Computer display went black when riding?


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yechave
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Computer display went black when riding?

Postby yechave » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:42 am



The electrical gremlins continue to plague this bike.

This is the first time the display went black. First, the sound shut off (this has been happening for the past eight months that I am aware of). I happened to look down and noticed the "goodbye" message and then the display went completely off for 5-10 seconds. There was no loss of power while riding.

I called another dealer that said they have heard of this problem, but they were not able to duplicate that on the bike they had in the shop.

Any ideas? Now waiting for a shop manual to arrive.



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Cal-D
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Motorcycle: 2007 Stream Silver GL1800A

Re: Computer display went black when riding?

Postby Cal-D » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:44 pm

Check the plug under the panel for loose or coroded connections

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SilverHawk
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Re: Computer display went black when riding?

Postby SilverHawk » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:24 pm

Concur. That should be the cause of your problem with the display. I had the very same issue when the technician forgot to plug that puppy back in. :o

Cal-D wrote:Check the plug under the panel for loose or coroded connections

salyzyn
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Re: Computer display went black when riding?

Postby salyzyn » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:14 am

Plug under panel is not clear enough IMHO.

There are two multipin plugs to the Audio Unit, both need to be completely seated. One should look at the connectors themselves, for a bent or damaged pin can lead to this problem as well.

An intermittent fuse can also lead to this, I had one with a mechanical stress crack that gave me several headaches over some intermittent operations of my rear taillights. A mechanical stress crack in a fuse can be spotted by wiggling the spades on the fuse, the crack can open up and close, the crack would otherwise not be visible.




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