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    Wife and I took a ride today (08 with 75,000 miles -everything but ABS and airbag), at some point I turned on the cruise and used it. Later in the ride I noticed the green "cruise set" light flashing. The cruise control would not set. I turned off and on the cruise control - it continued to flash, I tapped brakes, clutch - it continued flashing. I pulled over and turned key off and back on, it would come back on and start flashing. I turned cruise off and then the key. I started it up and everything works as it should. Anyone know what caused this?
    Rob


  • #2
    Isn't that a sign of an alternator going bad?

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    • #3
      My Goldwing is at the dealership right now waiting for replacement of the "reverse actuator." The reverse actuator failed leaving both electric reverse and cruise control inoperative. In discussing the troubleshooting, diagnosis, cause, and related issues I learned from my tech that there is a Cruise Control and Reverse Control Module on the Goldwing. The tech says because both reverse and cruise control are controlled by many system interlocks that must be in the correct position before the electric reverse function or the cruise control will work they are both routed through the CC&R control module.

      I know nothing beyond what I have posted here. I just heard it from a well qualified tech. The control module might have failed on your GW. Mine is a 2010 with 93,000 miles and the Reverse Actuator just failed.
      Harvey Barlow
      Crosby County, TX
      2010 Goldwing Level II Pearl Yellow (sold at 93,000 miles)
      2014 Goldwing Level II Pearl Blue (sold at 27,000 miles to forum member)

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      • #4
        Bucfan, has your problem been identified and corrected? I'm curious what was found?
        Harvey Barlow
        Crosby County, TX
        2010 Goldwing Level II Pearl Yellow (sold at 93,000 miles)
        2014 Goldwing Level II Pearl Blue (sold at 27,000 miles to forum member)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HBarlow View Post
          Bucfan, has your problem been identified and corrected? I'm curious what was found?
          It has not done it again. On "other" forum, most were saying it's just an electrical glitch, others were saying a weak battery. I don't know how a battery could cause it while running 70 MPH but I do have the original battery and it is on its last leg.
          Rob

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          • #6
            Hi fan did you get this fixed. Mine done this exact thing today. My reverse still works but the cruise flashes after you take off. I have no idea where to start.

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            • #7
              Mine was doing the same thing plus now my display screen will not show up. But it all goes away and works well on a restart. I am thing the same thing my battery is 4 years old may be time for a new one.
              2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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              • #8
                If it's cruise control alone it could be caused by something as simple as a dirty right handlebar switch pod. The switches are exposed to the elements when we ride in the rain or park overnight outside a motel room when touring and when we wash the bikes. My yellow wing has been babied, always garaged when home, but it's seen it's fair share of rain days on the road. I've experienced dirty switches with strange symptoms two or three times. Each time the GW tech has disassembled the switch pods and sprayed electronic contact cleaner in and around the switches and cured it.

                If you don't have any try buying a spray can of electronic contact cleaner and, if you know how or are bold enough, open up the switch pods and spray cleaner inside and then exercise the switches. I don't know if that will cure your problem but it's a cheap fix if it does.
                Harvey Barlow
                Crosby County, TX
                2010 Goldwing Level II Pearl Yellow (sold at 93,000 miles)
                2014 Goldwing Level II Pearl Blue (sold at 27,000 miles to forum member)

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                • #9
                  Mine did it one other time. I almost believe it is my battery as it was ok, I shut it down and started it right back up and it did it. I shut it down after a few miles and got gas, it was ok. I have a new battery waiting to install but I'm afraid I'll throw away that last 1% of life left in the OEM...I hate being cheap.
                  Rob

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                  • #10
                    I've read comments on Goldwing forums that some riders are still using their oem battery at 6 or 7 years. Apparently the battery Honda installs in our GWs is a good one that usually lasts for many years if not allowed to fully discharge.
                    Harvey Barlow
                    Crosby County, TX
                    2010 Goldwing Level II Pearl Yellow (sold at 93,000 miles)
                    2014 Goldwing Level II Pearl Blue (sold at 27,000 miles to forum member)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HBarlow View Post
                      My Goldwing is at the dealership right now waiting for replacement of the "reverse actuator." The reverse actuator failed leaving both electric reverse and cruise control inoperative. In discussing the troubleshooting, diagnosis, cause, and related issues I learned from my tech that there is a Cruise Control and Reverse Control Module on the Goldwing. The tech says because both reverse and cruise control are controlled by many system interlocks that must be in the correct position before the electric reverse function or the cruise control will work they are both routed through the CC&R control module.

                      I know nothing beyond what I have posted here. I just heard it from a well qualified tech. The control module might have failed on your GW. Mine is a 2010 with 93,000 miles and the Reverse Actuator just failed.
                      Where is this reverse actuator located that you speak? Is it the switch? A module?
                      "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

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                      • HBarlow
                        HBarlow commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Sorry I didn't see this and reply earlier. I've been gone on an excursion to ride the PCH.

                        The reverse actuator is mounted on the top front of the engine behind a cover. It has a pulley on top and a cable that reaches back to the starter. The actuator is electrically operated and rotates approximately 90° to rotate the pully which pulls or releases the cable. The cable moves two gears mounted on the starter shaft. One engages the engine flywheel to rotate and start the engine. The other gear mates with the transmission or drivetrain to reverse the bike.

                        My Reverse Actuator apparently failed by locking in one position and damaged two other modules upstream to the power source.

                    • #12
                      FYI, It was my battery. I could make my cruise flash anytime I wanted by turning the key to ACC and activating my GPS and turning the key back to on and starting the bike while riding down the road. It would flash everytime I did this. I put in a new battery 6 months ago and I cant duplicate it any longer.
                      Rob

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