Tripmaster switch on an SE

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pilbara, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    You can but you need some really small strong wire to release the crimp pins retaining in the plastic plug. Can do it but tricky. The SE does not have any wires in the speedo plug for the switch so that is why I had to get the crimps and tool to fit them into the plug. The adventure has the plug already.The SE you have to cut off the plug on the switch and put on crimps and then fit those to the speedo plug.

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  2. olec

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    I bought an EXC tripmaster switch because I found the plug among all wires behind the headlight. I have an '07 SE, and it plugs straight in. I was excited to see if I also had the pin #14 problem, but not so. All three buttons are working.

    But I should have read this thread better, because I'm a little dissapointed. Sure its a must to increase or decrease the total in trip 2 when doing roadbooks. But what about trip 1. I use trip 1 between the different checkpoints and need to reset it to 0 every time. So the tripmaster switch only is good in trip 2 mode? I still have to reach down on the tripmaster panel and press reset?
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  3. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Im guessing the rationale that Trip 1 cant be reset or incremented/decremented from the remote control is so that it cannot be done by accident.

    I use Trip1 as my cumulative distance travelled - so I have an idea how much of my fuel range I have used.

    There maybe a similar use with respect to racing that I dont know about - :dunno
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  4. olec

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    Well, its nice to decrease / increase the total, ie trip 2, so it matches the instructions in the roadbook. There is always a total cumulated reading at each cp. So no matter how much I screw up, I can synch my trip 2 and the roadbook's total when finding the cp.

    Hmmm.... I'm not doing rallies or stuff like that. Just organized rally wannabe events :evil . I think its plenty of time to reach down and reset trip 1 between the cp's.

    That makes me think of another thread I've seen. Its a guy that has opened up the tripmaster console and soldered on a couple of wires on the backside of the reset button and looped them through a custom button on the handlebar. I've been thinking this has been a cheap custom mod instead of installing a real switch, but know I see why he did it. Maybe its my next project....
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  6. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    anyone know about wire "1" on the trip bundle? i am trying to determine if i can apply 12 volts to pin 11 via wire 4 to activate the mode and 14 via wire 2 to zero?, or do i need to complete the circuit to "1" specifically?

    NEVERMIND.... got it sorted. what i dont get now is why the SE just deletes the increase/decrease function in favor of the zero button. it still lives in the display. i was going to wire in a microswitch to zero it out, but i may just buy the button.

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  7. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    what i dont get now is why the SE just deletes the increase/decrease function in favor of the zero button. it still lives in the display. i was going to wire in a microswitch to zero it out, but i may just buy the button.[/quote]

    Because there is only 2 buttons on the universal speedo, mode and reset.

    One thing I am thankful for is that there is no 'zero' or 'reset' button on the tripmaster switch. I am always bumping the mode button inadvertantly, not so bad on a trip but very bad during a rally.
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  8. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    hey knackers...

    i hadnt thought of that, i am just used to the bmw: tap to cycle the mode, hold down to zero. but in spending th etime to sort out the wires, i realized that all i really want to do is cycle them anyway, so i think the single momentary switch on the light cntrol will work for me for 5 bucks after all.

    i assume that the increase and decrease was more useful on your recent foray into racing?
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  9. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Absolutely essential :thumb
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