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Just a Quick Computer Question!!(7 posts)

Just a Quick Computer Question!!Ligon
Jul 7, 2003 5:19 PM
The speed, distance, ect. on my Flight Deck computer have completley stopped working. The computer still works and accurately displays the functions that do not require speed to compute. I have changed magnets and looked for loose wires or bad connections and everything seems to fine. Is it possible that the pickup has gone bad. Has this happened to anyone else. I just wanted to check here before I went out and bought a new wiring kit.

Thanks in Advance,

Does the unit indicate gear shifts (I'm guessing you said yes)?Akirasho
Jul 7, 2003 9:48 PM
... consider oxidation at your computer's mount/headunit interface (the silver protrusions from both units)...

Sounds like the signal is not reaching the head (the sensor itself is a simple affair... and unless damaged... is not generally prone to failure).

A bit of denatured alcohol may be all that's necessary... there are electrical contact cleaners available at Radio Shack.

Be the bike.
Pencil Eraserpitt83
Jul 8, 2003 4:48 AM
A pencil eraser will clean the contacts. Works well for cards in your home computer too.
Does the unit indicate gear shifts (I'm guessing you said yes)?Ligon
Jul 8, 2003 5:22 AM
I have wiped down the interface but have not tried alcohol. The unit does indicate gear shifts. I was thinking the same thing about the sensor. It seems fairly simple and not likley to go bad. Anyway, I will try some alcohol.

Thanks Akirasho,

re: Just a Quick Computer Question!!PMC
Jul 8, 2003 7:47 AM
I have a wired version Flight Deck 6500 and had the wiring harness crap out for no apparent reason. The gear indicator worked fine just no speed function. Mine went from working great one ride to intermittent speed then dead the next day. I also tried messing with the magnet and sensor placement to no avail. Very frustrating as I couldn't think of anything that would have caused the harness sensor to die.

If you still have your receipt and it's less than a year old, most shops will replace the harness without a question under warranty. If not, you're out of luck unless you want to drop the coin on a new harness.
re: Just a Quick Computer Question!!maximum15
Jul 8, 2003 8:59 AM
Since the gear indicator works, it doesn't seem to be a contact problem (but check it anyway). Flightdecks have a two year warranty if you still have your receipt.
I would suspect a broken wire ........coonass
Jul 8, 2003 5:34 PM
you can test it with needle and Ohm-meter....if not, do as previously mentioned and investigate the warranty..