Oops! wet honda baja speedo/trip computer

Discussion in 'Technical' started by moby, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. moby

    moby New Member

    Ive hired a honda baja 250 for a bit of off roading in Laos...

    I dropped it in a river crossing 2 days ago..
    everything is ok except the trip computer/speedo

    the backlight on the display lights up but theres nothing showing.

    Are there fuses for this? are they inline? (along the wire)
    or is there a fuse box somwhere?

    Any other ideas on how to get it going?

    do you know what these cost? [:0]

    Cheers!
    Craig
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Craig
    Nice one Craig. Take it to a bike shop, open up it, dry it out & see how it goes.

    I see you've pinched a nice pic of me & my old Baja with the Lao cops for use on your blog site, plus got a 5-day blog going already, so I hope you're going to make a nice contribution to the GT Rider board before too long....

    Dont like your chances of Pakxan - Phonsavan in the wet = foolish alone & with deep streams.

    If things dont go well you might have to pay for a replacement trip meter.
    Who'd you rent the bike from Fuarks or PVO. If the bike is from PVO a replacement trip meter might cost a lot more than if it is from Fuarks.

    Good luck. Your GT Rider board report should be a good un'. Matt Ward set you a real high benchmark.
     
  4. Rhodie

    Rhodie Ol'Timer

    Yeah Craig - great blog.
    Do post what you are blogging here.
    I too was considering the Paxxan-Phonsovan route in a couple of week's
    time,
    so I would be very interested in hearing how you get on.
    Oh, and do take some pix - u don't need to use pix of those under the care of the Laos Fuzz!
    Have a good trip AND keep us posted.
    Cheers
    Rhodie
     
  5. moby

    moby New Member

    Hi Rhodie..

    The paxsan - phonsavan route was awesome.. by far the best ride out of everything I did..

    Trip report: Paxsan to Phonsavan http://moby.nzpunter.com/20070802-into-the-laos-paxsan-to-phonsavan/
    Pictures http://moby.nzpunter.com/gallery/v/1000DayHoliday/Laos2007/LaosByDirtbike/PaxsanToPhonsavan/

    trip report: Southern Loop http://moby.nzpunter.com/20070730-into-the-lao-by-dirtbike/
    Pictures http://moby.nzpunter.com/gallery/v/1000DayHoliday/Laos2007/LaosByDirtbike/SouthernLoop/

    Trip report: Phonsavan - nam neun - vieng kahm - luang prabang (via pak xeng) http://moby.nzpunter.com/20070804-into-the-laos-phonsavan-vieng-kham-luang-prabang/
    Pictures http://moby.nzpunter.com/gallery/v/1000DayHoliday/Laos2007/LaosByDirtbike/NorthernLoop/
    The road from nam neun to vieng thong is all new seal. lots of gravel tho. nam neun is a hole! stay in vieng thong.

    If youve got any questions about my route.. post away..

    Cheers
    Craig
     
  6. Rhodie

    Rhodie Ol'Timer

    Craig
    well done on battling through.
    Those chickens are truly determined!
    Great reports & pix - I know others would value them if you could post them directly on GTR.
    Give me a shout if you are passing through BKK & need a bed.
    Cheers
    Rhodie
    PS where exactly did you end up overnighting on way to Phonsovan?
     

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