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post #1 of 18 Old 04-12-2010, 10:49 PM
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Clock not keeping time

Like the title says... I'll get on the bike and find the clock has lost several hours. I set the right time, only to find after a stop that the clock is off again.

2005 Vee, original battery (only failed to start once this winter when it was off the charger for a few weeks).

Is it a battery thing, a wiring thing, or an electronic thing? Common problem that I've not managed to run across in the forum here, or never heard of it before?
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-12-2010, 10:57 PM
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Its almost 100% a battery issue. Replace the battery and you'll be fine.

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post #3 of 18 Old 04-12-2010, 11:53 PM
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It's a battery thing. New battery time!

Lots of cars do this, too. If you hear someone complaining because the clock in her Lexus keeps resetting, it's because the battery is getting too weak to maintain voltage when cranking.

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2005 Vee, original battery
Definitely past its useful service life.
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-13-2010, 12:16 AM
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But Honey, the reason I'm late is my clock keeps losing time

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-13-2010, 12:30 AM
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Does it just reset to 1:00?

That's what mine would do when I, too, needed a new batt'ry...



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post #7 of 18 Old 04-13-2010, 01:31 AM
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Wow - thanks for all the quick replies. I'm a little surprised that it will still crank and start if the battery's so shot it can't fire a flippin' digital clock!!

I guess I should prepare for sticker shock on a battery.
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Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

Has someone been riding the bike, perhaps unbeknownst to you, approaching the speed of light?

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post #9 of 18 Old 04-13-2010, 04:30 AM
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Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

Has someone been riding the bike, perhaps unbeknownst to you, approaching the speed of light?

Yeah, that's what I was gonna say....

The battery can crank the starter at 40-80 amp, but not power the clock at 0.2 milliamp?

There's something weird about suzuki.
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post #10 of 18 Old 04-13-2010, 04:50 AM
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Funny you should post about the need for a new battery.
Just this afternoon, I replaced my battery (05 Wee).
Purchased from www.batterystuff.com
Scorpion AGM battery.

Total cost $56.00 delivered to my door. (free shipping)

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