GPS Route color faded


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GPS Route color faded

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I recently had a full service done on my 2012 1800 ABS/nav including valve clearance check and air filter cleaned. Bike has 45,000 was purchased new in 2014.
The other day as I was decelerating my bike shut of unexpectedly. The clutch was in so I just thumbed the starter and continued on my way. First time that's ever happened.

Afterwards the bright purple track indicating route programmed into the GPS faded into a very faded purple/orange color making it hard to differentiate from the surrounding road coloration on the display.

Has anyone encountered or heard of this happening and how to correct it?
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Re: GPS Route color faded

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I dunno what the problem might be, but if it was me, I think the first thing I would do is disconnect the battery for fifteen minutes or so. This should reset all electrical glitches. I would do this by disconnecting the negative terminal. Then fifteen or so minutes later, I would reconnect, ensure both terminal connections are clean and tight, and check if the bike seems to have self fixed. I may be out to lunch here, but that is what I would do. ( I would also load test the battery while I was doing this)
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Is there anything else on the screen that has changed color? Whenever I see color changes in a display, I think back to the VGA days when one pin would get pushed out of the connector, and you'd lose some or all of the Red, Green or Blue color.

If you just had a service and things are getting sketchy like that, I'd suspect a connector is loose under the screen/ignition area.
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Thank you Viking, worked like a charm. I'll have to remember that as my "go to" first move whenever an electrical gremlin rears its ugly head. Good thing any issues are few and far between with the mighty Wing.
Appreciate your knowledgeable input.

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tamathumper wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Is there anything else on the screen that has changed color? Whenever I see color changes in a display, I think back to the VGA days when one pin would get pushed out of the connector, and you'd lose some or all of the Red, Green or Blue color.

If you just had a service and things are getting sketchy like that, I'd suspect a connector is loose under the screen/ignition area.
Believe it or not, that's exactly what the display is on a GL1800 - it's an analog video monitor, fed with RGB signals. If the connector is loose, one of the R G or B signals can be lost or degraded, and the result is odd colors on the screen.



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