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Like everybody, I have two trip meters. The A meter I reset when I fill up with gas...like many I'm sure. But, I never thought of anything good to use the B meter for most of the time.

Then it came to me in a sober moment. Now, I reset the B meter when I lube my chain last. At 500 to 600 miles, I know its time to squirt some Bel-Ray super clean on it again.
 

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I reset the second trip meter for oil changes.
 

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I am a simpleton. I change the oil every 5000 miles. So, everytime I hit an increment of 5K, I know its time. Good idea though GW.

So, how about it, what do you other guys do with it? I thought of resetting it everytime I took a crap...but at my age, its to unpredictable now. Sometimes I could soil myself trying to get 10 more miles out of a ......well you know.
 

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Chain lube intervals, since it's not always convenient to do it at every other fillup as some do.
 

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Here is one for you. I reset it when I buy it, (seldom have I bought a new bike) and when I sell it I know how many Km I'm responsible for.:beatnik: Yeh, I know, basically it's useless, unless you rally.
 

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Yeah, I use it for chain lube intervals.

The Wee's dual trip-o-meters are way better than what I had on my last bike (GS500). It had one and knob to reset it had fallen off before I bought it. First year or so, I had to try to remember to the nearest 10 or so miles when I got gas... Did I get gas at xx,270 or xx, 370 *sputter and switch to res* must have been 270...
 

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I usae first trip meter for overall trips (ie: I am heading to the meet in Ohio and after that to the Grand Canyon.) Trip 2 I reset when I fill my tank.

Lubing chain mileage is easy, as that gets done when I fill my tank or after rain rides.

..Tom
 

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I use the first one for gas, and the second for chain too. Maybe we need 3 tripmeters so I can have one for oil changes.
 

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Oil changes go in my logbook. Chain gets lubed as soon as I get back to the castle after filling up. Trip 1 gets reset after each fillup. At ~280 miles I know the flashing idiot light may actually have a point. I haven't reset Trip 2 yet...
 

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I reset the trip meter A at every gas tank fill-up (I put more trust in miles ridden than the fuel gauge, but pay attention to both). For normal riding around, I reset both trip meters every fuel fill up, but on trips I only reset trip meter B at the end of the overall trip, but even then it's only a mild curiosity. I use my maintenance log to track oil changes and use my eyes to tell when to lube my chain (or after any dusty riding or riding in lots of rain).
 

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Speaking of trip odometers, what's the range of them on the stroms? My FJR odometers go to 999.9 miles then back to zero. My old Connie had two odometers as well but one measured thousands as well. Sure was nice for the road trips!
 

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First meter = trip duration
Second meter = gas
 

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Speaking of trip odometers, what's the range of them on the stroms? My FJR odometers go to 999.9 miles then back to zero. My old Connie had two odometers as well but one measured thousands as well. Sure was nice for the road trips!
I know it's at least to 9999.9 but there may be another digit.
 

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I know it's at least to 9999.9 but there may be another digit.
Cool. Thanks. I miss the thousands column on the FJR, sure wish it had that. Using the trip odometers for maint. is a great idea! I guess you could say about the Strom, "This one goes to eleven!"
 

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Good idea. I had used it for oil changes. I think I will use one for chain the other for oil. I always fillup by the last bar anyhow.
 

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Not sure if yall are familiar with the Motorcycle Tourers Forum, but if not... Jason Jonas has put together a handy tool called Miles Tracker. Great way to keep up with the mileage between maintainence intervals. Tires, oil, service, add ons, etc.

Miles Tracker - Home

Its free to use, just create a user name. Feel free to join the MTF as well. Just a bunch of old men riding funny looking motorcycles and trying to decide where to meet up next for food.

-bryan
 
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