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terry stone
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radio shuts off

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Anyone know why when I brake at low idle my radio shuts off. And today when I started it for first time in two weeks the set cruise started flashing first time that happend starts easy runs great ?


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Fatboy46
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weak charging system? when I use reverse- my radio shuts off, ALL the electric is going to the starter motor..if this is the case with your bike, you may not have enough electric power..
terry stone
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Thank you fatboy Im wondering if it could be aweak battery but it starts fine and only does it when it at low idle
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At low idle is the key. Thats why I suggested a weak charging system/low voltage. Could even be a bad ground. I am NOT a Honda mechanic. Just an old school tinkerer and electronic tech.
Low idle - foot/hand on brake lights on. All add a voltage drop or drain. If u can do basic electric tests check volts at idle and watch as they drop with brakes , radio, etc. should have at least 14+ volts at Rpm. And 12.+ at idle and maintain that voltage with accessories on. Mite be time for a new alt kit. Esp if u hv extra lights on ur bike
terry stone
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Thanks I will check voltage while at idle and see what it is reading doesnt do it all the time thanks again
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winger05
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Did you ever find a solution to the problem? I am having the same issue.

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terry stone
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Yes the problem with my radio shuting off was a loose battery terminal. It attually died on me once . That forced me to take a closer look at the battery. Was going to remove the battery and when I started to loosen the positive post it was already loose. I hope it is as simple for you.
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Thanks for the quick reply, I will check that out. Hope that solves my problem. Thanks again.
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:D your welcome ride safe


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