Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Beach County, Fla.
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Thanks, invader and Murquiza. The bike has 30,000 miles. I park it outside at work, year-round, rain or shine, uncovered. It rained a lot yesterday, and it's possible that water got into the keyhole. Sometimes that little door doesn't slide all the way shut. This makes me think that invader's labor-intensive suggestion might be a good bet.
Couple of other observations:
1) I haven't added or modified electrical components lately, but the previous owner added grip warmers (which no longer work) and brake light and turn signals to the Givi top box. When he did this, he added a fuse block under the saddle. It's uncovered (except by the saddle, of course) and the screw terminals are rusty.
2) I have removed and opened up the instrument cluster three times. The first time, I cleaned the mode and reset buttons and got them working again. Months later, during a long camping trip, condensation got into the clear plastic cover above the speedometer. I took the instrument cluster apart, dried it out, and reassembled it, making sure it fit together tightly and that the boot over the wire harness fit snugly.
Last edited by Holden; 08-03-2013 at 01:33 PM.