1986 digital display stopped working


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ripsaw
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1986 digital display stopped working

Postby ripsaw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:35 am



Hi all, after cleaning my wing last Saturday i decided to take it out for a run locally. I noticed that the speedo and trip counter didn't work. The speedo stuck at zero and the trip counter didn't alter either. Both the fuel and rev counter worked ok. Before I start pulling things about, is there anything in particular to look for? Thanks.



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Re: 1986 digital display stopped working

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:43 am

The spedo and trip are operated by a 3 wire sensor attached to the front wheel on the left side.
I'd be looking at the connector first.There are voltage tests that can be done too if it is still hooked up.
One of the 3 wires is ground,another is about 7 volts and the third pulses from 0 to 7 volts as the front wheel is turned.The voltages are approximate.

ripsaw
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Re: 1986 digital display stopped working

Postby ripsaw » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:56 am

Many thanks for that. There are so many speed trap around where I live I'd be foolish to take it out without fixing it first.

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Re: 1986 digital display stopped working

Postby tricky » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:42 pm

You could always use a GPS if your stuck, much more accurate than the digital dash :D




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