LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )


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LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by Altmeier1 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:52 pm



My LCD unit has a discoloration and is hard to read if at all is there a way anyway can be fixed or do I need to replace that unit. I was wondering how difficult it would be to replace it I have replaced alternators, breaks etc. but I never took the dash off thank you in advance for your replies. Tom



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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:27 am

Is it the clear plastic cover, or the LCD itself that is discolored?

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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by bustedwing » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:52 pm

If the screen looks like it it dark on one side and ok on the other the lamination is coming apart. The screens are no longer available from Honda, but you may be able to find someone on other online parts houses that bought up all that was left. Not cheap, I did check at one time but I would be lying if I gave you a number, just don't remember. Sorry. Good luck.
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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by Altmeier1 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:29 pm

If I sent this already sorry. My reply just disappeared, the colors are red,blue and some black . It covers about half the screen vertically. My only concern is that I cannot check the air pressure in my rear shocks since I bought his bike used do you guys know if there's a way to check the air's pressure without using the digital readout? Thanks Tom

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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:35 am

Altmeier1 wrote:If I sent this already sorry. My reply just disappeared, the colors are red,blue and some black . It covers about half the screen vertically. My only concern is that I cannot check the air pressure in my rear shocks since I bought his bike used do you guys know if there's a way to check the air's pressure without using the digital readout? Thanks Tom
That's the delamination that bustedwing mentioned. The polarizing layer sometimes causes interference patterns that you can see as colors. Unfortunately, there is no way to repair it, and the only fix is to buy a new (to you) unit - and as mentioned, they are not cheap.

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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by bustedwing » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:51 pm

What I did was installed an inline air gauge and mounted it on the right side so I could see it. Next I'll have to figure how to see the radio stations, time is not such a big deal. Takes a little time to install the gauge, not real hard.
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Post by ETNTHEMADCHINAMAN » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 am

Hi I read through this post and figured this was the place to ask,, My LCD screen has went completely black and I can no longer read it. How or where can I check the shock pressure manually? Can this be done through the auxiliary hose in the right saddle bag or is there somewhere else this can be checked? I also saw someone installed an inline gauge.. Where are the hoses for this located to do such a job.

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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by bustedwing » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:37 am

You can patch into the air hoses behind the panel that the rocker switch is mounted to that allows you to add or release air from the shocks.
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Post by ETNTHEMADCHINAMAN » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:28 am

Thank you BustedWing. That is very helpful information. I had no clue there were air hoses behind that panel.

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Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

Post by Mh434 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:35 pm

In case you didn't know, there's now a company manufacturing brand new replacement LCD panels for the GL1500, at an extremely attractive price. There are a few threads on GWDocs about it, and the reviews seem to be exceptional. There's a lot of info displayed on the LCD panel, and it's pretty important. I'd replace it....



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