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Author Topic: Speedo Condensation  (Read 1488 times)

abe

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Speedo Condensation
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:43:12 AM »
Went for an evening ride here in Portland and I had a heck of a time seeing how fast I was going, not that I really needed to know its all feel now, but the condensation was pretty bad in my 07 classic.  Any ideas?  It is pretty moist and chilly still, but not that bad.

New seal??  ???

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birdmove

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Re: Speedo Condensation
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 05:37:18 AM »
  Well, I haven't had that problem. Now my eyesight at 54 years old...thats another matter....

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Re: Speedo Condensation
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 04:10:18 PM »
     The only way to get a complete seal would be to dip the entire bike in epoxy. Not really practical. Any mechanical drive meter will have this problem under the right mix of cold and moist air. They simply can't be sealed well enough. Some are better than others, but they all do it. I get this on Hondas also. on the bright side- it's hard to get a speeding ticket on an Enfield.

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Re: Speedo Condensation
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 05:03:15 PM »
My ammeter always has some condensation on the lens in higher humidity days.  My speedo has always been clear.

Hot dry days will clear the ammeter.
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Re: Speedo Condensation
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 09:57:40 PM »
This may surprise some.
I had this misting up problem with my Lotus Seven gauges. Wondered how to seal them all up etc. WRONG!!!
The answer I was advised to use was to cut a slot about one inch long x quarter inch wide in the case (very carefully!!!).
Why? Well the condensation is caused by the cold outercasing and then the internal air being heated by the illumination bulbs creating the problem. Increasing the ability for air to flow around the instrument really does get rid of the problem. Strange I know, but true.  :o
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abe

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Re: Speedo Condensation
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 02:21:50 AM »
Lotus Seven Man once again you are on to something here! 

I wonder if there is a way to get air in from underneath??

Thanks!

abe
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Re: Speedo Condensation
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 07:53:04 AM »
Just ambient air/draughts seemed to work on the Se7en!   ;)
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Royal Enfield Miltary 500cc  (2003)
Honda VTR FireStorm (SuperHawk) 996cc 'V' twin
Kawasaki KR1 250cc twin 'stroker
Ducati 916 'L' twin