Sabre Instrument Wiring
As reported from one SabMag list member: There is a small circuit board inside the instrument panel. It is about 2 inches by 2 inches [ 5cm by 5 cm ] in size. There are 4 wires going to that circuit board with the following colors:
- Yellow / Blue Goes to CLOCK SET Button
- Yellow / Red Goes to CLOCK SET Button
- Yellow / Green Goes to CLOCK SET Button
- Green / Black GROUND Wire
- Note: The CLOCK SET BUTTON is located on the panel between the handle bars. Also have Check; Lamp Reset; and Trip Reset nearby.
There are two others wires associated with the CLOCK circuit. They are located in the plastic housing near the Clutch and choke actuator. The Sabre has a feature called Elapsed Time Clock. It can be used for timing how long it takes to get from point A to point B. For example: from mile marker 1 to mile marker 2. A switch at this housing controls whether you are in CLOCK MODE or Elapsed Time Mode. This select-switch has 3 wires going to it:
- Green GROUND
- Red / Blue Goes to MAIN circuit board in Instrument Cluster
- Yellow / Blue Goes to MAIN circuit board in Instrument Cluster
I have a VF750S UK [ United Kingdom ] Model , Colorized Wiring Schematic. It is hard to decipher the Power wires that you need identified. There appear to be a few that go into the instrument cluster and the related CLOCK circuit board ...
- Black / Brown appears to be a power wire as it comes from the fuse box
- Yellow / Red appears to be a power wire
- Red / Blue appears to be a power wire
- Yellow / Black appears to be a power wire
- Red is a power wire coming from the main 30A fuse
EXAMPLES: Black / Brown is a Black wire with a brown stripe
Yellow / Red is a Yellow wire with a red stripe
Red / Yellow is a Red wire with a yellow stripe
BEFORE going into the Instrument Cluster again; you may want to check the wiring in the small electrical panel between the handlebars.
- Check the wiring for the CLOCK SET switch for good connections.
- Next check the wiring in the wiring-box that is located on the left handlebar.
- Open it up and check the wiring for the CLOCK and ELAPSED TIME toggling switch.
- Then go into the instrument panel for a check of those wires.
- I think that the Black / Brown wire might prove out to be the power wire that feeds the clock.
The Black / Brown wire feeds power to the TACH; FUEL & TEMP UNIT; NEUTRAL LIGHT and SPEEDOMETER as well as the TRIP CLOCK circuit.
- From what I can decipher; any color code with GREEN in it appears to be a return path or GROUNDING wire.
- It may well be that your Clock Instrument is toast. If power is getting to it and its' ground wire is okay...... then it simply doesn't work anymore