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DASH FLICKER - NORMAL OR NOT?

Discussion in 'How To's' started by Robert, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Robert

    Robert

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    Hi All

    Was just doing my winter prep and noticed the dash had a bit of an incremental flashing while the bike was running. When the bike is on the screen doesnt flicker. The headlights also seemed to flicker in sync with this, nothing extreme but noticeable. I'm pretty sure the bike has done this since I've had it (a year) and I have never really paid much attention but after a bit of reading online there are some reports it could be an issue somewhere.

    Battery was replaced a few months ago and voltages all seem OK.

    Is this normal from the engine vibrations or a gremlin somewhere?

    Video below with shows this, cant really tell if its adjusting with the engine idle but maybe that's also a bit out of sorts?



    Thanks
    Rob
     
  2. StMarks

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    Fwiw I've not noticed this before myself (although I have the older version dash anyway, which lights differently).
    My concern would be that it may indicate an issue with your regulator? -perhaps being unable to stably control the voltage illustrated by that slight strobing effect.??

    What happened to your old battery (what type of failure)..?
     
  3. Robert

    Robert

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    It was throwing an error of P1698 which is pretty generic. The bike would just cut out when trying to pull away from a stop.

    Interesting the battery voltages were showing all normal signs in terms of charging but the dealer said it was a bad battery and replaced it.

    Is there a best way to check the RR or just get some readings from it’s output to the battery and the resistance?

    It’s a 2015 Street R which I understand has the upgraded RR. Not to say they can’t ever fail however !

    Tah.

    Rob


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