Losing time


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Losing time

Postby cal3san » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:14 pm



In the past month or so I've discovered my dash digital clock had lost 6 or 7 minutes off the correct time. This has happened 3 times that i can recall. The 1500 trike starts right up with no "drag time" and the clock on the GPS has the correct time. Anyone got any ideas?


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Re: Losing time

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:56 pm

This is a well-known problem on the GL1500. The solution is not simple. It's down to moisture collecting on the circuit board inside the dash that runs the clock and LCD. The solution is to wash it down with a solvent to remove whatever crud is keeping the moisture against the circuit board, dry it thoroughly, then seal it with several layers of acrylic spray, all while protecting the LCD from contamination. If you're not comfortable with electronics, you might want to take it to someone to do.

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Re: Losing time

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:55 pm

Sounds scary. I'll just reset the clock.
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Re: Losing time

Postby simplypjm » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:14 pm

I have the same issue with my 1996 gl1500 which I have had for about 4 weeks (our first Goldwing).
This sounds like a good winter project for me. So far have followed many of the DIY articles, they are fantastic, thanks for making them!
WingAdmin could please help with a couple of questions? What solvent would you recommend, would brake cleaner spray be too strong? Or use isopropanol - rubbing alcohol. As for the acrylic, regular clear acrylic aerosol found at a paint store?

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Re: Losing time

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:30 pm

simplypjm wrote:I have the same issue with my 1996 gl1500 which I have had for about 4 weeks (our first Goldwing).
This sounds like a good winter project for me. So far have followed many of the DIY articles, they are fantastic, thanks for making them!
WingAdmin could please help with a couple of questions? What solvent would you recommend, would brake cleaner spray be too strong? Or use isopropanol - rubbing alcohol. As for the acrylic, regular clear acrylic aerosol found at a paint store?


I'd be hesitant to use brake cleaner (which I use for everything else!) Rubbing alcohol should be safe. And yes, aerosol acrylic is fine - just make sure you test the clock BEFORE encapsulating in acrylic, to make sure you've actually solved the problem!




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