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Old 07-01-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Rostra cruise control: Important!

I installed a Rostra cruise control on my 2002 GS Adventure. It has worked flawlessly until after some off-road riding in PA recently. On the way home, I set the cruise and it held speed as always. Coming up on some cars, I lightly tapped the brakes, which should cancel the cruise. Nothing happened. The bike kept going the set speed. I blipped the throttle a few times and still nothing. Eventually the engine slowed to idle with the throttle twist grip closed. I obviously didn't use the cruise the rest of the trip.

At home I diagnosed the problem. Dirt and mud got into the servo cable housing which caused the cable to bind. The servo had enough force to overcome the binding, but the throttle return spring didn't. The servo and axillary throttle cables feed into a slack tube tucked under the tank. I was amazed at how much crud got under there. I fashioned a dust boot from some neoprene sheet and sealed up the slack tube body. It shouldn't happen again. So beware, the servo cable has to be protected from dirt or risk having your cruise jam. That is all.

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:04 AM   #2
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Here's the slack tube. The servo cable comes in the bottom. I covered the cutout with neoprene sheet.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925593
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