Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Another thing to look out for… maybe?
To cut a long story short, a few weeks ago my GT started accelerating all by itself! The cruise control “appeared” to initiate this but the jury is still out there. Essentially, even with the cruise control turned off the bike just accelerated away without any throttle input from me! Luckily I was on a motorway (freeway?) so I had some room to manoeuvre and space to accelerate into. A stop and restart made no difference.
Trailered back home… we were going away for a few days too!
Dealer said the cable system from the throttle control to the cruise control was “all gummed up”. I still don’t quite see how this causes the bike to accelerate, with a consistent rev rise even under load, rather than maybe level out… but???
Anyway, I have the bike back now and all appears well. The throttle does seem easier so there was certainly an issue there. The only early symptoms I had of this was if I had ridden at a constant throttle for an hour or so, the revs would not drop back to normal if I stopped, they stayed at about 2000rpm. A few minutes of “normal” riding would put things back to normal. I guess the throttle movement would free up the cables again?
So, if you get these symptoms, check your cables are free, or at least compare them with another similar bike.