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Offline BartZ

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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2019, 06:04:54 PM »
So I contacted my dealer today, who contacted Kawasaki and they honored my claim. The said they had this issue once before so they will do it on this occasion as well.

They wont be replacing the whole cluster assembly, just the cluster cover, which is good enough for me. Thanks Kawasaki!  :152:

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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2019, 08:48:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by BartZ [+]
So I contacted my dealer today, who contacted Kawasaki and they honored my claim. The said they had this issue once before so they will do it on this occasion as well.

They wont be replacing the whole cluster assembly, just the cluster cover, which is good enough for me. Thanks Kawasaki!  :152:
Thats cool but if water was actually in gauge, the gauge may take some time to fail (depending on how much water). At very least, I'd leave the gauge assy open for 3 days in a dry (A/C) room before screwing on new front half.

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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2019, 11:43:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]
Thats cool but if water was actually in gauge, the gauge may take some time to fail (depending on how much water). At very least, I'd leave the gauge assy open for 3 days in a dry (A/C) room before screwing on new front half.
True.
I bought a used Triumph that had that happen. Some functions went away. I opened it up and some of the terminals corroded off the circuit board. Un repairable.

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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2019, 11:44:25 AM »
I did check the cluster and left it to dry for several days, but couldn't see any signs of water damage on the circuit or anywhere else.  There was a thin seal on the inside of the top cluster cover which had about 1mm gap on the same side the water started to condensate so I guess that was a factory defect, hopefully with the new one it wont happen again.
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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 11:56:45 AM »
And you should get your bottom end torque back now as well  :745:

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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 12:11:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Greyhairhoon [+]
And you should get your bottom end torque back now as well  :745:

Yep, hopefully there was no permanent damage and the engine will run fine now  :008:

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Re: Water inside instrument cluster.
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2019, 01:56:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by BartZ [+]
left it to dry for several days
This is key and so you should be fine!!