electrical problem when starting ?


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wingman4560
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electrical problem when starting ?

Postby wingman4560 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:24 pm



Ok so when I start the bike (2002 goldwing) the clock goes back 1:00 and the trip mileage also resets. It doesnt do this every time seems like after it sits for a while. I checked the battery terminals and found some corrosion on the positive side, cleaned it up and thought I solved the problem. Then it happened again today. The battery seems to be strong but I hear some sluggishness in it starting whenever this happens. I am about to buy a new battery and see what happens. Any suggestions ? Happened to anyone else before ? Any help would be appreciated as I have only owned the bike for a couple months and this is the first problem I have had.

Thanks :|



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Re: electrical problem when starting ?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:35 pm

It's most likely your battery. When you let the weak battery sit for a while, the battery voltage drops. Then when you hit the starter, it drops enough that there isn't enough to keep the clock and trip computer memory set.

A new battery will likely solve your problem, and a Battery Tender will keep your new battery in top shape, so it won't happen again. :)

wingman4560
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Re: electrical problem when starting ?

Postby wingman4560 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:22 pm

Thanks for the reply, I"ll install a new one tomorrow and post how I made out. I might also say that this forum is a great place to get information, and Im glad to be part of it.

Thanks 8-)


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