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    Dark Display
    on: Mar 25, 2015, 07.00 pm
    Mar 25, 2015, 07.00 pm
    Having just been riding in the heat of Arizona (like 85 to 90 F), I found that some times when I've parked with the sun beating directly down on the display for maybe a hour or more, it turns dark, almost to the point of not being able to see any of the read outs.  Only takes about 10 minutes after I start it up again to get back to normal.  I am going to bring this up with my dealer when I go in for some service, but was wondering if anyone else has the problem and what the fix might be.  And will it get worse with time?  Yes, I know I just said I've had no problems with my tt, but this is not really a problem so far, only if it gets worse.

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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2015, 07.11 pm
    Mar 25, 2015, 07.11 pm
    You are not alone, mine does this as well.  I doubt there is a fix. :187:

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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2015, 07.29 pm
    Mar 25, 2015, 07.29 pm
    From t'Internet :

    Liquid crystal displays are filled with a liquid crystal material.
    It is neither solid nor liquid but what is called a mesamorphic fluid.
    The name “liquid crystal” came from the property of having an ordered state
    like a crystal plus a liquid state. As one changes the temperature,
    it goes from something like a slushy solid to a state known as isotropic -
    much like water where there's no specific optical properties.
    In this state, it also doesn't have any dielectric properties that can be
    switched with an electric field.

    When operated at very elevated temperatures, the material goes to this isotopic state
    and it does not behave with polarized light in the same way.
    The display will typically turn dark instead of normally white.
    However, this darkening is reversible. When you go back to normal room temperatures again
    it will operate correctly. If you're seeing a display turn dark at elevated temperatures,
    it means you are well above the specified temperature.

    Well - you asked !  :087:


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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2015, 08.16 pm
    Mar 25, 2015, 08.16 pm
     :087: is absolutely correct.  I think I'll stick to asking you what your favorite brew is, and I may not even be able to follow that expanation either.  :745:
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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2015, 08.19 pm
    Mar 25, 2015, 08.19 pm
    You don't need to understand that - as long as you're buying it !  :030:   :821:



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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2015, 08.20 pm
    Mar 25, 2015, 08.20 pm
    This will not damage the display in the short term, but bright sunlight and UV rays will accelerate the aging of LCD displays, plastic and colors. I always carry a light weight day cover, and cover the bike if I leave it parked if the sun for an extended period of time.  Also great protection from careless birds.
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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 08.29 am
    May 23, 2015, 08.29 am
    Several times last summer, when the display was in bright sunlight, it would almost turn black. My friends BMW RT, which would sometimes be parked up next to my TT, had no such issue on his display. :187:
     I took this point up with both my dealer, and spoke to Triumph (Hinckley). The dealer agreed that it was a pretty big problem. The after sales guy at Triumph told me that they would not exchange it (under warranty at that time) as all the units were the same, and so, it would be a continuing problem. He had heard about others complaints, but it was a case of "Put up with it, as it doesn't last once the screen cools". Great!!! :013:
    Covering the display when the bike is parked in sun light, as suggested earlier, is the only option. :003:
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    Re: Dark Display
    Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 03.31 am
    May 25, 2015, 03.31 am
    I haven't had that happen to me yet, but what I do on occasion after arriving at a temporary destination is place my jacket over the windscreen, covering the dash, while secured with a cable lock.

     



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