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    Digital display concern
    on: Oct 12, 2017, 11.26 am
    Oct 12, 2017, 11.26 am
    This has happened twice, both times on days when temperatures were 95+F. The center portion (about 75%) of the digital screen goes very dark, unreadable. Looks kinda like someone is pushing hard on it. Clears up after about 1/2 hour of riding at highway speeds. It only did it after sitting outside for about 1 hour. I took it to the dealer but as luck would have it, it cleared up on the way there. They said they haven't heard of this happening on another Trophy and that I should take a picture of it next time so they have something to show Triumph, good idea.

    Has anyone else experienced this? The bike is only 3 months old, 17 TTSE, with about 3,200 miles on it.

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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #1 on: Oct 12, 2017, 11.41 am
    Oct 12, 2017, 11.41 am
    It just one of those quirky things with LCD, I put my gloves over the dials whenever parked up with the dials facing the sun... :028:
    Last Edit: Oct 12, 2017, 11.44 am by RocketSteve
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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #2 on: Oct 12, 2017, 02.14 pm
    Oct 12, 2017, 02.14 pm
    This is due to the inherent properties of the Liquid Crystal material
    used in the Liquid Crystal Display, which is a Mesamorphic fluid.

    The Topic has been discussed previously here :

    Dark Display

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 02.32 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #3 on: Oct 12, 2017, 02.51 pm
    Oct 12, 2017, 02.51 pm
    Thanks y'all,
    Good to know it's not just mine and it's "normal", I guess I'll just keep it covered. We get ALOT of hot days in Savannah so covered it will be, when parked. Thanks again.
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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #4 on: Oct 13, 2017, 01.58 am
    Oct 13, 2017, 01.58 am
     As others have said it is heat related. In summer I normally drape my instruments. I once had the sun melt the dash of a 2008 Kawasaki  Concours. Seems the sun and windshield were at an angle that it was magnified and melted stuff....

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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #5 on: Oct 13, 2017, 02.29 am
    Oct 13, 2017, 02.29 am
    Yeah I found this out one day leaving work early.  I work 2nd shift so come in at 13:00 and park facing east towards our building.  Then my dash gets a good bake of hot Texas sun every afternoon until dusk.  I left one afternoon about 19:00 and couldn't see the bloody display!  I thought I had ruined it letting it bake like that.  But every night when I leave between midnight and 02:00 it was always normal. 
    I started covering it with a towel every day thinking the sun may ruin it permanently.  But stopped now that we finall have some cool days in the 80's and sun sets way earlier heading towards winter...
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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #6 on: Oct 13, 2017, 03.31 am
    Oct 13, 2017, 03.31 am
    Ahhhhhhh, Texas. :745:
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    Re: Digital display concern
    Reply #7 on: Oct 13, 2017, 09.56 pm
    Oct 13, 2017, 09.56 pm
    Traveller:

    I had this same experience two weeks ago while riding in Southern Indiana, USA.  It was 93F and the LCD was dark.  I suspected, but did not know that it was the LCD, as Coconut says.  I believe it was worse when the sun was shinning directly on it, but once I got rolling at higher speeds it diminished within 30 minutes or so.

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