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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2007, 12:06 am Thread Starter
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Jerky Cruise Control; normal?

I rode a new GT the other day (I hated it compared to my o3 GT!); but it had ONE feature that I preferred; setting the cruise was instant and did not produce the initial forward acceleration that my 03 does. Is this normal; can it be smoothed out?

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I rode a new GT the other day (I hated it compared to my o3 GT!); but it had ONE feature that I preferred; setting the cruise was instant and did not produce the initial forward acceleration that my 03 does. Is this normal; can it be smoothed out?
My RS has that initial forward acceleration that yours does, so i'm thinking it is normal.
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My '03 GT does the same thing, but I found that it is almost non-existent if I set the cruise while ever so slightly rolling off the throttle. Not enough to drop my speed, but just enough to drop the RPM.


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My '03 GT does the same thing, but I found that it is almost non-existent if I set the cruise while ever so slightly rolling off the throttle.
Or, don't release the throttle until the cruise has the speed. When the SET light illuminates, wait a second, then relax grip.

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I also have found that if I hold throttle steady and set C.C. it doesn't jerk . It takes a little bit of getting used to but you gotta love that cruise to relieve wrist stress.
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My has the problem but its pretty minor. When I first got the bike it was bad. I also had the an idle problem. I got the updates ECU but the problem persisted. I took it back once again and the tech found a seating problem with the cruise control cable. That pretty well solved the problem. I use the same techniques the other went over and that pretty well eliminated the problem.

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Many thanks; I'll try out your advice

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