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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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LCD screen cracked???

So I have just finished a hard days work and about to get the kwaker started for the ride home and notice that my lcd display on the display unit is cracked? WTF? there is no physical damage to the outer plastic covering the screen, my only thought is that the heat had been the culprit, at 34 degrees Celsius, I think that this is possible but highly unlikely.

#1 does anyone know where I can get my hands on one of these things in South Africa, I removed the screen last night in search of a part number of sorts but to no avail. will be highly appreciated.

#2 Has this happened to anyone else?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 10:33 AM
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Do you have an aftermarket windscreen?
I've heard folks say that they melted the plastic that covers the display, and that seemed to be the culprit.
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#1 does anyone know where I can get my hands on one of these things in South Africa,


There's your problem right there.
You are on the wrong hemisphere. It's nice and cold around here now.


Joking aside, I doubt it was the heat. It would take much more then 34C and I have a feeling it wouldn't be a crack even then. Can you post a picture?

Does it effect the dials or your ability to read the screen? If you can live with a cracked plastic then leave it be.

Here is the page from the parts catalog. I hope it helps.



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Do you have an aftermarket windscreen?
I've heard folks say that they melted the plastic that covers the display, and that seemed to be the culprit.
Didn't we debunk that?
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No Aftermarket screen installed.

That is just the thing, if it was the heat the plastic covering it would be melted to ***t and likewise for the other plastics.

Thanks Ivan V, The parts catalog did help to some extent but it seems to me that I will have to buy the whole tacho meter unit.. Unfortunately the whole screen is busted, i cannot see a darned thing.

"There's your problem right there.
You are on the wrong hemisphere. It's nice and cold around here now. "

Lol, Yeah, I prefer the good riding weather thanks.

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I assume the bike is out of warranty, this was a common problem on older LCD, left in direct sunlight, under the right conditions, the display would go black and remain black. I personally would have gone to the dealer and tried to get it replaced under warranty, the fact the cover isn't damaged would be proof enough, since you have already removed it, I think that is no longer a option.
I have electrical multimeters that would go black in direct sunlight, some would have a black corner or spot that would remain black. This has been improved upon in newer equipment, however under the right conditions I assume it is possible to damage it with direct sunlight. I would be interested to see what Kawasaki says.
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It looks like someone punched it and broke your LCD screen.

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The LCD screen is glass, not plastic. The type of crack appears to be glass. Unlikely to be cause by heat from ambient but likely an impact damage or the glass is placed under some pinch point. It could be something that mounts or hold the LCD have came loose and fall into the place. The heat expansion allows this loose thing to fall in and at the cooler temps, things contract back and cause a high pressure point on the glass. Just saying.....it could be cause by who knows what.

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Thank you for all the responses and the links,

I have given up trying to identify what the cause was, the bike is out of warranty.

Thanks for the links invader, will have to get one of those.


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A bike cover would probably also be a good idea! Keep the sun off and hopefully deter potential vandals.

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A bike cover would probably also be a good idea! Keep the sun off and hopefully deter potential vandals.
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A bright yellow cover would be good. It would naturally have the "Look at Me" and thieves wouldn't want that kind of attention.

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