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Old 22 May 2010, 13:35   #1
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Honda Audible Warning Riddle

Just returned from giving the SR4 it's 1st run. All went very well other than the audible warning going off. The tell-tale was doing it's thing and everything appeared to be running perfectly. The odd thing being, that the alarm seemed to be triggered by the throttle reaching a certain point in forward gear. By nudging the throttle forward the alarm could be activated without the revs increasing at all. It was almost as if there were a sensor in the throttle box that was being activated. Anyone have any idea what it could be?
An alarm continuously sounding sort of ruins a day out.
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Old 22 May 2010, 14:46   #2
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I believe the alarm that is sounding is fitted to tell you you've fitted a four stroke outboard to a Searider.
Its relatively easy to rectify the problem by fitting a two stroke engine of at least 50hp.
Hope this helps.
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I've tracked it down to the start in gear switch, why would it cause the alarm to go off when underway?
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I've tracked it down to the start in gear switch, why would it cause the alarm to go off when underway?
Maybe it thinks it's in neutral and being over revved?
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Maybe it thinks it's in neutral and being over revved?
I've had it apart, fiddled, poked and cleaned. I think it's now cured. You may be in the right area Nos.
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A quick update. It's been into Challenger Marine, our local Honda people. They've diagnosed the LED light panel as
being the problem. This is an inch square affair with two sealed LED bulbs in it. They only want 100 inc. for another.
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A quick update. It's been into Challenger Marine, our local Honda people. They've diagnosed the LED light panel as
being the problem. This is an inch square affair with two sealed LED bulbs in it. They only want 100 inc. for another.
How much to make your own?

Gaff tape time!
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Gaff tape time!
You're livin' in the past Nos. SRs are going posh these days.
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You're livin' in the past Nos. SRs are going posh these days.
Must be a bugger letting it down by being aboard then
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Must be a bugger letting it down by being aboard then
He IS a scruffy looking effort, but nothing a decent haircut wouldn't sort.

And a bit of gaffa tape, p'raps
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