Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Rostra Cruise Control Intermittent Failure
I've had a Rostra cruise control on my 2014 DL650A for about 3+ years. I use it all the time, even on short rides if i get a little open road.
Lately, starting on a recent long trip, I've had some intermittent failures. Every day it would start up and engage cruise as soon as I asked for it, working flawlessly. At some point later in the day ... almost every day of a two week trip ... when I tried to reset (using "set" as opposed to "resume") it after disengaging, it would fail to re-engage. A few times it even dis-engaged on its own as I was riding down the road.
Generally when this failure happened, I would turn off/turn on the unit and try again with no luck. Then I would turn it off and leave it off for a long while. Later when I came back to it, most of the time it would work fine.
Any ideas? Is this just the switch failing due to being exposed to the elements?
2014 DL650 - Red
Former bikes ...
2005 DL650 - Red ... totaled Aug-2013
2007 Yamaha V-Star Silverado 650 - Black & Blue ... sold
1984 Honda Magna V45 (700 cc) - Black ... sold
2001 Honda Elite 50SR (hopped up to 72cc ... woo hoo!!!) - Red ... sold