Work and other stuff has kept me off the forum for a while but I'm still riding!!
I just had the bike back from the dealer after the 30,000 mile service and some stuff that they missed when it was in for repair after a gentle front end collision - stop go traffic, guy in front stopped - I didn't...
I'm all set for a 500 mile trip the next day and just take the bike out for a shakedown when I find the cruise has stopped working.
I don't make that much use of it normally but this was going to be a long haul on the motorway system so I was looking forward to engaging cruise and maintaining a good speed average.
The symptoms were that when I operated the set switch on the RH grip the lamp in the Tach would change to green momentarily but flick back to red immediately.
I suspected it had to be one of the overrides causing the problem but I also checked the error codes as per the Clymer Manual
Error code showed "sudden increase in revs detected" (or similar) but of course this could be a historic code that hadn't been reset some time previous.
The brake light switches seemed to be OK - no lamps on when they shouldn't be - so then I was thinking it might be a connection from the Tach or something
While the bike had been in for service, the dealer had been inside the fairing to replace the inner suppport brackets which were both broken in the "incident" and I was concerned that a connector had been dislodged or similar.
So I was just about to pull the fairing off and go through all the connections, when I got smart...
I logged on here, did a quick search - and came straight to Eqcons' (Jim's) problem.
I read through the general advice and comments and went back to the bike and disconnected the "throttle close switch" on the throttle cable in front of the tank.
I guess as part of the "service" the throttle and idle cables were adjusted but the operation of the cruise wasn't checked.
Either that or the switch coincidentally
Either way it's not an issue - I don't rely on shutting the throttle to deactivate - I always use front brake - and now I have cruise back