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post #1 of 10 Old 07-08-2015, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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So I just bought a 2007 zx6r 600, my first bike. The problem I'm having is the bikes speedo isn't working. The gauge lights up but dose not display any information including gears,speed, and RPM. Here's the real kicker though, before you ask have a checked the cables, yes, yes I have. I took the bike to a local bike mechanic here in my town and he's spent about 21 hours on the bike and has no clue what it is. He's changed the whole cluster, changed the relay to cluster, checked the cable integrity if voltage is going through. He's done pretty much everything you can think of. The strange thing is the backlight comes on but nothing is displayed. Once and a while the gauge will turn on while riding but more often than not it's off. My question to you guys is could it be the ECU?? Please help any suggestions would be much appreciated since I don't know much about bikes, only cars... Thanks!

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I know quite a lot about how the gauge cluster works since i created the speedo adapter.
I can tell its not the ecu since your gauge would work but the FI light would flash due to no comms.

Since the gauge doesnt display but the backlight comes on then it must be the ignition wire to the connector or a broken ignition signal track inside the gauge or possibly the power reg (most likely) inside the gauge.

Since it sometimes works then its probably a bad cable crimp or bad circuit board.

Id test the ignition pin on the gauge plug first and see if thats ok. Then check the battery supply into the gauge second ( so there are effectively two 12v inputs to the speedo gauge)

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Thanks for the reply, I'll check the ignition wire to the gauge. The only thing is the mechanic checked every wire going to the gauge. He also changed the relay and put a whole new gauge cluster in that worked on the bike he took it off of. I can tell you it's probably not the gauge or the wires. But I could be wring of course. Why could it not be the ECU?
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Hey so I looked at the bike which wire exaclty should I be looking at? And how should perform tests to see what the cause may be?
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Did you ever sort the problem as I'm having same issue with mine.

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-12-2016, 07:29 AM
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Unhappy ZX6R Cluster issue

Hi all,

New to the forum and forum's in general, apologies in advance for any etiquette mistakes.

I also have the same issue as above. Frustratingly I bought a 2008 ZX6-R, 1 owner from new, heated garage, (lived on it's own special rug). You know the sort, proper pampered.

Anyway, the ride home from his house was about 70miles and it poured all the way home. Next day I take her out for a blast and the tacho doesn't move- sits at 0 when I start her and the cluster, whilst lit up shows no information at all. Rode her for about 20 minutes without knowing how fast I was and decided it was best to go home before I got a ticket/ held up everyone riding at 11mph!!

I've checked the cluster electrics for obvious signs of corrosion/ bent cabling and also the battery but they look like new...

Could it be a fuse?

Any help much appreciated. She's brand new to me and broken already....

Thanks all.
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I'm sorry to hear about your problems fellas. I have a 2007 zx6r and I haven't had any problems with my gauge cluster thus far(it is a bit concerning hearing about this problem), and I ride in the rain pretty regular because I live in Portland. Sometimes I think the temp on my gauge isn't always correct but that is the worst of my problems. Have you considered taking it into a dealership and seeing what they could do? My guess is that it is a wire that is pinched or broken somewhere. I don't think it would be to difficult to replace the wiring for the gauge if you can manage to find one off another bike.
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Hi all,

New to the forum and forum's in general, apologies in advance for any etiquette mistakes.

I also have the same issue as above. Frustratingly I bought a 2008 ZX6-R, 1 owner from new, heated garage, (lived on it's own special rug). You know the sort, proper pampered.

Anyway, the ride home from his house was about 70miles and it poured all the way home. Next day I take her out for a blast and the tacho doesn't move- sits at 0 when I start her and the cluster, whilst lit up shows no information at all. Rode her for about 20 minutes without knowing how fast I was and decided it was best to go home before I got a ticket/ held up everyone riding at 11mph!!




I've checked the cluster electrics for obvious signs of corrosion/ bent cabling and also the battery but they look like new...

Could it be a fuse?

Any help much appreciated. She's brand new to me and broken already....

Thanks all.

Try checking the connection to the front sprocket(located just in front of your left foot, you should see a wire coming out of the middle of the sprocket cover). That's what reads your speed and it is just magnetic so it can pop out.
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Hi all,

New to the forum and forum's in general, apologies in advance for any etiquette mistakes.

I also have the same issue as above. Frustratingly I bought a 2008 ZX6-R, 1 owner from new, heated garage, (lived on it's own special rug). You know the sort, proper pampered.

Anyway, the ride home from his house was about 70miles and it poured all the way home. Next day I take her out for a blast and the tacho doesn't move- sits at 0 when I start her and the cluster, whilst lit up shows no information at all. Rode her for about 20 minutes without knowing how fast I was and decided it was best to go home before I got a ticket/ held up everyone riding at 11mph!!

I've checked the cluster electrics for obvious signs of corrosion/ bent cabling and also the battery but they look like new...

Could it be a fuse?

Any help much appreciated. She's brand new to me and broken already....

Thanks all.
If the whole cluster is 'bad', the problem is associated with wiring or a connector that is common to the whole cluster.

You say it lights up, but presents no information. That would make me think the plug that carries the data is the one that's hosed up. It must be getting some power, and some ground if it can get the back lighting to work.

I'd start unplugging connectors, and re-seating them. At the same time, I would flood each one I took apart with dielectric grease, so it cannot repeat the problem.

Either a connector is loose, or there is some spot corrosion between contacts in a connector. If a connector ever got wet, the moisture gets trapped in the housings, and eventually wets the male and female pins. Because they are so close together, the water evaporates out of those tight nooks and crannies very, very slowly. That long time water exposure sets up corrosive cells, and the rust that forms doesn't pass electricity as well as the bare metal did.

When you pull the connector apart, the wiping motion breaks up the corrosion and puts metal to metal again. If you flood the connector with the grease, it will prevent any water from making contact with the metal.

As you go through looking for all the connections, inspect the wiring harness for melted spots, or chaffed wires -- exposed copper can ground to the frame and short out signals.

You also need to check the ground connections to the frame, to make sure they are clean and shiny as well.
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