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    Any Fix for Water in the Dash???

    My 15F has some moisture in the gauge cluster. I havnt had any problems, but would like to know how i can vent it to get the moisture out. Buying a new one is not an option.

    Is is easy to take the gauge assemble out and how exactly do I do this?

    Thanks!


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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    there is a rubber gasket on the back of the gauge, you can pull that and let the water dry, then seal it back up with rtv or silicone

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    How do I remove the gauge to get to the rubber gasket?

    Any details/instructions would be great. Thanks.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    get the manual , ebay has digital copies of them in pdf form for around 10 bucks, it will have all the information you need

    Sean

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    Remove the reverse lever, remove the handlebar cushion and two bolts underneath, remove the mirrors, remove the front dog house (top cowling) two bolts. Rewmove the inside two bolts holding the cluster retention bracket after rotating and lifting the dog house off the reverse lever shaft stub. Hope that is a little more helpful, just remember the wires are only so long to the cluster so if you want to remove it from the general area more shit needs to be removed. There is enough slack to inspect ,check for, and repair plastic body cluster cracks. Wick CA into plastic cracks. JB weld works as does epoxy to reinforce the cracked plastic on the outside. Install the cluster with silicone or goop from the back side, after the clamping bracket is installed, run a bead around the clamp and cluster-go lightly on the clamp up torque.
    This offsets wave pounding causing the plastic to fracture near the imbedded threaded inserts.
    Last edited by rotortiller; 09-02-2011 at 06:30 AM. Reason: added JB weld

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    It's important you dry this ASAP. My friend was washing his 15F and got water up in behind the cluster. The next day he saw moisture inside the gauges...thought nothing of it, then went out riding the next day. The ski would switch between fast/slo mode, show an overheating warning, and just go erratic. Turns out that that little bit of water that got into the cluster destroyed the electrical components inside. Salt water can be a terrible thing....

    The cluster needed to be replaced, approx $500-700.

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