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Kf5vud
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 09:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ending daylight savings time was an opportunity for me to discover, again, how in the hell you set the clock on the 1125R. And once again I'm struck by what a poor design this instrument cluster is.

Who thought only two buttons, one marked "Mode" and the other marked "Toggle", was a good idea? If the buttons actually did what they're marked to do, that would be one thing, but the difference between "Mode" and "Toggle" is ambiguous, even (especiially?) to someone who has worked in IT for his entire adult life.

Also, to say it's nonobvious how you set the clock is understating it. (Key in On position, hold down Mode and Toggle both until you get into Setup mode, then use Mode to page through until you get to Clock Change mode). One thing I *do* like is that you can set not only the hour, but the tens and ones digits for minutes -- makes things a lot faster. So someone was thinking about that, at least.

Oh well, just a rant.
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Buellrobot
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hahaha I literally just went through the same rigamarole.

Top o' the morn to you : )
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Terrys1980
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Kf5vud
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good one Terry. Sexism never gets old.
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Kf5vud
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 01:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's funny Buellrobot.

Yeah, it's a piece of cake on my XB. And for that matter on my Goldwing. The 1125R seemsoverly complex about many things.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2017 - 07:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There's a clock?

I start my CR, once it gets out of COLD mode I go to the voltage display...and I ride it. Tach, speedo...that's all I worry about till the fuel light comes on. Fuel, ride, smile, repeat.

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Kf5vud
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2017 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There is a clock. It's a really nice feature for morning commutes: am I okay to keep doing the speed limit, or do I need to open it up to make up some time?

I agree that for a weekend fun ride, if your eyes are on the clock instead of the curves ahead, you're doing it wrong.
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