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Tach cluster not working...

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So all was well, and then today on my way home i leaned into a corner and *bam* all of a sudden my entire cluster just turns off... I stopped for gas and checked the front connectors... all plugged in... checked again when I got home...

The odd thing is, I flipped my high beam on when I got on a backroad and the indicator light for the high came on... also when i hit my signals the turn indicator light blinked.... but i have no neutral light, temp light, fuel light, nothing else... all blank... no backlight, nothing.

Has anyone else ever had a display bite the dust? is this what happened?

What about any know wires to short or lose ground?

all help appreciated. thanks guys!

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The wires in or around the steering head are the ones that move the most. Just because it has a cover over the wire doesn't mean the wires are in good condition. I'd pull the nose off and check everything thoroughly.


Take a tube of dielectric grease with you to clean up the terminals too, just a little pm work since you would have the nose off. (Nose = Upper fairing to some of you folks.)

The fastest way to destroy a cluster is to repeated expose it to rushes of current, which is what the short is doing each time she comes on.



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That's going to be my next step... it's aggravating though.. I was planning on riding a bit now that fall is hitting (it's been a hot summer in nashville) but i dont wanna put miles on the back and the cluster not working... not to mention Idk where my revs are, my speed, nor when I'm low on fuel now... I got her as a project to build, and wanted to enjoy her a bit before it got cold and I tore her down... looks like I may be missing this fall's riding season as if I start disassembling things I may not stop!

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That's going to be my next step... it's aggravating though.. I was planning on riding a bit now that fall is hitting (it's been a hot summer in nashville) but i dont wanna put miles on the back and the cluster not working... not to mention Idk where my revs are, my speed, nor when I'm low on fuel now... I got her as a project to build, and wanted to enjoy her a bit before it got cold and I tore her down... looks like I may be missing this fall's riding season as if I start disassembling things I may not stop!
I'm with you on the riding. The weather in Indy is absolutely beautiful right now. Winter time (Let me get my soap box real quick) is when I do crazy maintenance on my bike so I have relatively no issues during riding season.

I believe you are a newer owner so, now is the time to get your "to do list" prepared.



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Make sure you didn't blow 10A Fuse E in the fuse box, which is for meter panel, meter backlight illumination, and tail light.
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SubSailor... thanks! that's exactly what it was... I didn't have any 10a bus fuses, so i put in a 15a... I know its not a good idea, it was just to make sure it was just the fuse as the extra 10A in the box was no good. corroded. Now I can ride the bike a little, though I'm going to keep a close eye on things, as obviously something went wrong to cause the blown fuse in the first place. That in mind, I put the 15a fuse in the ignition spot, and the 10a out of the ignition in the meter spot, until I can get some more fuses, this way, I'm not subjecting whatever is drawing the amperes to an opportunity to fry something rather than pop a fuse... needless to say, all of the wiring will be redone when I tear the bike apart this winter.

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Odd, blown fuse? Wiring inspection time. For some reason I have been seeing a lot of wiring troubles on this forum.



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If I go for a ride then shut my bike off for while then start my bike the mileage is showing Insted of temp . It switched it self . Have you guys seen that before ?
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If I go for a ride then shut my bike off for while then start my bike the mileage is showing Insted of temp . It switched it self . Have you guys seen that before ?
is the trip meter reset? You could have a bad ground somewhere. like above, do an inspection of your wiring. I've had speedometer issues that seem to have sorted itself out, but the next time I take all the fairings off, i am tracing the wiring and replacing some connectors. (also have a bad left running light connector)
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If I go for a ride then shut my bike off for while then start my bike the mileage is showing Insted of temp . It switched it self . Have you guys seen that before ?
If the trip meter also resets, the topic has been covered in another thread, bad ground, bad fuse, bad wire, bad battery, search for it.

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