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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Replacement instruments under warranty.

After six months of ownership the reset button on my Versys no longer works. It happened gradually over a couple of months with it taking one or two pushes to get the trip meters to zero untill today when it finally gave up. The dealer has ordered a complete replacement instrument unit. Back to zreo on the speedo which is a pain.
Anyone else experience this? The dealer had only ever had one other Kawasaki with this problem.
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Yup, same thing. Takes a few times to click in. Oh well, off to the dealer.

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I'm sure there is a way for your mileage to be entered into the new cluster. I would call Kawasaki directly and ask.
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I thought they were required by law to reprogram the new cluster.
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Thanks Schleppy for trying to find out about how to set your original milage onto the new instrument cluster. In New Zealand it isn't mandatory to reset your new mileage recording to match the old. Often restored bikes that have been totally rebuilt are sold with a near zero reading on the odometer.
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I don't think that it can be reset. I just had a new odometer put in a Subaru and it went in at zero. The technician said that there was no way to reset the original mileage.
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I just visited a friend that had a Harley speedometer replaced with a new one that has the tach built in the bottom. Is a harley extra and they had a device he told me and watched them. They set the old milage on the meter and turned it on and it runs it up to the current milage on your old one. They are required by Harley if they sell one to change the miles or they won't sell you one. Is manditory by law here on a car you have to sign a paper stateing the speedo has been replaced when you sell it or you are in for big trouble. I think old bikes from a certain year back are not reqired to list correct milage. I know if you don't state the change it can be a big liability issue and did know one person who sold a car without telling and they ended up replaceing a new engine or buying back the car for full selling price. Check into it further and see before you ever sell it. Is why the new cars come with tamper proof speedo and not like the old ones we unhooked to not let our dad know we ran his car all night. Sure was hard reaching all the way to unscrew the cable. Good old days.

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After six months of ownership the reset button on my Versys no longer works. It happened gradually over a couple of months with it taking one or two pushes to get the trip meters to zero untill today when it finally gave up. The dealer has ordered a complete replacement instrument unit. Back to zreo on the speedo which is a pain.
Anyone else experience this? The dealer had only ever had one other Kawasaki with this problem.
At least it's still under warranty and you can still ride it, my water pump started leaking at 1,000 miles....waiting,waiting and waiting for parts and collecting dust...........GRRRR!!
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After six months of ownership the reset button on my Versys no longer works. It happened gradually over a couple of months with it taking one or two pushes to get the trip meters to zero untill today when it finally gave up. The dealer has ordered a complete replacement instrument unit. Back to zreo on the speedo which is a pain.
Anyone else experience this? The dealer had only ever had one other Kawasaki with this problem.
I have also faced the same problem but I had to replace the whole head system.
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I got tired of waiting for Kawasaki NZ to get a new speedo unit in so I took my one apart and squirted a small amount of CRC into the switch units and pushed them in and out a few times. Put the unit back together and the button is now working. I wonder if some moisture had found its way into the switch and the CRC cleared it. Two weeks on and all is working well. Four weeks on and still no warranty replacement arrived yet. When it does I will keep it as a spare in case my repair doesn't last.
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the reset button acts the same way for me. I have to push it several times to get it to reset. I thought maybe I wasn't holding my mouth right or something.
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I have also faced the same problem but I had to replace the whole head system.
samabhi126,

What happen to your ODO once you replaced the whole head system?
Does the ODO resetted back to "Zero"?

I just changed my speedometer on my Versys, because my Speedometer Mode not funtional 100%.
After I changed the speedometer, my ODO has been resetted to "Zero" automatically. My actual ODO milage is about 15500KM.

Anyone having the same problem like me?

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Would you believe the replacement speedo unit has yet to arrive!!
My fix with CRC spray has continued to work with absolutely no problems or any indication it might go back to the way it was.
It seems to be a permanent fix.
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Hello, I had the same problem. I disconnected the speedo, opened it and I found out that the piece of plastic that is moving has to be positionned in a certain way to work. I tried to insert a small piece of plastic to force the plastic pin to stay straight and it worked. My button now work again and I am glad!

For your information, the Mileage is stored in the ECU unit. When I disconnected the speedo, my battery was still on. The only thing that reseted were the Trip meters and the Clock. The mileage stayed as is once reconnected.

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My new instrument cluster arrived yesterday. I had to fit it and return the old one otherwise the shop couldn't get a refund under warranty. My CRC repair was still working fine.
The new speedo wasn't able to be cranked up to 10,000 kms so I am back to zero.
About NZ$1000 for the new one.
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My fix with CRC spray has continued to work with absolutely no problems or any indication it might go back to the way it was.
It seems to be a permanent fix.
What is CRC Spray?
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CRC is non-conductive electrical contact cleaner. Stuff is great!


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zeph, how did you take your reset switch apart to spray it?

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I didn't take the actual switch apart. I just seperated the plates so I could get a look at the switch and realising I couldn't dismantle it , squirted a little CRC into the base of the switch. I then pushed the switch on and off a few times and put the speedo unit back together.
It continued to work fine and showed no signs of any further trouble.
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Thanks for the prior POST's. Made me realize I wanted to talk to shop and settle for a NEW Cluster while it being parked for the Winter. Fumbled with the non-functioning button long enough. After reading posts it became a pain to me. lol
Actually good timing it's end Oct and April 2010 is long time coming till riding season again. 7336 mile on the V this summer, nearly 1000 on gravel roads. Love this bike, feels light, nimble, second Gear wheelies and good suspension to absorb the Frost heaved roads in Alaska.
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