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post #1 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Dumbass of the year award

With daylight savings time ending yesterday, I went out to my Wee and proceeded to change the clock backwards an hour. After a few failed attempts at getting the read out to the change time setting, I came in here to the forum, searched and read the procedure. I went back out and worked at it again trying to figure out what the hell I was doing wrong. Then I realized it was in the right mode. I had been waiting for the odometer to change into the time setting mode instead of looking at the clock read out at the top of the instruments.

Man, I think that I am getting old.

I been down around Houston Texas where the sun shines most of the time.

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post #2 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 09:06 AM
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Have another beer. I'll need to set all the clocks in the house and bikes and cars too. Wish me luck!
I got up at 0400 cus I thought it was 5 am. At least the incorrect clock said it was 5.
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post #3 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 09:13 AM
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Well at least you try to set the clock on your bike. Mine came set at the dealer. Never been adjusted after that. And it has been through a battery change and more than a few battery disconnects for farkle installations.
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post #4 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 09:41 AM
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post #5 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 10:01 AM
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Since we're on the clock setting subject, here's the procedure for my 2012 V1000.
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post #6 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 10:13 AM
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My clock is finally correct.

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post #7 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 01:28 PM
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My clock's been set wrong since I bought my Strom over a year ago. I suppose one of these days I could see about setting it to the correct time........
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post #8 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 02:24 PM
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I find it much easier to just wear a wrist watch. My clock on the wee is at least 2 hours off. Does not bother me at all

I just see it as mixed in with the other numbers constantly changing on the display. Why go through that hocus pockus
madness twice a year. When they say hold for 2 seconds you better be ready for 4 minutes.

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I investigated a shooting once where a guy was shot while playing Russian Roulette....with a semiautomatic rifle. With that sort of competition, I'm afraid you'll have to lose about a googleplex's worth of brain cells to be in the running for Dumbass of the Year ....
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post #10 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 04:31 PM
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I don't display the clock setting on mine, instead I opt for the inaccurate ambient temp reading.
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