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Speedo...

Postby spookytooth » Fri May 17, 2013 8:49 pm



Another silly question...

I took apart my gauges and installed new Appliques and I noticed on the speedo there's two extra wires (besides the back-light wires) that go to some sort of sensor attached to the actual mechanism. What the heck does this do?



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Re: Speedo...

Postby virgilmobile » Fri May 17, 2013 9:22 pm

Some spedo's have a Reed switch mounted near The magnet.As the spedo is turned,the switch opens and closes.This switch is used to operate the auto turn signal cancel circuit.

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Re: Speedo...

Postby spookytooth » Fri May 17, 2013 9:36 pm

Huh.... How's that work?

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Re: Speedo...

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 25, 2013 7:57 pm

spookytooth wrote:Huh.... How's that work?


If the circuit sees that your handlebars have gone straight, and the bike is moving (which it detects using that reed switch), it will turn off the turn signal for you.

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Re: Speedo...

Postby spookytooth » Sat May 25, 2013 10:39 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
spookytooth wrote:Huh.... How's that work?


If the circuit sees that your handlebars have gone straight, and the bike is moving (which it detects using that reed switch), it will turn off the turn signal for you.


Sweet! Of course... Mine doesn't work... I Noticed there are two wires going to my clutch lever (just like the brake light wires going to my brake lever), what do those do?

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Re: Speedo...

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 26, 2013 12:35 pm

spookytooth wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:
spookytooth wrote:Huh.... How's that work?


If the circuit sees that your handlebars have gone straight, and the bike is moving (which it detects using that reed switch), it will turn off the turn signal for you.


Sweet! Of course... Mine doesn't work... I Noticed there are two wires going to my clutch lever (just like the brake light wires going to my brake lever), what do those do?


Those connect to a switch that closes when you squeeze the clutch, to prevent you from starting the bike if it is in gear and you haven't got the clutch pulled in.




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