2008 WR450 Speedometer help please...


8 replies to this topic
  • Knocksville450

Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:22 PM

#1

Hi, Im new to the form.
Ive just rebuilt a new to me 2008 WR450, and need some help with resetting the instruments/ odometer. I added a big tanl, recluse clutch suspension up grades trail tech headlight, Hyperlite stop/tail/ turn units and a new TN license plate. I love this bike!
Ive been used to using the Vapor on my KLR650 successfuly but, Now im a bit confused and need some directions.
When I stop to fill up the tank I like to reset the milage.

So far the best I have been able to do is start pushing the three rubber buttons until things begin to change. I have no idea what im doing.
With this method I was able to get the clock reset. I find myself spending about 20 minutes at the pump just randomly pushing the rubber buttons. Where can I get some instruction?
Yes, its true, I am button challanged. I have some difficulty changing channels on the tv. Even this typing goes really slow for me.
Thanks a bunch,
Richard B.

  • wizbangdoodle

Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:26 PM

#2

I think you can download the owners manual from the Yamaha site. I can go get my manual and post up tomorrow if you don't have an answer by then. I am assuming that you just want to reset the odometer? If so, you just push and hold the reset button until it resets to 0. Hope that's what you're looking for.

  • MANIAC998

Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:27 PM

#3

Get a manual for your machine. They have a detailed description on how to adjust the instrument cluster.
Maniac

  • GlennR

Posted September 10, 2012 - 04:05 AM

#4

Link for Manual http://www.yamahaown...ook.com.au/?r=0


The button by itself, on the left, resets the milage. Just press it for about 5 seconds.

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Edited by GlennR, September 10, 2012 - 04:06 AM.


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  • Knocksville450

Posted September 10, 2012 - 09:29 PM

#5

Thanks for the tip on the online manual.
I wish it was printable. I come in to see it on the computer then by the time I walk back out to the the shop there not much of it left in my brain. I will buy one soon. I bought a Haynes manual but there is no info there.
Ive done something BAD.Now my speedo reads way slow. It displays MPH but its about 30-40% slow. the odometer /trip meter works but its proportionally slow like the speedometer. Ive aready tried cussing... no success.

  • MANIAC998

Posted September 11, 2012 - 04:35 AM

#6

Cussing only works if it's accompanied with the use of a really big hammer!!! Batter-up!!!
Maniac

  • GuyGraham

Posted September 11, 2012 - 10:08 AM

#7

Thanks for the tip on the online manual.
I wish it was printable. I come in to see it on the computer then by the time I walk back out to the the shop there not much of it left in my brain. I will buy one soon. I bought a Haynes manual but there is no info there.
Ive done something BAD.Now my speedo reads way slow. It displays MPH but its about 30-40% slow. the odometer /trip meter works but its proportionally slow like the speedometer. Ive aready tried cussing... no success.


it is printable - its a pdf copy of the manual the original owner gets with the bike
just print the pages yo u want from it

  • maynardo

Posted September 11, 2012 - 12:41 PM

#8

You have just changed the tire diameter setting, page 1-18 in the manual. It is adjustable between 65.0-115.0% of stock tire diameter. To put it back where it was push the upper right and left buttons at the same time for 2 seconds, the display will show a number betwen 65 and115, push the up or down buttons to make it read 100.0, and Bob's your uncle.

  • wizbangdoodle

Posted September 11, 2012 - 02:17 PM

#9

I had the idea at one time to make a small laminated cheatsheet of all the functions of this unit. That way i can carry it with me in my Camelback. I think I'll do it now.




 
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