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Mode & Reset Button repairing manual

I had issue with my two buttons, first was Reset and later Mode button, and I was looking for the pictures on internet to help me solve this problem.

Someone was suggesting to just take the rubber cover on the top of buttons, but I decided to do it properly.

After removing all plastic fairings I have removed those two screws and one on the right side where is tank for coolant.



After that should be removed those 2 x 10mm screws and 3 Philips screws.



Then remove all these little ones and open the speedometer, gently...



Use the air duster and later on electronic cleaning solvent



On these holes....



And I have decided to use some isolation plastic from old car wirings instead of plastic straws (suggested somewhere else), they should be shorter then press buttons, AND PUT A LOT OF WD40!(or something else) to prevent them to get dry which will cause button to jam. (DO NOT SPRAY WD-40 ON ELECTRIC BOARD AND SWITCHES!!!! JUST LUBRICATE WHATEVER YOU HAVE DECIDED TO PUT INSIDE)



Last thing before putting all back is to put front screen back and test how everything works. Red scale position is in "idle" and green scale position is when the button is pressed...



Hope those pictures make your life easier.

Good Luck!

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That's nice work !

Can't read your multimeter because the pic isn't as clear has I need it to be but,
If it's "idle" you should read nothing, I think
Since those button are either open circuit (button depressed) or close (pressed)

Maybe I'm confuse about something here ...



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Hello Lours_Polaire, in "idle" mode it is not open circuit, Ive got something about 50-60 Ohms. On pressed mode scale went to 0 Ohms, like it should be.

Thanks for support m8.
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Thanks for posting that up. The trip reset button on my bike is stuck. I just kind of gave up on it and started writing mileage down in a little book, but I think I'll take the cluster apart and see what can be done. Cheers.

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I've had mine apart twice with no joy. The Mode button works but the reset does not. Without an accurate fuel gauge this would be a major inconvenience. With my V, it's only a minor one. If that's that's the only part to fail in 38000 miles, I'm OK with that.
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Hello Lours_Polaire, in "idle" mode it is not open circuit, Ive got something about 50-60 Ohms. On pressed mode scale went to 0 Ohms, like it should be.

Thanks for support m8.
Where do you connect your probe ?

On one side of the switch connector, it's ground (#1), on the other side it's + (#2)

Putting a probe on ground anywhere on the bike and the other probe on one of the button connector, you should find 0 ohm
Leaving your the first probe same place, putting the other probe on the opposite connector of the buton, you should find "open" circuit

This according to my own logic and not based on actual mesurement I have taken

Again, maybe I'm missing something here and you or someone else could enlight me ...

But in the end, what's realy important, is that you have resolve the problem of the faulty button !!


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Where do you connect your probe ?
Testing pins for measuring should be here on "red" and "green" arrows

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Great post Pumpa.....and the pics help greatly to show the details of yr work

I personally have not had the unit apart, so commenting about the buttons and the electronics is difficult for me

However, I can say this:
While wd-40 is a super lubricant when utilized in the right situations,
It should not be used in electrical applications.

For instance, in this case, if the switch is totaly enclosed and a lubricant is needed, wd-40 would be a great choice as long as it cannot seep out of the switch to contact any electrical part or any electrical connection.
wd-40 sprayed on electrical connections or electrical switches = BAD
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...wd-40 sprayed on electrical connections or electrical switches = BAD
FIRST time I remember using WD40 was in an enduro in eastern Ontario, probably 1978, in rain. Going over (through...?) a stone fence the points-cover on my TT500 got smashed and the bike stopped as the rain soaked the points.

A buddy handed me a can of WD40 and said to 'soak' the points, which I did, but I couldn't see how THAT would get it going. Kicked it over, it STARTED!
Was then able to ride to where the cars were parked to get it home. Made me a believer...!

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FIRST time I remember using WD40 was in an enduro in eastern Ontario, probably 1978, in rain. Going over (through...?) a stone fence the points-cover on my TT500 got smashed and the bike stopped as the rain soaked the points.

A buddy handed me a can of WD40 and said to 'soak' the points, which I did, but I couldn't see how THAT would get it going. Kicked it over, it STARTED!
Was then able to ride to where the cars were parked to get it home. Made me a believer...!

Yes, wd40 definitely has it's uses
And yes, it can be used to help all kinds of immediate needs

But as time goes by, it is bad forelectrical switches, contacts, and other connection type of items.

People have been using wd40 for years on these items, and the still continue to do so.

A while back, do not remember how many years, but a while. Itcame out the this chemical is not recommended on those electrical type uses I have mentioned.

And there was a lot of resistance......still is.

However, I believe that wd40 has come out and finally acknkwledged that using the regular blue can product on electrical is not recommended.

I do not k now if they did this because they finally accepted the past research, or if it was the fact that they now have released several other sub-products of wd40 that have been developed for other specific uses

Now come on now eddie.....you know that if you spray your wd40 on everything electrical THAT YOU NEVER WILL HAVE ENOUGH to bathe your chains in the manner they have grown so accustomed to
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But which is a better cologne...WD-40 or Hoppes #9?
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Last weekend I took my speedo apart. I tore off a small piece of aluminum foil and smashed it into a tiny, flat piece that I dropped into the hole where the reset button resides. I did the same for the mode button. The goal was to raise the profiles of those buttons, which are buried too deep into those holes. Then the little rubber rods on the undersides of the rubber button covers can push harder on the buttons. It seems to have worked.

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...Now come on now eddie.....you know that if you spray your wd40 on everything electrical THAT YOU NEVER WILL HAVE ENOUGH to bathe your chains in the manner they have grown so accustomed to
You GOTTA buy it in 55 gallon drums...!


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But which is a better cologne...WD-40 or Hoppes #9?
WD40 for underarms, Hoppes #9 for the face....

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WD40 for underarms, Hoppes #9 for the face....
Way back in the early 70s, we moved from back east to the Phoenix area.
We only took a Ford Econoline Van and a small IH Aluminum Stepvan full of stuff with the family of 5 move.

One of the items pops brought, besides his tools and welder, was a 3 gallon can of WD-40.

No **** .....and to this day, over 40 yrs later, he IS STILL working on it!

So, with fast eddie buying the stuff in a 55 gal drum.....well, it is no wonder he uses it on his chains on bikes in Canada & Arizona, his neighbors chains, everyone he meets up on the AlCan, The Mexican Federal Highway 15, and all the way up & down US Interstates I-84 and I-15 or whatever back road routes he uses that he can disperse his favorite, fluid, spray, or gel-mix of that wonderfully scented WD-40

You go eddie!
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Sorry if I wrote something wrong, I meant to say to use WD-40 or something else on isolation part which are holding inner plastic to stay verticaly.
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Sorry if I wrote something wrong, I meant to say to use WD-40 or something else on isolation part which are holding inner plastic to stay verticaly.
No no Pumpa.........you did nothing wrong.

Just Eddie and I having a bit of fun

If you know Eddie.....how do I say this, uhhhh,
Eddie has a bit of an WD-40 fetish


....just kidding there eddie
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Had no end of problems with the buttons on the 09. Two winters ago I had the bright idea to spray contact cleaner down both holes after pulling the rubber covers. Worked perfect for over a year now with one soft push of either button.

Problem solved for me.
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So, with fast eddie buying the stuff in a 55 gal drum.....well, it is no wonder he uses it on his chains on bikes in Canada & Arizona, his neighbors chains, everyone he meets up on the AlCan, The Mexican Federal Highway 15, and all the way up & down US Interstates I-84 and I-15 or whatever back road routes he uses that he can disperse his favorite, fluid, spray, or gel-mix of that wonderfully scented WD-40

You go eddie!
ANYONE know whether or not WD40'll remove tatoos...?


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ANYONE know whether or not WD40'll remove tatoos...?

It may...if you get too much on your tires
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Also heard that it can cure hunger in third world country !



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