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DL1000, Can't set clock

Ok I got out the owners manual and I can't set the clock on my bike. I hold down both buttons and the minute numbers are supposed to blink. They don't, nothing happens. I tried numberous times.

What is the secret, has anyone else had this problem? Bike runs normally no problem with anything else. I just had the battery straps off installing a Socket, of course the clock was wrong when I reconnected.

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-16-2008, 07:06 PM
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The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is the key has to be in and the ignition on - I think that's a 'feature' to make sure no-one but the owner can fool with the clock / trip meters.

Let me know if that works.

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push the adjust button until you get to "trip 2" and then push both buttons simultaneously. I had the same problem an hour ago until I tried that - worked for me.

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Ok I got out the owners manual and I can't set the clock on my bike. I hold down both buttons and the minute numbers are supposed to blink. They don't, nothing happens. I tried numberous times.

What is the secret, has anyone else had this problem? Bike runs normally no problem with anything else. I just had the battery straps off installing a Socket, of course the clock was wrong when I reconnected.
Use a small hammer. I guarantee it will be changed.

You own a motorcycle electrics company dude!:lol:

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Ok I got out the owners manual and I can't set the clock on my bike. I hold down both buttons and the minute numbers are supposed to blink. They don't, nothing happens. I tried numberous times.
Press and hold the left button and then press and hold the right button. You have a to wait a couple of seconds for the blinking. My first DL650 was touchy like this.

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Use a small hammer. I guarantee it will be changed.

You own a motorcycle electrics company dude!:lol:

Sorry

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Sorry Jim but this was funny!!!

I had the same issue as did my bud with our stroms. Key in the ignition and in the on position, even better start her up and change the clock following the manual and the advice you have gotten here.


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Cool SuzukiŽ Socket?

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Ok I got out the owners manual and I can't set the clock on my bike. I hold down both buttons and the minute numbers are supposed to blink. They don't, nothing happens. I tried numberous times.

What is the secret, has anyone else had this problem? Bike runs normally no problem with anything else. I just had the battery straps off installing a Socket, of course the clock was wrong when I reconnected.
Oh, that's the problem. Probably wasn't a genuine SuzukiŽ socket was it?
The clock won't run with a 3rd party socket installed.:rolleyes:

OK, I lied...

They're pretty finicky. Turn on the keyswitch first, then press and hold the left button and jab at the right one a few times. If it's like the one on my strom it's very fussy. Keep trying, you'll get there...




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Once again, after holding both buttons, you need to RELEASE the select button after the the clock blinks....the manual fails to mention that.
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Press and hold the left button and then press and hold the right button. You have a to wait a couple of seconds for the blinking. My first DL650 was touchy like this.
+1. I have to press and hold my left button down about a half-second, then press and hold the right one to get the blink.

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