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Postby billygraham » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:37 pm

i have lost control of my volume via the handle bar control nor can i switch from radio to tape (ect)any ideas

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Re: audio

Postby george baker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:25 pm

hi
what bike
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Re: audio

Postby billygraham » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:30 pm

k1200lt year 2000

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Re: audio

Postby billygraham » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:33 pm

it stopped working after i washed it still plays just dosent respond to any buttons

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Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:30 pm

it stopped working after i washed it still plays just dosent respond to any buttons

Likely water got into the contacts - you might try spraying WD40 into the controls to try and displace the water before any corrosion occurs.

Another technique is to use a hair dryer on a LOW setting (a HIGH setting might melt/distort plastic parts).

How did you wash it - by hand or pressure hose?
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Re: audio

Postby billygraham » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 pm

i know i shouldnt but hose (it was dirty

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Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:31 pm

i know i shouldnt but hose (it was dirty

We have all taken that risk at some time..........

It might also be better (especially if you can lay up the bike for a few days) to disconnect the Battery Negative (earth) terminal while you try and get the water out and dry out the controls with the WD40 and a hair dryer (on LOW setting).
Disconnecting the Battery earth terminal will minimise the risk of Verdigris occurring in the controls due to the presence of a voltage potential and water.

Hopefully the WD40 might work using the plastic tube attached to try and get it inside the controls and displace the water from the contacts.
The pressure in the can should get it past the seals and may blow some of the water out.
Spray it in at various points round the controls.
Don't be sparse with the spraying - it is better to flood the control with WD40 than to leave it filled with water.
While the Battery earth terminal is disconnected, operate the controls to spread the WD40 over the contact surfaces -
Once you think it might be dried out, just CLIP the Battery Negative (earth) terminal back on to see if the controls are working.
If not, disconnect the Battery Negative (earth) terminal and repeat the whole exercise again.

Let us know how you get on.
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Re: audio

Postby Jaythro » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 am

Try to avoid WD40 in any of the BMW switchgear

It attacks the rubber membrane that BM have used to seal the contacts

You could also do what Id did and strip the switchgear off the handlebar and fill it with red rubber grease
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Re: audio

Postby gogs01 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:57 pm


Try to avoid WD40 in any of the BMW switchgear

It attacks the rubber membrane that BM have used to seal the contacts


Is that true ?
I'm a big fan of WD40 and have used it regularly on BMW switchgear without any evidence of damage.
Not saying you're wrong, just wondering what your evidence is .....
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Re: audio

Postby SteveD » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:19 am

I'm not a fan of WD40 either. Years back I saw some switchgear on an airhead that had been cleaned with it and there was substantial corrosion on any of the small metal parts. I would use it to wipe down the steel shafts on my golf clubs and that would leave corrosive markings too. That was enough for me to stop using it except for cleaning engine cases etc. I have a friend that swears by it though and uses it everywhere.
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Re: audio

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:16 pm

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