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Jun 8th 2016, 04:56 PM   #1
 Naza's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Question Losing my Trip Odo on every power up

Greetings,

On my 2002 RVT 1000 I am noticing that when I power down/up my trip odometer is reset and the display shows the current mileage.

This happens in the past when I have low juice and I will admit I have been riding the 2005 RVT more, but the bike fires up quite nicely and the battery is I think two years old.

No, I have not tested the battery or started to put a bit o charge on it yet...but I thought I would ask here first as a possible learning topic or if there may actually be a gremlin.

Thanx
Jun 8th 2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Make sure the battery connections are tight, and make sure the chassis ground has a good clean surface to the chassis.

I just chased down down some issues and it was poor battery connections and chassis GND wire.
Jun 9th 2016, 07:55 AM   #3
bcj
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

  K1200RS SV650
Get a battery tender and a multi meter.
Much cheaper than buying new batteries every couple years.
Jun 9th 2016, 11:20 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
I second the notion of checking ground connections. Had a hell of a time figuring out what was wrong with my Buell until I sanded all the ground connections a bit - they had oxidized and the electrical connection was spotty at best.
Jun 10th 2016, 11:38 AM   #5
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
I second the notion of checking ground connections. Had a hell of a time figuring out what was wrong with my Buell until I sanded all the ground connections a bit - they had oxidized and the electrical connection was spotty at best.
Adding a little contact (silicon) grease will help with that. I use it on every connection when I have to pull the tank or fairings (battery, turn signals, ignition coils, everything). It keeps water and dust out and helps prevent corrosion.
Jun 10th 2016, 01:07 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Quote:
Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
Adding a little contact (silicon) grease will help with that. I use it on every connection when I have to pull the tank or fairings (battery, turn signals, ignition coils, everything). It keeps water and dust out and helps prevent corrosion.
Use dielectric grease on all electrical connections. ^^^^^^^^


https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-2205...lectric+grease
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