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Moisture in display

What is the best way to remove moisture from the display, and to help keep it to a minimum? I'm on a first gen, it's gotten bad this year. There has always been a small oval patch that aggravates the piss out of me on cool mornings, but will usually burn off before lunch time. This year it's gotten to be the whole lens is damp inside. I haven't ridden it this summer so it was sitting lonely in the garage while I rode vintage bikes this year.
Anyone tackled this one yet? Link to a thread on it maybe? I haven't found a thread on dealing with it. Thanks.
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What is the best way to remove moisture from the display, and to help keep it to a minimum? I'm on a first gen, it's gotten bad this year. There has always been a small oval patch that aggravates the piss out of me on cool mornings, but will usually burn off before lunch time. This year it's gotten to be the whole lens is damp inside. I haven't ridden it this summer so it was sitting lonely in the garage while I rode vintage bikes this year.
Anyone tackled this one yet? Link to a thread on it maybe? I haven't found a thread on dealing with it. Thanks.
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Silica Gel captures moisture like mad.

Not sure where your moisture is showing, so pix would help. Anyway, put a packet or two of Silica Gel anywhere in the same air space, then replace each packet when it changes color. Bake packets for two hours at 200 F. to recycle (forever); the color changes back blue again, like new.

Any idea how the moisture gets in?



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Get a few large lawn-and-leaf trash bags.


Wrap the bike and make the bags as air tight as possible. Dump in about 50# of rice and seal up the bags the rest of the way. Leave the bike wrapped for about 2.826 million seconds. Once unwrapped the moisture should have been taken care of.
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That can be nearly impossible to cure. You will need to break into the display. You will need to remove any moisture manually and then insert a desiccant packet somewhere inside. Then you will need to reseal the cluster.

I do know for a fact some instruments that advertise moisture free actually only have a coating on the inside of the lens to keep visible moisture off the lens.
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That can be nearly impossible to cure. You will need to break into the display. You will need to remove any moisture manually and then insert a desiccant packet somewhere inside. Then you will need to reseal the cluster.

I do know for a fact some instruments that advertise moisture free actually only have a coating on the inside of the lens to keep visible moisture off the lens.
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You can use a hair dryer on low heat to gently drive the moisture out of the cluster.
However, if it got in once it will probably do so again unless you can find and seal the point(s) of ingress.

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What all the others said..... As long as the seal isn't sealing, moist air will be drawn in once cooled and condense. You could remove the cluster and see if you can first dry it out, then see how you can seal it. Front end removal time.....
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Yessir, kinda figured that. Was hoping someone in here had already taken a Gen 1 apart and had a tip on what they went through to get it done. But that's cool, I live to do this kind of stuff. Might as well do it while I have the forks off and the paint on the legs is drying.
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I'll be out on it next week to see some fall foliage in the Ozarks.
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Dunno how helpful this will be. It's for removing the meter assy on an '06.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tlfvv03xc2...moval.pdf?dl=0

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