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Parts I've never heard of.
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:08:39 pm »
I'm embarrassed to show my ignorance because there used to be a time when I knew every single component on a motorcycle, what it did, and how to deal with it.

That's why I feel like a total nerd asking this but I see that lots of bikes these days have a TFT screen.

What are TFT's and why do they need screening?  ???
 

Offline Marbroza

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 01:10:43 pm »
not sure if youre trolling,

TFT Screens are a type of screen used for the dash, like LCD etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-film-transistor_liquid-crystal_display
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 01:14:46 pm »
Its kinda cool

 

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Re: Parts I've never heard of.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 02:36:29 pm »
Nope, wasn't trolling. Genuine ignorance. :-[ Thanks. :thumleft:


I can see where it's probably cheaper to produce than cable driven speedometers and tachometers, but I guess it costs a bit more to replace/repair than a broken speedo cable!

More clever than cool. Hmmm....
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Re: Parts I've never heard of.
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 02:53:19 pm »
......and I suppose it's all interlinked in a Canvas, sorry, Canbus system so that if one function mals, the rest all packs up in sympathy so the bike wont start.  :(
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 02:56:19 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 02:56:44 pm »
Even have gps in the display.

But yes gone are the days of mechanical control in modern bikes

1000000 sensors ,ride by wire  warra warra
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 03:35:49 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)

The engine is off...
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 04:28:38 pm »
 :laughing4:
 

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Re: Parts I've never heard of.
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 04:31:44 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)
Only 79km's on it !!!
 

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Re: Parts I've never heard of.
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 04:45:40 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)

 what is it ???

some kind of antique time piece ??
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 04:50:54 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)
Only 79km's on it !!!





Possibly because the inner cable broke, but it didn't stop the bike.  :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 04:57:48 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)

Those stupid metal handle bars
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 06:10:18 pm »
What is wrong with this ?  8)
Only 79km's on it !!!





Possibly because the inner cable broke, but it didn't stop the bike.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 09:08:50 pm »
And all this tech shit is the reason why bike sales have dropped world wide, just too expensive for the average guy
 

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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 07:50:50 am »
And all this tech shit is the reason why bike sales have dropped world wide, just too expensive for the average guy





But as I suspect probably much cheaper for the manufacturer to produce, whilst being a hellofa lot more expensive for the consumer to buy. :patch:

....and of course impossible for Joe Average to work on.  >:(
 

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Re: Parts I've never heard of.
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 05:24:35 pm »
Those screens are wrongly coded, they are TTFN ...!   Ta Ta for now 🙄🙄
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