What is this LCD indicator?


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What is this LCD indicator?

Post by HarrisDon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:20 pm



What is the vertical LCD gauge to the right of my temp gauge? It doesn't move (or at least, hasn't yet) and the manual says nothing. So, guys, what is it?



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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by oldishwinger » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:37 pm

this is a pure guess as Im unfamiliar with the 84 aspy, but would it something to do with the on board compressor?

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by HarrisDon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:20 pm

I wondered that too, but I cannot affect it in any way. It disappears when I go to air ride menu so I doubt it. It is just a thin, unlabeled LCD "thermometer" type indicator. mine currently indicates 1/2 scale but I've seen pictures of others showing nearly full scale. I'm dashed!
Could it be a "time between service" then how is it reset?

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:10 pm

Poking around trying to help find an answer.

This first image says it is an 86', but ...


Or is it this one that says it's an 84'?


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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by CrystalPistol » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:13 pm



'85 Aspencade.

The red and white part of lines are made on screen. When the bike is "on", that's when see fuel and temp gages. When pressing air buttons to check frt or rear psi in neutral, then air pressure gage comes up. Mine has nothing (no gage) to right of temp. If what you are asking is what is that dark line … it's a "graphic" aid to show acceptable or normal range. I goes away with gage as it's not used when checking air in shocks / etc. As long as the stack of blocks end in the range beside the black line, temp is OK.

Gonna look in my owners manual tomorrow.
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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by oldishwinger » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:50 pm

C-dub wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Poking around trying to help find an answer.

This first image says it is an 86', but ...


Or is it this one that says it's an 84'?


Oh right that thin line is just and indicator of temp range means nothing else comes and goes as ignition is turned on and off ones to watch are of course temp and fuel both too the left

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by MikeB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:54 am

HarrisDon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:20 pm
What is the vertical LCD gauge to the right of my temp gauge? It doesn't move (or at least, hasn't yet) and the manual says nothing. So, guys, what is it?
I think you really need to post a picture so everyone knows what exactly it is your are asking about. Speculations really gt you nowhere.
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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by HarrisDon » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:02 pm

I think you are right. I will post a picture to make the question clear.

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by HarrisDon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 pm

Well, here ya go. The black vertical indicator, right of the temp gauge.







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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by oldishwinger » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:59 pm

HarrisDon wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 pm
Well, here ya go. The black vertical indicator, right of the temp gauge.



Guage1.png

Guage2.png
Yup it's just indicator showing temp range or a graphic if you like

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by HarrisDon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:19 pm

Why put a tiny temp gauge next to a huge one. I don’t get it.

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by CrystalPistol » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:29 pm

The answer is above several times. It's only one temp gage. It is what it is.
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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by tamathumper » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:54 am

It's there to indicate what range is considered Cold, and what range is considered Hot. Only two ranges, apparently...
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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by paneled » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 am

i never noticed that line to the left of my temp gauge
will have to look tonight when i get home, mine is a 86 sei.
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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by HarrisDon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:13 am

I look forward to hearing from you. So far, only opinions and guesses. I would love to see what an actual owners manual or service manual says about this Gage what it is attached to whether it’s a computer function or what. I suspected it was a “Time for service“ Indicator as different pictures from different bikes show different positions and indications. I can’t believe the operating temperature would be different from bike to bike. Sorry to be so stubborn but I just gotta know.

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 am

It doesn't move, change, or do anything else. It's just like the scale on the left side for the fuel - all it does is turn on when the bike turns on, to show a scale that indicates "higher than here is hot."

So it comes on when the bike is on, and goes away when the bike is off. No additional functionality beyond that.

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by oldishwinger » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:32 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 am
It doesn't move, change, or do anything else. It's just like the scale on the left side for the fuel - all it does is turn on when the bike turns on, to show a scale that indicates "higher than here is hot."

So it comes on when the bike is on, and goes away when the bike is off. No additional functionality beyond that.
Wot he said. You are reading something into the graphic that simply isn't there the owners manual has no reference to it other than explain temp is shown in bars to the left

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Re: What is this LCD indicator?

Post by CrystalPistol » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm

oldishwinger wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:32 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 am
It doesn't move, change, or do anything else. It's just like the scale on the left side for the fuel - all it does is turn on when the bike turns on, to show a scale that indicates "higher than here is hot."

So it comes on when the bike is on, and goes away when the bike is off. No additional functionality beyond that.
Wot he said. You are reading something into the graphic that simply isn't there the owners manual has no reference to it other than explain temp is shown in bars to the left
Page 17 in mine. It's purpose is to indicate mechanical safety range of coolant temp. It goes away when you check air suspension pressures.


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