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PostAuthor: Jay2thaC » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:38 pm

As some of you may know, just bought my bike. But the computer system seems to be acting strange. when i start the bike itll go through the list or whatever. and then be running fine no warning lights or anything. and then after like 10 seconds, it does it all over again. I know the bike was very low on fuel, but i wouldnt think that had anything to do with it.
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Roger Ramjet » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:53 pm

It could be because of low fuel , but if that were the case the red warning light would be flashing as well . Those silly cycoms rarely work perfectly ( at least on the three different 920's I've owned )
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: madhatter4119 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:56 pm

I had several 82 920's...those cycom will drive you crazy...I removed them and use 750's cluster...Good Luck
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Roger Ramjet » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:00 pm

madhatter4119 wrote:I had several 82 920's...those cycom will drive you crazy...I removed them and use 750's cluster...Good Luck



I'm dumping mine this year finnally , but going with a simple speedometer instead of a cluster
The " Mistress " done

THE MORE HAIR YOU LOSE ... THE MORE HEAD YOU GET ....

I Lied to get the JOB they lied about the JOB .. So we are even

Bike is as always For Sale

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HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS

1982 XV920J ,82 harley Gas Tank , 81 Maxim Headlight ,Round Aftermarket signal lighting , harley Sportster front fender , Johnny Pag Spyder rear fender ,harley FLH Battery Cover, Highway Crash Bars with Pegs , Aftermarket Mirrors ,Aftermarket Backrest , Mac Pipes ,Leather Saddle Bags , Gen 2 Starter upgrade , Battery Tender , Honda Shadow Ace Seat . Firehouse Technology I-Tube Stereo , Honda Handlebars , On Board 12 v compressor for rear air shock ,Memphis Shades Batwing fairing ,3.5" pull back risers , Homemade Clock mount

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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Jay2thaC » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:02 pm

so how do I replace the cycom with regular instruments? Is that a daunting task? I do wire and read schematics for a living so I cant imagine it be that hard.... Can anyone point me in the direction of what gauges i can use and what not?
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Roger Ramjet » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:37 pm

Eventually someone will reply who is one of our electronics guru's , they should be able to point you in the right direction . I haven't done mine yet so I cannot help
The " Mistress " done

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I Lied to get the JOB they lied about the JOB .. So we are even

Bike is as always For Sale

EX-WIFE FOR SALE ... JUST TAKE OVER PAYMENTS

HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS

1982 XV920J ,82 harley Gas Tank , 81 Maxim Headlight ,Round Aftermarket signal lighting , harley Sportster front fender , Johnny Pag Spyder rear fender ,harley FLH Battery Cover, Highway Crash Bars with Pegs , Aftermarket Mirrors ,Aftermarket Backrest , Mac Pipes ,Leather Saddle Bags , Gen 2 Starter upgrade , Battery Tender , Honda Shadow Ace Seat . Firehouse Technology I-Tube Stereo , Honda Handlebars , On Board 12 v compressor for rear air shock ,Memphis Shades Batwing fairing ,3.5" pull back risers , Homemade Clock mount

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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Streetmedik » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:57 pm

totallyredvirago has posted a wide variety of wiring diagrams for the various bikes. I dont see that it would be a monstrous task. Just guessing I would say you could use the gauges and instrument panel from a 700, 750, 1000 or 1100.. all basically the same I think.
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: madhatter4119 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:14 pm

Find the kind of speedo and tach you like...post a picture of them and someone will tell you if it will work...Use the search bar here and find the post
on removing the cycom...very simple...once you see what wires do what...Good Luck
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1996 Vulcan 1500 88 Project...got it running and sold
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82 Virago 750 Parts Bike
82 Virago 920 Project Bike

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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Jay2thaC » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm

Thanks, One of our fellow Forum memeber has already contacted me and said he has an 83 virago speedo and tach to sell me. Once I get them I am sure I will be coming back here for help.
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: Streetmedik » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:38 pm

Drop in any time, hang your helmet by the door and make your self at home.
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Re: Cycom acting up?

PostAuthor: arnie » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:12 pm

I found an 81 750 cluster that the speedometer goes up to 120MPH. Don't like the early 80's that only go to 80MPH.Will replace Cycom as soon as it gets warmer.
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