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    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 at 16:27
hi all ,
got caught in a major dowmpour last week.
got bike home ok but then after a couple of hours my dials started blipping eg breva logo on lcd and dial needles just moving 5mm or so
all at the same time.
this is with the ignition off of course.
turn ignition on and all works fine.
bike starts and runs spot on.
disconnected all plugs and sprayed with elec spray
no effect.
i now have the clocks on the radiator to try and dry out.
any suggestions
regards craig
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sorry forgot to say
Breva 1100 2005
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Putting clocks on radiator could be a mistake much better to stick them in biscuit tin with a load of rice and let them dry slowly. Look to drill lowest part of clock case to allow any excess water out and air to circulate for the future, once dried out.
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Thanks chris
Hoping they dry out
Will drill drain holes later
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A spell in the airing cupboard also works well. (If you've got one!)
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Read through this. It also tells you how to stop it happening, and why you should not drill through the lowest point to drain the unit.
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I'm still waiting for the pleasure....Confused...on my 1200 Sport (Breva thing).

In the mean time, in absence of taking tools to my instruments, I have taken an approach from my Lazy Man's Book of Bodges - each year I squeeze a bead of (clear) silicon grease along the bottom edges of clocks, between glass & chrome trim.  I've ridden through biblical rainstorms, even full-on floods, and as yet, after five years' riding the instruments have not misted - although often water is seen beading or puddling along my strip of silicon grease.  

Doubtless now having confessed my Lazy Bodge & tempted fate, next time out those instruments will mist up something rotten Stern Smile

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cheers Brian
that is worth its weight in guzzi clocks.
hope i can save them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote melonman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2018 at 18:14
i guess on a 2005 guzzi it hasnt done bad.
been out in plenty of storms as you said tony
but i guess this was the straw that broke the donkeys back.
i have read of a company in the netherlands that can refurb with a warranty for a lot less than new clocks.
hope it dont come to that
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Thats the 1 brian
Cheers
I am assuming it is the clocks that are faulty and not something else
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2018 at 21:37
As you can see from the pictures in that article, the printed circuit board is very close to the bottom of the unit, so any moisture in there will affect the board and cause shorts. Water does conduct electricity quite well. See if it improves when dried out.
I doubt if anything else could cause your problem.
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There was a recall way back when... mine were changed when well out of warranty FOC during a service when I'd done about 20000 miles... I've never had a problem since. It may be worth seeing if the recall can still be activated ??
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As a precaution, suck on each of the vents on the back and see if any of them DON'T pass air

My clocks misted up until I discovered that the bottom LH vent (from the back) was blocked 

Opened it up and they haven't misted up since

Interestingly, I luckily bought a set of secondhand clocks cheap to cannibalise for the LCD (I suspect a dodgy connection on my LCD) and had the same blocked vent 
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Thanks for all replies
Not sure if 2005 bike woul be covered by a warranty or recall
Although my last car was recalled by suzuki after 10 years for a seatbelt fault
Maybe worth a punt.
Good call on checking vents
Thanks craig
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