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4given
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Motorcycle: 1996 honda goldwing aspencade GL1500

digital clock

Postby 4given » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:44 pm



NEW TO THE SITE-I'M THE OWNER OF A 1996 GL1500 ASPENCADE WITH A DIGITAL CLOCK IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. SOMETIMES WHEN I START UP THE CLOCK WILL GAIN A MINUTE ABOUT EVERY 10 OR 12 SECONDS. THIS WILL CONTINUE FOR ABOUT 20 MILES OR SO AND THEN GO BACK TO NORMAL OPERATION. I RESET THE TIME AND IT WORKS PERFECT UNTIL I SHUT IT DOWN AND LET IT SIT FOR 2 OR 3 DAYS. THEN THE SAME THING HAPPENS ALL OVER AGAIN. HAS ANY ANYONE ELSE ENCOUNTERED THIS WEIRD PHENOMENEN?



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virgilmobile
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Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: digital clock

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:17 pm

I recall a mention of this problem and may be fixed.Tedious work tho to remove the display logic board,cleaning and sealing it from moisture.
Someone did it on this site.

tprender
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Location: St Louis, Mo
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200
1995 GL1500SE

Re: digital clock

Postby tprender » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Here is a set of instructions on how to fix the clock from a different site. Looked here but didn't find it right away.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500clockfix.htm

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Bluewaterhooker0
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Location: Tampa, Fl
Motorcycle: 1997 Goldwing GL 1500 SE

Re: digital clock

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:03 pm

The LCD display issue is a known problem on the '96, '97, and maybe the '98 models. It has been discussed extensively on the forums. Its cause is almost certainly moisture / humidity. That is why it clears up in a few minutes of run time. Air flow and engine heat tend to dry the circuitry, and all is well, until it gets damp again. If you run the bike in some particularly 'dry' weather, very low humidity, it won't occur at all. If you simply start the engine and let it idle for a while, the engine heat rising into that area will fix the problem before you start driving. The circuit board 'fix' has had mixed success, from what I've read. I haven't done it to my '97 yet, for that reason. Just search out LCD display issues, and you find plenty to read.
There are other related issues tied to the same circuitry. Blank display, inoperative rear air compressor, dash lights that light up at the instant the circuitry is dried out. All is 'fixed' as soon as the board dries out.

4given
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Re: digital clock

Postby 4given » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:21 am

THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE. TOTALLY SOLVED THE CLOCK ISSUE. IT MAKES SENSE ALSO, SINCE IT HAPPENS MORE FREQUENTLY WHEN WASHING OR AFTER RAINY RIDES. READ OVER THE LINK PROCEDURE AND WILL MAKE IT A WINTER PROJECT. I'VE ALREADY HAD THE MACHINE TORN DOWN THAT FAR SHORTLY AFTER I PURCHASED IT FOR VARIOUS MAINTENANCE ISSUES. THIS IS A GREAT SITE. THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED WITH HELPFUL INFO. LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING OTHERS ONCE I GAIN MORE EXPERIENCE WITH MY GOLDWING. ITS HARD TO GET AWAY FROM THIS SITE ONCE I GET ON. RIDE SAFE EVERYONE.
4GIVEN




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