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EA126405
07-02-2011, 11:25 AM
I've been hit with a weird issue related to my Instrument Cluster (Dash). The bike is a 2008 Factory, with a PC III installed. The bike was set up right by a competent shop who know and race RSV's and Mille's (Map 2 and whatnot). I'm wondering if anyone has run into something like this and whether or not a hand can be lent.

Here is the situation:
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-problem began as intermittent issue
-during the time the problem was intermittent it seemed to resolve (more often then not) when I hit the brakes
-as the condition became more constant it cut in and out without stopping, sometimes 3-4 times over a period of 5 mins.
-Now that the problem is constant, it should be easier to trouble-shoot
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-SYMPTOMS
-Bike runs perfectly but Instrument Cluster shows the following:
-No Tach
-No Speedo
-ODO/Trip does not advance
-No Neutral light while in neutral
-Temp shows "Err" (flashing)
-Red Line LED illuminated (solid)
-Red Triangle illuminated (solid)
-Side Stand light illuminated (solid)
-Error Codes are not present or blocked by Flashing "Err" message
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As mentioned bike runs perfectly, fans turn on at temp, and at first this problem was intermittent in nature.
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I've looked at the most obvious potential culprits, checked connectors, got a hold of a known good dash and swapped with existing.
Same issues.....plan to get back into it this weekend.
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Let me know if you have any ideas.
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Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.....

EA126405
07-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Spent a bit of time last night, think I'm on the right track, yet still interested in any ideas my forum buddies might have....

:peace:

EA126405
07-06-2011, 12:58 AM
A bunch of hours, a number of beers and a long session with my Fluke multimeter and problem solved. Ohm'ed out a huge number of harness points in a point-to-point fashion. found a break and un-broke it (replaced 2 inches).

When performing this type of trouble-shooting be sure to employ a quality meter and use the "diode" mode. A short between two points, sounds an alarm, which makes the job quicker and easier.

:peace: