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Hi, sorry about the dramatic thread title, my name is Andy, and about 2 months ago I bought a 2nd hand 2010 Hayabusa, somehing I had wanted for years and years as you can imagine. Then from literally week one, had massive problem with the Fuel, Temp, Revs and MPH guage/meter/needles banging to full, then bouncing back to zero, display cutting out, clock starting again at 1:00, and even a 5 mile journey or more wrecked by the entire dashboard cutting out, (eventhough the engine appeared to still work).
I tried new battery, heavy duty too, in the hope that one of the intenal cells on the old one was faulty, but to no avail, and often even with no key in, the needles on all meters are flicking to the right then left, almost to the point where I worry if they will bend or warp.
Here are a few photos, to help, in the 4th image you can just make out the needles literally flicking from left to right and banging on the edge of the dial, and in some cases when key is unplugged too, and in other cases, dial readings bounce to MAX then MIN, with all lights on, in the case of image 4.
Dont suppose anyone has solved this annoying problem, I dont even look forward to drive anymore, and the original seller, fair enough, wants me to ride it to him, but its a distance, and I just dont trust the bike at all, I can just see it abandoned between here and kingdom come.
I have read about tight wiring harnesses pulling on wires and connectors, and possible corroded connectors etc
Would you know if there are any 'you tube videos' which even tell you how to take the sides off for access to the harnesses, all I have been able to do so far was change the battery and for me that was quite a fete too lol. Hope you can help, take care. ANDY


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Nice bike, but this is the GSX-R forum and not the GSX1300R forum. I'd try the Hayabusa forum, as you may have a fellow owner that lives close and is familiar with these. Best bet is to meet with someone and trade parts to see if the problem resolves, because it's fast and free.

Have you tried the simple options of checking the connector on the back of the cluster? If the engine is not having any problems, it's probably not an ECU failure and it sounds more related to the gauges themselves.
 

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Morning Nick, thank you so so much for your quick reply. Ah I did not realise this was the GSX-R forum, probably me, being too eager, to get this bike sorted for what we hope is at least a week of summer from march 21st.
Thank you again Nick, take care, will take that great advice, and of courseI will check the connector on the back of the cluster first. ANDY
 

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as Just_Nick pointed out, maybe have a look at the connectors, all of them running from, or to the cluster,
I once had almost the same issue on my 1000, turned out that a ground wire burned in a connector and randomly caused the cluster to reset, but mine would only do that while ignition was switched on,
 

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Skilla, hi mate, hey thank you. I really appreciate, it. So almost certainly then looking like an issue in that cluster area.
I am just waiting for the weather to get better here in the North West, god I so miss having my own small "man garage", Ive just looked on you tube at vids on how to take off the fairing, looks a little scary, especially as the Hayabusa does not have a centre stand just a side stand, god knows why, so I ordered one of those rear stands from ebay but cant even find the strength to even dare to lift the bike on its rear with stability.
I guess the only way to learn is to do things with care, just hating this weather at the moment (JAN2020), I was even thinking at the moment of just leaving the battery out till the weather gets better, cos those dials on that Hayabusa are bouncing back and forth like mad with no key in. Skilla thanks again mate, really appreciate.Even more determined now to get this sorted, driving me mad. ANDY

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Beauty bike!

It's common to have someone steady the bike when you lift it on the stand. You don't want to drop it.

I had a 2005 and, yes, removing the fairing was a bitch. I had to remove the right side to access oil filter. I also had to adjust the headlight and that was another frustrating adventure. Welcome to sportbikes.

Main thing is knowing how to release rivets. Often there is a plug that presses into a rubber grommet in strategic places and hidden so you don't know why the fairing is tight but no screws or rivets showing. These need a firm pull. I always coat them with vaseline when reassembling as they can be damned tight. Hopefully youtube can help you out.

Like others have said, it's likely a bad or loose connection for your dash troubles. Good luck.
 

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Hiya Beeboy, hope all ok mate. Yes thanks for that reassurance, cos when I was looking on 'you tube' with these stands, they seemed to make out that it was so easy for one person to do it, there is even a video of a woman biker smiling while she lifts a hayabusa by herself ---- !!! So I started getting paranoid thinking it's me lol.
As you say mate "welcome to the world of sports bikes". It's got to the point now where I can't even see what gear I am in, as a few local people say they will look at it if I drive it there, but just not got the confidence if it breaks down, as it would just have to stay wherever it is broken down - why why why did I not take out Roadside Recovery with my good old MCE bike insurance. - my fault for trying to keep it cheaper!!
Really appreciate your help Beeboy too mate, and the advice too about the pure stress taking off that fairing. The only thing i have "mastered" so far, is lifting the tank on its' hinge about 12 inches, for access to some of the wiring connectors, wish the rest of the bike was as straighforward as that lol. But as you say, it's got to be the entry point to that dash/dials loom connectors. ANDY (Needles just stuck now like this even when driving).
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If you haven't already, buy a factory Suzuki manual for your bike.
I understand your worry and paranoia when working on something new...how hard do I pull on this fairing part before it is either going to pop off as intended, or I'm left with broken bits, because you can't find the last hidden plastic rivet.
A good manual has loads of pictures to visually explain step by step.
 

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Hi Beairsto (love your logo "Likes to race old junk",) and I bet the old junk is more reliable too mate. Thanks for great advice, I have done just that just now from ebay, Suzuki manual, the lot, never even thought of buying a manual.,
and you have it spot on mate, "how hard do I pull on this before it pops off or cracks into bits".
I just need this good weather now, as of January 25th (a month after crimbo already), I have yet to see that yellow disc in the sky which supposedly gives us vitamin C lol. Andy
 

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Hello a good place for information is the Australian Hayabusa forum, lots of information there and it may even have a member with a similar problem
if you google the Australian Hayabusa club forum you will get the link. Good luck
Jeffro
(Australia)
 
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