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Old 05-18-2013, 02:56 AM   #10705
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Originally Posted by WayneC1 View Post
Gravelseeker, can understand your frustration, they did not make it easy but it appears to be to protect from vibration, that battery looks familiar, what numbers are on it ?. For someone in electronics it would be relatively easy to work on it

Your link to the instruction is faulty but I managed to go and look at them and they are quite well written
Yet another weak part is the film used on the lid.
When we sent our IMOs to TT for the battery replacements they replaced the screen on mine and also replaced the film on all the lids. This was in the spring of 2009 and my lid/ film is now ready for replacement again. It looks water/ sun bleached and damaged. Seriously ?! It's made for an outdoors activity so it ought to hold up being used outdoors...

Fixed the link. Thanks

No idea what type of battery it is, but it looks like a standard CR2450 or so.

And yeah, nothing's ever goen wrong with the IMO itself so it is well protected from vibrations, but they have not put the same line of thought into the "collector box" connections... I remember back in the early '00s if you bought a Garmin GPS from Touratech it had been split open and had the TT anti vibration kit fitted (a tube of glue/ silicone in strategic places).

After I traced and fixed the conection problem the other night (4 zip ties and half a roll of electrical tape....) I took it for a 100 km ride yesterday and everything was working perfectly again.

Found a better picture of the connectors

'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)


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