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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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First real ride post accident

Hi all. Today was a good day to ride. Especially with friends. This is also the first real test for me, kinda finding my self again. Not sure what I was worried about, really. Didn’t have any personal issues, and felt solid. But enough about myself. More about the 06 Neo retro.

Solid, well mannered, not too temperamental. But I’ve noticed a few things.

It may be me, “but”, occasional misses the 4th-5th gear shift. Happened twice. Just needed a firmer heal I guess.

The A/B trip meters don’t seem to be working. Speedo/odo are ok. Checked against my buddies speedo/odo. We were different by a mile or so. I’m currently not set up to troubleshoot electrical issues. But may be soon, I will need to be.

Lastly, there is a real buzz ( like a piece of loose plastic vibrating) coming from somewhere near/under the speedo/dash or front of tank. Haven’t found that one yet. Any ideas?

This was the first of many BDR’s. 54 miles this time. Not bad, but there is room for improvement.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 11:34 PM
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Speedo housing buzz is a common complaint. Need to get in there and cushion the offending parts. Many, many threads on the particulars. But well worth the time to eliminate that minor annoyance.

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Clean and lube the shifter pivot boss.

Are the trip meters incrementing?
Are the trip meters resetting to zero when IGN switch turned off?

Buzz - Speedo cover possibly, more likely housing. Three
bottom screws, remove screws, cut a one inch piece of electrical tape, fold in half with sticky sides together... Now punch a hole in the center and push the screws into the hole. Trim tape at screw head, re-install screws..

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Thank you for the advice. Going to clean and lube that.

Trips reset. They were working the other day, as I was checking mpg. Getting a base line. But today. Nada, no inf. Same as my old 1300. But could never figure out why.

Going to check the housing tomorrow..

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1. Go to "Tools" at the top, Select User CP (control Panel) Add your 2006 1800N to the "Signature line".

2. Trip meters have a "Memory Fuse" in fuse box. Check on that. Without a few microamps, no memory for tripmeters.

The Red/Blue wire should be checked at the Green 7 pin connector.
If the connector has been opened the pin could have bent or pushed back into the connector body.
Weird things happen humans do things...

There is also a low voltage situation as in a cranking event and engine stalled, that would reset the tripmeter memory, usually a 1300 issue.
PHATV and RBS like this.

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1. Go to "Tools" at the top, Select User CP (control Panel) Add your 2006 1800N to the "Signature line".

Done, thanks for that.

2. Trip meters have a "Memory Fuse" in fuse box. Check on that. Without a few microamps, no memory for tripmeters.

Makes sense, going to check this.

The Red/Blue wire should be checked at the Green 7 pin connector.
If the connector has been opened the pin could have bent or pushed back into the connector body.
Weird things happen humans do things...

There is also a low voltage situation as in a cranking event and engine stalled, that would reset the tripmeter memory, usually a 1300 issue.
This too makes sense. There is a start button issue. Or a ground issue. Looking into that too.

Many thanks again.

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There is a "Starter switch clean and lube" in the Step by Step board. Main part because All VTX INVOLVED... Rattlebars was the author.

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Thank you Hans & Feet, that start switch lick is kind of hard to use on my phone . But I did get the idea. About a half an hour sound right.

Going to tackle that when doing a bard swap on my buddies bike next week end. I double checked the trip meters a while ago. They registered the miles from the ride yesterday but not the week before. Probably crack into that on Saturday as well.

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Can you toggle through Trip A > Trip B > Odometer

Rain or a bath has caused the switch to do strange things, cycle through the choices or do nothing.
A shot of WD40 cleared mine up many years after a wet ride.
999 miles on a Trip meter and it rolls over to zero and counts up again.

The PDF for the switch cleaning may be best downloaded.

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Yes, odo/trip a/trip b toggle via the rubber sealed button on top left of dash. Button is in good condition. Not cracked and rotten. Tending to think electrical, either bad ground, switch, battery. Or all the above. Have had battery on a tender, new purchase and hooked up pigtail, not zip tied yet.

The old tender pigtail had a blown fuse, and op just contacted me. He just found the tender he had. I pick it up next weekend.

Really can’t do much more this week on the bike. So in the tender this week. Next weekend dive into some ground fix, contact cleaning and the like.

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