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Dash LCD flickering and going out

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bernard1414
Had some funny business going on tonight with my dash. The screen began to flicker, then it would all of a sudden go completely dark, then back to normal. As I kept riding, the flickering continued. I even turned the bike off, let it sit, and turned it on again and it was still happening. It also flickers here and there while the bike is off, with the key in the on position. All connections seems to be fine, from what I can see in the dark. Has anyone ever has issues like this? If so, what did you do to fix it? Thanks for the help guys.

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norcal616
Video??? Maybe the starter switch is iffy, could be just slightly touching the contact from a road bump or vibration???

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mjh937
Did you check the connector on the back of the dash is plugged in properly?

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Guest ChicagoAJ
I had this happen on one of my old bikes. If all the connections are solid it's the LED backlight that's dying/intermittent.
 
My 2012 CBR250R that had this issue only had a couple solutions:
 
1) Get a new cluster (resets mileage)
2) Rip open the existing cluster and solder in different LEDs
 
 
They wanted something like $300-500 for a new cluster, I only paid $2400 for the bike. So I dealt with it until I sold it. Made driving at night really crappy because you couldn't see what speed you were going.

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pineappleunderthesea
A long shot, but is your battery OK? On my Honda Shadow, my cluster (which was not nearly as advanced as this one) would act really weird if the battery was low, it took a while for it to behave until the battery was mostly charged.

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mjh937
I understood the problem was the display was going blank. If it is the backlight then that is a different problem. Either way though I would start by double checking all the connections. At least that is easy, and maybe something just worked its say loose (I would check the ECU connection too, although it seems unlikely that would become loose by itself).

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peteinpa
If it's under warranty, get it to shop pronto.

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Beemer
How long have you been riding your bike? If a wire has come a little loose it can rub on the frame and cause a short. That could explain the flickering.

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bsg75
I came here to look for the same issue.
With mine the dash MIGHT flicker on at high revs but almost never lights up at idle or lower revs. The bike starts fine every time and the dash itself never goes out so I question battery issues. It has been going on for some time but I ride little at night and just forget about it.
I will check connectors but I guess it is in for a warranty claim for me... Dang

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rick
on mine, the harness to that cluster has a pretty nasty bend in it. if the connections are good, I'd consider opening up that jacket to see if there's a wire that's been broken.
 
As for connectors - I'm a big fan of this stuff. Own an Italian motorcycle and you'll understand why, lol. https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-D5S-6-DeoxIT-Contact-Cleaner/dp/B00006LVEU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475162605&sr=8-1&keywords=deoxit+d5
 
If you've been using dielectric silicone grease on electrical plugs - stop. This stuff not only protects against oxidation, it also enhances the connection where silicone is not a good conductor.

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