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post #1 of 8 Old 09-20-2006, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Broken odometer? Hardly...

So I'm heading out to work this morning and I start the bike up. I look at the display and all the LCD bars for four digits in the odometer are lit up. "What the heck is wrong with it?" I thought. Shut the bike off and started it again, and it was still the same. After the self-check, the same four blocks of LCDs stay on. Well, it did rain pretty hard the previous afternoon while I was at work, maybe water got inside and shorted something out. I had to go to work so I didn't have time to dig into anything, and I thought that maybe if I rode it awhile and left it parked in the sun it might dry out and start working again.

On my way to work I glanced down and it read "8890". "Wait a second..." I thought and I clicked through the tripmeters. Everything was working just fine! Turns out I just happened to have exactly 8888 miles on the bike when I parked it the night before! You know, if I didn't have someplace to go, I would have taken apart the panel.

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Sounds like you over-analyzed the problem 8)


or forgot that there are 5 (?) digit blocks down there

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Yup, I overanalysed the "problem". Didn't occur to me that there are actually six digits in the display, my mind only saw that four complete sets of LCD's remained on after the startup check. At least I've never trailered a dead bike to the dealer because I didn't notice the kill switch was off. Not yet, anyway.

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Jet, it's OK my friend, you just arn't ridding enough. Remember when getting ready to ride to work, just bypass the shop and keep riding until time to go home. Remember you have an excuse, you were checking out your sick bike. LOL

Maybe a Florida V-Strom ride real soon.

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I once hotwired my bike because the kill switch was hit by the tank bag. Does that count?

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I once hotwired my bike because the kill switch was hit by the tank bag. Does that count?
You have too much knowledge.

I bumped my kill switch while checking the air filter and spent the next hour trying to figure out it wouldn't start. I even removed the fuel line and tank again looking for a problem with the wiring. I was so grateful when I figured out the kill switch, I wasn't even too angry with my dopeyness.
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