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It depends on what exactly is flickering. Are only the backlights flickering, or are the speedometer numbers also?

If it is just the backlights, you could have burned out bulbs where the filament has burned but is still touching the other side enough to flow current. When you hit bumps, the two halves separate and the lights go out. I have one bulb doing this now which was somewhat perplexing until I removed it and found what the issue was.

If the speedo numbers are also flickering, it sounds like you either have a bad connection at the instrument panel or your battery is running low. I would check to make sure there is no water in the connector (remove, blow out with air, apply dielectric grease). Before doing that, however, I would check the battery voltage at the terminals while the engine is off and while running to see what kind of charge you are getting.
 

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thank you guys for your advice... I been keeping the battery on a tender, it's new a week ago. It was doing this with the old battery as well, that's why I replaced it. Still doing it, though not as extreme, or cosistently if you will. I don't think it's the connection, cause it's mostly when it's in neutral and not moving. Alternator maybe? Not keeping a good enough charge at low rpm's... I hope not... I'm sure that's not cheap.
 

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We're going to need more information in order to help. Again, what is flickering? What are the voltage readings? It doesn't make sense that something flickers while the transmission is in neutral, as why would this not happen while the bike is idling with the clutch disengaged?
 

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Hi guys, having the same problem. Have replaced the regulator and done the wiring mod. Get a constant 14.4 v all the time even at idle... but as soon as the revs drop, instrument panel drops out.

Sounds like it's not a common fault, so I'll start going through all the connections on the instrument panel.
 

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Hi guys, having the same problem. Have replaced the regulator and done the wiring mod. Get a constant 14.4 v all the time even at idle... but as soon as the revs drop, instrument panel drops out.

Sounds like it's not a common fault, so I'll start going through all the connections on the instrument panel.
You should really start your own new topic.. look at the date of this one..

while most symptoms point to a charging issue..

1. What revs are you getting at idle and
2. what is the voltage of the bike battery when at idle..
3. What do your stator wire connectors look like
4. Are the battery connection solid and tight
 
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