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post #1 of 11 Old 12-17-2007, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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I recently had a little spill; I was turning left, it had rained recently, then the car in front of me slammed on their brakes...everything would have been fine if I wasn't still leaning. Thankfully I'm ok.

My question, however, has to do with the damage on my bike (which is minor...actually, any damage is huge!); in the attached photo, the gauge housing was cracked open...will I have problems with the electronics if I get water in there when I wash my bike?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-17-2007, 02:44 PM
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Glad your Ok, I think you can buy just the back cover for the gauge cluster, might try the search button , Good luck, str8


P.S. I would not wash that part until replaced, no since in taking chances.

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-17-2007, 02:48 PM
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I recently had a little spill; I was turning left, it had rained recently, then the car in front of me slammed on their brakes...everything would have been fine if I wasn't still leaning. Thankfully I'm ok.

My question, however, has to do with the damage on my bike (which is minor...actually, any damage is huge!); in the attached photo, the gauge housing was cracked open...will I have problems with the electronics if I get water in there when I wash my bike?
Sorry to hear about your spill, but glad you are ok! Good concern, don't fry your meters. You could seal it up in a taped plastic until the new back arrives.

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post #4 of 11 Old 12-17-2007, 03:16 PM
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always good to be talking about a spill afterwards. Technically the electronics can get wet as long as they don't have power going to them. So if they do get wet make sure they are completely dry before switching the bike on. That being said I wouldn't suggest washing the bike while they are in that condition. I would seal them up really good with some duct tape. if that's too ugly for you put a layer of black electrical tape over the duct tape.

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Yes.

Glad it's the gauges and not you busted up.

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post #6 of 11 Old 12-17-2007, 03:29 PM
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Glad to hear that you're OK.
I would have hated to hear a car behind me slamming on their brakes.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-17-2007, 03:41 PM
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016 Cover, Meter (Outer) 1 $63.98 ea
http://www.powersedge.com/pages/part...7/default.aspx
Glad your ok.. You can find that part here..




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Thanks everyone for your concern and input!

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016 Cover, Meter (Outer) 1 $63.98 ea
http://www.powersedge.com/pages/part...7/default.aspx
Glad your ok.. You can find that part here..
Dang! They charge an arm and half a leg for a little piece of plastic. Good site though...

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Hey dont feel bad. I had to buy the whole speedo combo for 460$ i think it was ..




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Thanks everyone for your concern and input!



Dang! They charge an arm and half a leg for a little piece of plastic. Good site though...
Good to hear it was just plastic busted up......Arm and a leg? Just be glad you didnt crash a Triple

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post #11 of 11 Old 12-20-2007, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Good to hear it was just plastic busted up......Arm and a leg? Just be glad you didnt crash a Triple
I take it them euro bikes are 'spensive to fix? What am I sayin'; any foreign product is expensive to fix/replace.

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