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I tried to upload some pictures of the new dash and hand controls on my new bike but for some reason I could not make it work. :? I can get all the way to the point of submitting the pictures but then nothing. Any suggestions?..... I will say though the new controls look and work beautifully. from the way they are designed I think they have the water intrusion problem handled. Also the new dash with the tach integrated into it and the new bar graph style gas gauge look way cool.
I stripped everything last night for paint. If all goes well I should be on the road in a couple weeks. If I can get the photo post to work I`ll post some pics then.
 

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Tom,

Congats on the new scoot.

We looked at the demos for quite awhile and sure liked the changes they made this year. I know I'm gonna have one of the headlights on mine this winter and if I can do the dash insert without messing up my paint too bad, it's gonna be in there. I really liked the switch for the fan.
Make sure you post some pics of the paint when you get it back. You're lucky that you'll be able to ride when you get it back, by then we'll be under 3' of snow :(

Tim
 

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What does the new fan switch do . Turn it off , reverse it , or what ?
 

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new 05 switches

Tom,

Could you send the pictures of the new switches to me ? I was just out working on my bike and noticed the master cyl. has a corner broken off near the lever pivot. Threads in the switch housing are nearly stripped too. I would like to see what the new stuff looks like since I'll need to do something.
thanks jeff [email protected]
 

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Jack...
My parts are out for paint so I have yet to install all the electrical components. As soon as they get back and I get them all hooked up I can tell you more. To tell you the truth, I noticed the fan on the indicator housing but thought it was just that... an indicator. Tim`s note about it being a switch was news to me as I have not recieved my book on this thing yet. Looking at it though...looks like just an indicator unless I`m missing something.

Jeff... Pictures are on the way.
Tom.
 

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Jack,

The fan switch allows the rider to turn the fan ON any time they want. They are running the higher limit switches for the fans and they thought a manual override would be desireable for some.

Sounds like a good idea.

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Fan Switch

Jack;
Mountain put a switch like that on my Boss, and it's really handy. I have the hi limit temp switch which is fine most of the time, but if I have been on a long pull on the interstate, I can switch it on as I hit the exit so the temp doesn't climb too much @ the next light.

Same if I'm fiddling with the scoot on jack stands.

HAWK88'
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Why don't I understand the rationale behind the manual fan switch? I have an FS-120 fan switch that turns on at 195 and off at 180. Why would you want to turn on your fan before 195? Please explain...Joe
 

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Another New Feature for '05

Another new feature for '05 is the turn signal light. Before '05, you had to continue to hold down the turn signal button to keep it from going off at a long light. The '05 turn signal will still turn off after 7 blinks, but not while the brakes are on. Therefore, while sitting at a light, you don't have to keep your thumb on the button. A nice feature.

See you in Dyersburg on October 8-10th.

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Alan,
Not having the turn signals shut off while holding the brakes is a real nice feature! How long AFTER you release the brakes does it continue to blink?
I wonder if it's just a simple module change that could be used on earlier bikes. Thanks!
 

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On our '03 bikes, the signal duration is controlled by how long you hold the button. If you just tap the switch once, you get 4 blinks (for lane change), if you hold it for 2 seconds it blinks about 15 times, if you hold it for 3 to 5 seconds it stays on for a long time and usually needs to be cancelled manually.

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Tim,
On my 2002 the turn signals work like this:

Press turn signal button for 1 second, turn signal lights will flash for 7 seconds, then self cancel.
Press turn signal button for 2 seconds, turn signal lights will flash for 20 seconds, then self cancel.
Press turn signal button for 4 seconds, turn signal lights will flash for 75 seconds, then self cancel.
All three modes above can be cancelled by pressing the same turn signal button a second time.
Hazard Mode - is available all the time and will flash until cancelled. To engage, depress both the left and right turn signal buttons for 1 second. To cancel, depress both buttons again for one second.

If the aloted time runs out, the turn signal stops flashing whether you have the brakes on (like at a stop light) or not. The way I read Alan's post is that the signals will stay on as long as you have the brakes applied. If that is so, then, to me, that is a great feature. I would consider changing the module on my bike if this is really the way the new ones work. :)
 

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Don,

Ours must be the same then, Ive never counted the seconds but it sounds about right. Ya I'd consider changing the module as well for the brake idea. Good winter project along with the headlight assembly and some other minor goodies.

Think I have finally reached the limit on mine :? Need to find an Electra Glide standard for a project this winter.

Tim
 

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I`ll give mine a try tonight and let you know for sure that is the way they work..... Also... after a closer look at the fan switch... I see now that it is indeed an over ride. Very cool.
 

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Thanks Tom,
I spoke with Levi at the factory today. He went out and tried one of the new bikes, and said if he hit the button once quick, the signal would stay on. He also said the new module makes the turn signal lights also act as brake lights. So the running lights and brake light all come on when the brakes are applied. If the turn signal is on, or put on after you stop with the brakes on, the signal (right or left) will work normally. I don't know if the signal cancels automatically though.
I'll be really looking forward to your report on exactly how your turn signals/brakelights work. Thanks!! :)
 

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Sorry!
I said : "So the running lights and brake light all come on when the brakes are applied."
I meant the signal lights and brakelights all come on.
 

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I tried the turn signals tonight and here`s what I found.... If you hit the button once quick, they will flash 7 times. If you hold it down for a couple seconds, they wwill flash for about a minute. But if you have the brake on they will continue to flash, then cancel after about a minute.
The turn signals do come on when the brakes are applied. In fact, the tail light that came with the bike is a tail light only. No brake light there. Only two wires. Think I`ll leave it off and use a side mount license plate since I have tail and brake lights without it.
 

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Tom,
Thanks for the info. You said they blink for about a minute while holding the brakes. If you have the time, could you tell me about how long after you release the brakes, the signal continues to flash? Your answer will determine if I put the new module on my 2002. Thanks!! I appreciate it!! :)
 

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Don,
The turn signals will continue to flash for as long as you have the brake lights on. Once you release the brake they will cancel after about seven flashes.
Tom.
 
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