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Old 10-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TwoTriumphs View Post
The first time I activated the Cruise Control and subsequently tried to turn it off by braking, it didn't work. I just closed the throttle and it shut off. I didn't even know it was supposed to turn off with brake application. This is something I will bring up to my dealership when I get the lights fitted.
I have nearly 1800 miles on it after four weeks and am delighted with the bike in general. The seat took almost 1000 miles to bed in and having rode from Vintage Days at Barber's in Birmingham, AL back home to Dayton, OH only stopping every 190 miles for fuel, in under 8 hours (including a quick breakfast at Cracker Barrel :-) ) I can say this out tours the Sprint ST's I've owned.
Update. This mornings commute was as hectic as ever, but I dd have a chance to try the CC again. This time it turned off with minimum front lever action, so all seems to be as designed. It is a good idea to keep the throttle open while doing this, as ^^ says, it makes things way smoother.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I had the same problem with the front brake not disengaging the Cruise, mentioned it at the first service and they adjusted the switch....... all good.

As for the throttle response I had a Suzuki Gladius as my learner bike and it was waaaay worse for grabbiness than the Explorer. on it it was to do with the swap over point on the TPS from retarding to advancing, might be worth investigating.

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had problems with the throttle at first, but I'm used to it now. It really didn't take that long. I had trouble with setting the cruise at first because of the touchiness of the throttle, but I have been able to get used to that, as well. I turn the cruise off by rolling forward on the throttle so I haven't noticed if the brake switch works or not, but I will be trying that. I traded a 800 XC for the Explorer and I'm glad I did. I much prefer that shaft drive and the bigger engine. I'm not much for riding on the dirt anyway so the Explorer is just right for me. I haven't had any mechanical issues at all and the seat is just fine for me, as well.
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