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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 03:14 PM
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Any codes?
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 04:17 PM
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Easy to just roll OFF throttle to disengage.
This is what I do first.
By doing so you are shutting off the cruise and starting to decelerate.
Not trying to be an ahole here...I just don't understand why this would not be the first thing to do or at least at the same time as applying the brakes.
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2007 Ultra is still cable from throttle and cruise module.
I would be inspecting the cruise module cable connection on the right side of the throttle body. Inspect the cable connection where the throttle and idle cables are located. Need to remove the air cleaner and back plate for inspection.
I think this might be a mechanical rather than electrical issue, hence no codes.
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2006 Road King Classic... when bought used I was told/cautioned of a similar (terrifying) situation which happened to the seller.
Consequently, I don't use the cruise control. (Parts left off don't break... or kill you.)
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Think you should contact Harley Motor company to report of your issue just in case it turns out to be a Major problem that they are not aware of as yet .
On my tri glide I use the cruise control when ever I can on our busy roads
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Think you should contact Harley Motor company to report of your issue just in case it turns out to be a Major problem that they are not aware of as yet .
On my tri glide I use the cruise control when ever I can on our busy roads
Yup, something like that would be a NHTSA recall due to the danger of the situation.


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A sad fact of the world, devices fail. If you remember what Murphy and his friends told us.......

Murphy's law: If it can go wrong, it will go wrong

Jenning's corollary to Murphy's law: If it can go wrong, it will go wrong and at the worst possible moment

O'Toole's commentary on Murphy's law: Murphy was an optimist

People, especially bikers it seems to me, put a lot of trust in our equipment. So if you have no faith in the CC, its probably a good idea to not use it. Even if you get it repaired, Murphy can come and bite you in the hind quarters again.
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my 2014 Road King is the first bike I have owned that has a CC. I love it! It gives my arthritic fingers/hand a nice break. I do trust the CC to do what it is supposed to. I usually just roll off the throttle to disengage and have had no problems.
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Every Harley I've owned (5) has had cruise control one way or another starting with my 1980 FXE. The friction screw under the throttle worked wonders on long rides.

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Had something similar happen on my '07 Road King, except it was back brake only. The pressure sensor switch that activates the lights went bad and the brake lights were not coming on and the cruise would not disengage when applying the rear brake. I too had a semi close call on an interstate...which is how I found out about it. I changed the pressure switch and haven't had a problem since.

another thing to look at is your brake fluid level; it might be affecting the disengagement.

Something else you could have done is just shut of the cruise with the switch on the bars.

BTW, where you live, doesn't merging traffic have to yield to traffic already in a lane? Those cars should have adjusted their speed to merge safely. I know you don't want to die for your right of way, but it seems people now think you are required to let them over.
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