear the the amber cruse light on i hold the swithch for 2 to 5 sec nothing
     
  8. BrownSanta

    BrownSanta Member

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    I have a bad front/rear brake switch as per the codes when I checked with my PV just haven't had time to get to the dealer
     
  9. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    You appear to be able to turn the cruise control on. The speed sensor works (speedo indicates properly). Cruise does not actuate. Initial ideas: Initiate switch or associated wiring/connections are bad, or cruise is being cancelled before it can get going.

    The control switches and wiring/connections can be checked with a cheap multimeter you can get from Radio Shack.

    There are a variety of conditions that can cause a cruise cancel: front or rear brake switch (indicated by brake light activation/intermittent), throttle roll-off switch making contact (located in cable assy), serious mismatch between dictated rpm/speed and actual rpm/speed, dripping out of cruiseable speed range, etc. Those are the ones that come to mind. Others can contribute any others they know about. Do some multimeter checks and check back.

    Cruise controls generally have an actuation linkage/cable tied to the throttlebody or carb. You might check to make sure that is connected properly and free to move.

    The cruise control itself could be bad, but I would not throw money at the problem until you have eliminated everything you can for free.

    Good luck,
    Rich P
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Did you check your brake light as suggested by Ribeye in post #2? When suggestions are made, you should reply that you made them, so that problem can be ruled out, and on to the next possibility.