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Offline Kwikasfuki

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Onboard computer display mod
« on: January 28, 2012, 01:35:55 pm »
This mod is for the 2007 - 2009 models. The later models have this functionality already available.

This mod places a switch on the handlebars, making it easier to cycle the onboard display.

This info was somewhat lost during the server crash here, so hopefully this will help.













































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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 02:15:23 pm »
This is great, excellent tutortial. Thanks! But soldering that is a little scary. I will practice on an old IC board before I try it!
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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 03:44:58 pm »
Nice , this will be my next mod thanks for the idea :hail: :hail: :hail:,( is that yellow light  in your tach meter for the ABS?), but the way i will mount the switch is in the same box where i mount the switch for my driving LED lights, check the pictures

And here is the same switch after waterproof i will mount a push switch at the front side so it will be under the horn switch

I have no problem soldering , i allready have some work done to the cluster, this is the way it looks after i changed the lights color
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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 03:51:35 pm »
Excellent!  Totally worthy!  :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 04:01:20 pm »
I have been looking for this mod and knew it was around somewhere. Finally, Thank you!

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 04:02:53 pm »
Nice , this will be my next mod thanks for the idea,( is that yellow light  in your tach meter for the ABS?)

Aye, it is for the ABS. Goes off once you hit a certain speed.

I'll probably end up putting a switch in the main housing near the flash to pass switch.

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 04:19:53 pm »
I remember that some were using the flash to pass switch for this mod.

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 04:23:55 pm »
I remember that some were using the flash to pass switch for this mod.

Did think about that, but I do tend to use the flash to pass switch

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 04:39:10 pm »
Basic question alert! So coming off  the switch, the green wire goes to the  ground and the grey to the soldered wire from the display. Is that correct?

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 04:40:47 pm »
Basic question alert! So coming off  the switch, the green wire goes to the  ground and the grey to the soldered wire from the display. Is that correct?

Yup, that's correct.

Edit: although it doesn't matter which way the go. As long as one connects to the soldered wire and the other to earth.

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 04:41:37 pm »
Thanks!

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 05:38:22 pm »
Did think about that, but I do tend to use the flash to pass switch

I am guessing it shouldn't be too difficult to have it serve both purposes, simultaneously.  Of course, with such a mod, you would have to be careful when you want to use it :)
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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 05:58:32 pm »
Nicely done LF3!  8) :thumbs:

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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 09:31:58 pm »
Awesome "how to."  Thanks for all the great pictures and info!
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Re: Onboard computer display mod
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 08:06:24 am »
One of the problems with the FTP (Flash to Pass) switch is that in heavy rain it actuates the high beams by itself.  Anyone looking at this switch used by Kwak would be horrified as to how it's put together.  One needs to slather it with dielectric grease to keep it functional in heavy rain as the housing is not very waterproof.  I don't know if it's been improved in the 10 models on up but with the 08/09s it has this problem.

We get a question every so often on that phenomenon every so often.  For that reason, I wouldn't use it and instead go with an after market waterproof switch of some sort.
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