AM/FM Radio


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AM/FM Radio

Postby sutton4 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:57 pm



Every time that I turn the key off, I have to reprograme the radio and clock . Is this normal or is there a problem ? Very frustrating ! Have checked to see if there is a constant power feed, to the radio unit, and cant find one.



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Re: AM/FM Radio

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:15 am

Remove the two screws holding the left front turn signal in place, and gently pull it out. Allow it to hang by its wires.

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(this is actually the right turn signal, but you get the idea)

In behind the turn signal, inside the fairing, is a rats nest of wires. On several (5 or 6) of these wires are white plastic inline fuse holders. One of these fuses is a 0.2A fuse that holds the radio memory when the motorcycle is turned off - it will need to be replaced.

Your best bet is to pull each fuse, check it for continuity with a meter, and replace any that are burned out.

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Re: AM/FM Radio

Postby sutton4 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:42 pm

thank you for your advise dead right 2 amp fuse on red wire blown .if my battery is in good nick how long could i expect it to last just running the memory
:?:

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Re: AM/FM Radio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:58 pm

The radio draws a really tiny amount of power - you shouldn't see much of a draw at all - I wouldn't want to leave it more than a couple of weeks, in any case. I have mine on a battery tender if it's going to sit more than a day or two though, so I can't say for sure.

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Re: AM/FM Radio

Postby sutton4 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:56 pm

Thanks very much for getting back to us on the current draw. Maybe I need to invest in a trickle charger.
Cheers
Dave




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