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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cruise control issue

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Cruise was working fine before the big chill, today the light on the switch and the engagement light are both working as they should but it's like the cable is disconnected and does nothing.

Cable is still connected to the carb and appears to be ok, but did seem to have more slack than it really needs. And I got home too late to get into the unit itself to check that end of the cable so I'll check that in the morning.

Any thoughts or ideas on what else it could be?? We won't talk about how I busted my arse on the icy porch the other day, but the right wrist is still pretty tender so I needs me cruise!!

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If the green light is coming on then this is probably not the problem but make sure your Brake light is not on all the time. Would be one of the brake switches if the brake light stays on.

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Rats, God Cursed RATS!!!!

Leave it to a rat to eat a totally obsolete cable!! LMAO


The good news is it's a Delphi cruise control unit so if all else fails in a search for the proper cable, I can jury rig it with Chevy parts.
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Found a good used cable, should be here by the end of the week.

As for the rat, I hope the little bastard choked on that cable!!

Time for more moth balls behind the side covers and in the faring, and maybe some sulfur on the ground where I park the bikes. An ounce of prevention,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Rats a A-Holes. They don't give...well, a rat's azz what they destroy.

We use vegetable oil in our hydraulic units at work as it is bio-degradable and we work near the water. Apparently rats like the taste of vegetable oil because we had a rat get to a couple of the hose and chew through them. Found out when I went to put pressure to them and pumped hydraulic fluid all over the pier. I hope the little sucker that chewed through got a high pressure face full of vegetable hydraulic fluid and drown in the stuff.
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Some years back a friend of mine who happened to own a family farm was having rat issues in his barn. I don't know what poison he used but it killed the rats, and all 5 of his elderly mothers beloved and pampered cats who must have eaten some of the poisoned rats.

There's no winning the situation, but there are some things that will discourage the little bastards from visiting an area. Why I didn't have moth balls behind the side covers I do not know, and it is time to replace the ones in the faring, under the tank and under the seat. It's cheap, fairly easy and for the most part works. And since this bike resides outdoors, some sulfur on the ground around where it's parked should help discourage them.

I've got lots of traps out again, but poison is off the table. Not many people can look out their kitchen window at daybreak and watch a bobcat grooming itself in the driveway, and I've also got several varieties of Owls around the house, they seem to enjoy hunting rodents in the mowed areas, including right up next to the house. And while squirrels are nothing more than fuzzy tailed rats and do cause some damage here and there, they are good eating so dinner can be shot from the back porch, and would also get into any poison baits I put out for the rats. I did have a cat at one point, but either the coyotes or the bobcat ate it. So all I can really use are a few preventative measures and hope they leave my bike alone.
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Get a couple of Black or King snakes, they'll eat the rats!
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Get a couple of Black or King snakes, they'll eat the rats!
sure will, and they will also help you break your neck as you step off the deck when you realize there is a Snake right under you where you are supposed to be landing .

don't ask me how I know this
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Get a couple of Black or King snakes, they'll eat the rats!
Have plenty of Kings around here, just have more mice and rats here lately.

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sure will, and they will also help you break your neck as you step off the deck when you realize there is a Snake right under you where you are supposed to be landing .

don't ask me how I know this
Yep, but it's when it's a copperhead or rattler that it really gets surprising. And part of the problem with having a wood handicap ramp on the house is they all seem to think it's a good spot to lay in the sun, I've pretty much got them discouraged, which is probably why I have the rat and mouse problem.

You might be a redneck if,,,, you've chased snakes off a handicap ramp with a bowling ball!! 8)
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