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Old September 24th, 2016   #1
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Got a strange one.
All the sudden starting the ST it gives all the sound, look and feel of a low battery.
Battery meters out 13.5.
I noticed the dash clock blinking 1:00am.
Reset to correct time.
Shut to bike off and restart slight low battery sound, look and feel, seemed better but the clock is blinking 1:00am again.
Battery terminals a clean and tight.

Dust/dirt,old dead Honda grease in the starter switch?

Anyone seen anything similar?

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Old September 24th, 2016   #2
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I heard something about an accessory fuse under the left side panel blowing out and causing the resets of the clock.


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Now the fuel gauge is one bar and flashing.
Tank is full.
The Illumination is also resetting.
Clock still resetting.

Next try.
Fuel gauge back to showing full and Illumination is not resetting.

Leads me to believe I may have one, or both of the connectors, loose or not fully engage at the dash.
Time to check under the hood, which was off last week.

Don't know if it's wishful think or what but it seems to pop off quicker.

I think a clean the starter switch is also in order.

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I heard something about an accessory fuse under the left side panel blowing out and causing the resets of the clock.


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I'll give that a look see.

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Hey Paul:

Always start with the most basic stuff first, that is, if it's electrical...start at the battery, if it's fuel related.....check to see if you have gas. Despite what your voltmeter says I believe you have a weak battery. Each time you try to start the bike the starter puts such a drain on your weak battery that the clock, etc thinks that you have removed the battery since there is little amperage left for them, and they reset.
This same thing happened to me and a new battery solves all of the problems.
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Hey Paul:

Always start with the most basic stuff first, that is, if it's electrical...start at the battery, if it's fuel related.....check to see if you have gas. Despite what your voltmeter says I believe you have a weak battery. Each time you try to start the bike the starter puts such a drain on your weak battery that the clock, etc thinks that you have removed the battery since there is little amperage left for them, and they reset.
This same thing happened to me and a new battery solves all of the problems.
Always been my start point.

Overnight on the Battery Minder.
Testing began in earnest this morning, and ended and shortly thereafter.
11.4V
Before I could write it down it started dropping.
11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 Test over.
Sudden battery demise has advanced to Number One on the list that only has one item.

The dearly departed will be replaced.


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I love an easy (if not cheap) solution.


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A digital voltmeter tells much when starting the machine.
Health of the battery exposes itself on cold start.
When cranking if the VM drops below about 11 VDC, the battery is on death row.
Car/trucks/motocycles/tractors, I eyeball the DVM on all starts, especially in Jan/Fed up here near the 45th parallel.
Two of my three bikes have Odessy's , a bit more money, but so far durable.
If I don't ride a bike for a month or so, it gets the Battery Tender over night.
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My bikes live on the Battery Tender, whenever they are parked.
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So does mine.
A bad battery caught me by surprise.
It happens but it's been a while for me.

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