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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2015, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Cold Night Clock Reset

Hi All- Had a weird thing happen a few weeks ago, so I figured I'd see if it has happened to anyone else. I park my bike on the street every night. She's a 2011 with 15k miles. After a particularly cold night (4deg F) when I came out to start her I went through the normal process, and while she was a bit resistant to start on the first push she did. I looked at my clock and realized it'd been reset. As had my 2 trip odometers. There was never any physical disconnect of the battery, but that certainly appears to be the culprit, somehow. Leads were snug. The only thing I can think is that the battery got so cold that night that it stopped providing juice to the dash momentarily? I know my battery is getting on in years, but it still starts right up, and I put it on a tender about once a month in the winter (still ridden 5 days a week year round). Anyone run into anything similar?

I've since ordered a 12v voltage display which I have yet to install...


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It probably reset while you were starting the bike. A new battery might help.
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Mine did the same thing and it turned out I had a battery that was on it's way out. When I'd turn on the key the display would be fine but when I'd hit the starter it'd hesitate, eventually start, but the clock and trip meters were reset like the battery had been disconnected. I checked and cleaned the connections when it first happened but it would still do it on colder mornings. Just prior to getting the new battery I had to leave her on the tender every night.

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Fully charge your battery then run a load test, the auto parts house will test it for free
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Sounds like I should be prepped with a new battery ready to go. I believe I read that the OEM comes with the acid seperate for indefinite storage, so I suppose it makes sense to buy sooner than later.


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