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  • Offline Bear   gb

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    Deactivating cruise control
    on: March 16, 2022, 04:44:14 pm
    March 16, 2022, 04:44:14 pm
    I use the cruise control (CC for short) on my 950S a fair bit, especially on dual carriageways and motorways. However, I have a question about the way it behaves on my bike.

    According to the manual, the CC can be deactivated/disabled by using the brakes, clutch or pressing the CC on/off switch. The Ducati system is unusual (compared with other bikes I ride regularly) in not disabling CC when the throttle is closed slightly.

    There are plenty of circumstances when I would like to disable the CC without braking and ideally without switching CC off completely. An example is when another vehicle pulls into "my" lane going slightly slower than I am. I want to disable the system to avoid running into him but when he's gone, I want to press "resume" and go back to my preset speed. In these circumstances on other bikes I would either close the throttle (a slight twist back to the the closed position) or touch the clutch. No braking, no brake lights, no drama.

    However, on my 950S when I pull the clutch...

    a) nothing happens until I pull it some more and then b) the revs rise as the drive disengages before the CC disengages and finally c) the CC disengages. It works but it's all a bit messy.

    So,

    1. Is it just my bike that does this or are "they all like that"?
    2. Is it possible to adjust the CC sensor on the clutch lever (or wherever it is), such that it deactivates with less of a pull on the clutch?

    Thanks in advance for any insight.

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    Re: Deactivating cruise control
    Reply #1 on: March 16, 2022, 06:49:29 pm
    March 16, 2022, 06:49:29 pm
    ^^ To add to the above, a quick look on the bike reveals the clutch actuation sensor switch...



    Basically, when the clutch is pulled, the bar marked in yellow pushes the bar marked in blue which compresses the switch marked in red.

    On my bike the switch does not 'click' until the clutch lever is almost up to the grips.

    Can't see any adjustment possibilities though...  :261:

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    Re: Deactivating cruise control
    Reply #2 on: March 18, 2022, 12:43:02 pm
    March 18, 2022, 12:43:02 pm
    I had a 1260 Multi, and I would slightly roll the throttle forward (close the throttle), and that would de-activate the CC... BUT, I've discovered that on the 950s, that is not so! Can't tell you how many times that has caused some excitement! I've just about re-trained myself, to use the brake, but its definitely a "training issue".

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    Re: Deactivating cruise control
    Reply #3 on: March 20, 2022, 11:25:31 pm
    March 20, 2022, 11:25:31 pm
    A slight bend to the bar marked in blue would probably give you the adjustment you require. Or you could warp a little tape around the bar marked in yellow. Or put a bit of padding on the switch marked in red?

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    Re: Deactivating cruise control
    Reply #4 on: March 21, 2022, 11:39:23 am
    March 21, 2022, 11:39:23 am
    *Originally Posted by Paul_Smith [+]
    A slight bend to the bar marked in blue would probably give you the adjustment you require. Or you could warp a little tape around the bar marked in yellow. Or put a bit of padding on the switch marked in red?

    Yes, I reckon those solutions would work. Right now, I'm working on rider education as the solution...  :001:

     



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