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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2009, 11:14 pm Thread Starter
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Cold Weather and the Cruise Control

I've experienced some problems over this past Winter with my cruise control (2004 K1200GT). It seems when the temp dips below about 35 degrees, the unit will not remain engaged....sometimes engages, then quickly disengages, or will not engage at all. Once the day warms up a bit it works just as always.....never a problem in warmer temps.

Has anyone else experienced this or might have an idea of what is going on? I'll probably start tracing wires to see if something is not quite right, but other than that....any suggestions?

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I have this problem also, and I'm certain that it's the clutch microswitch adjustment on mine. Fiddling with the clutch handle during cold weather solves the problem. I'm pretty sure its just a microswitch adjustment, but I just haven't gotten around to fixing it yet. It's only a problem from December - March, and I don't ever use cruise control when under freezing temps.

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Mine was the rear brake microswitch. Lots of WD40 on it cleared it up. The throttle cable settings also came into play as when doing the diagnostics thats where it would initally fail. Evidently they were close enough that they would work. It was the rear brake one that consistent showed up as open when it should have been closed. A good place to start is with the diagnostics procedure to see what shows up as failing.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2009, 3:26 pm
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clean and adjust all microswitchs,brakes frt/rr,clutch,throttle cable.I'vused my 02 RS in the cold 32 and below it work just like summer time,

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2009, 7:54 pm
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Has anyone else experienced this or might have an idea of what is going on? I'll probably start tracing wires to see if something is not quite right, but other than that....any suggestions?
When it doesn't work, try this first
http://www.k-bikes.com/ubbthreads/sh...l&Number=28727

That did not help me, though, as the problem was very intermittent on my bike and the test was always successful. But I managed to isolate the source by simple experimentation. When Cruise control would engage normally, I'd disengage it by triggering different switches and the throttle was the one causing the problem. After I disengage CC by rolling off throttle, CC wouldn't switch back on for a while.
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clean and adjust all microswitchs,brakes frt/rr,clutch,throttle cable.I'vused my 02 RS in the cold 32 and below it work just like summer time,
Once working again it has worked from 9F to 100F without a problem..

Thick, Just be aware some of the things are really buried. What did the diagnosis tell you? That should really narrow things down. Even if you have an intermittent problem, learn the drill and do it when things stop working.
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