ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
Spaggy OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Spaggy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Western Canada
Oddometer: 800
Clock '04 1150 gs

Every time I turn my key on, the clock resets to 00:00. Battery is new this year and it'll do it after it just been ridden for a couple of hours, so I don't think it's low voltage. Any idea where the clock gets its power from when the key is off?
Spaggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #2
k1w1t1m
Kiwi
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: NW Arkansas
Oddometer: 908
Check the fuses.
__________________
It's all for Jesus, CMA Faith Riders, Chapter 732

'01 BMW R1150GS
k1w1t1m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
Spaggy OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Spaggy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Western Canada
Oddometer: 800
Sometimes the simplest answer is the right one. Thanks K1w1t1m
Spaggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
MIXR
Studly Adventurer
 
MIXR's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
Oddometer: 662
Me too, but different

Timely post.

My R1150GSA does the same thing when the 15 amp fuse blows. It drives the clock, gps outlet, and my heated vest. It only ever happens if I fire up the bike with the vest plugged in and switched on. I was told that the issue is probably a weak battery rather than an overload. The start load just over-powers the fuse if all is plugged in and switched on, resulting in a popped fuse. I carry a heap of spares, and if I have the vest switched off when starting, and then switch it on, all is ok.

I'm going to replace my battery as it's years old and unknown origins, so if yours keeps popping, it may be an issue with your new battery.
MIXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
Beezer
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Anchorage, formerly Spenard (hub of the universe)
Oddometer: 5,564
put in a 20A fuse... it should be fine, the fuse will still open if the wire is actually shorted
Beezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
MIXR
Studly Adventurer
 
MIXR's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
Oddometer: 662
The word 'should'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
put in a 20A fuse... it should be fine, the fuse will still open if the wire is actually shorted
It's that word 'should' that troubles me. The fused lines are there for a reason. Yes, I know there's a safety factor. Yes, I know the wires can handle the extra 5 amps. Yes, The GPS has it's own 2 amp fuse in the power line. No, the vest isn't fused seperately. No, I don't know if the RID can handle it if I go to 20 amps.

It would be an expensive mistake to run a 20 amp fuse (and blow the fuse and the RID) for the sake of a few hours work hard-wiring the vest power supply, complete with it's own fuse.

I had considered the idea, but unless you have hard evidence that 'should' is 'will', I'll pass on upping the fuse size.

Cheers, Mick.
MIXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
Beezer
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Anchorage, formerly Spenard (hub of the universe)
Oddometer: 5,564
the fuse protects the wire when there is too much current. If the RID draws excessive current, the reason is that it is already screwed. As long as the voltage is kept to normal, any user equipment can only draw what it is designed to use. it's the law... Ohm's Law. "unless you have hard evidence that 'should' is 'will'"..... for what its worth I've been a certified aircraft mechanic over 35 years and active in the field. I taught the trade for over 20 years at a certified school through University.. electricity is one of my specialties.

the other thing you can do is load shed.... move some of the stuff off that fuse

Beezer screwed with this post 05-29-2012 at 11:23 PM
Beezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 05:56 AM   #8
okoyote
vigilant adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: NE SD
Oddometer: 47
That is the same thing that happened on my '04. At first I thought it was a bad battery or a short, but for me it was a bad starter. The oil catch plate had come loose and was shorting out on the armature (known failure in these starters). The drain on the electrical was so severe that the clock would reset. I took my starter apart and bent the tabs on the oil catch plate to get it to stay put. No problems since.
okoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
Craiger
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Southern Illinois
Oddometer: 310
Do you have HID headlights, if so they have been known to cause the clock reset
__________________
I am not a ADV profile stalker, but a fat fingered Galaxy Tab user.
Craiger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
Mr Head
PowerPoint ADV
 
Mr Head's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 7,131
Mine has started this again. The battery is maybe two years old, I'd have to go look up my notes to be certain.
I am going to check the fuse, then starter connections, then the battery connections. If I find all good, a new battery will be ordered. This time I'm going big and fancy.
183,000 miles, second OEM battery.
__________________
...Dick
"You don't go to Mongolia for the food." - Sebastian & Kim
2010 KTM 990 Adventure R
My Life With The 990R
Smugmug
Mr Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #11
Mr Head
PowerPoint ADV
 
Mr Head's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 7,131
I checked fuses. All good. Weather warmed up a bit and more clock resets since pulling the fuse and plugging back in.
Hmm


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
...Dick
"You don't go to Mongolia for the food." - Sebastian & Kim
2010 KTM 990 Adventure R
My Life With The 990R
Smugmug
Mr Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
ThatGuy
Brownie
 
ThatGuy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Oddometer: 4,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Head View Post
Mine has started this again. The battery is maybe two years old, I'd have to go look up my notes to be certain.
I am going to check the fuse, then starter connections, then the battery connections. If I find all good, a new battery will be ordered. This time I'm going big and fancy.
183,000 miles, second OEM battery.
No wonder! You ran it into the ground.

I've had the same issue and I couldn't figure it out. I don't like looking at clocks anyway.
__________________
Disclaimer: The writer does not represent any organization, employer, entity or other individual. The views expressed are those only of the writer. In the case of a sarcastic, facetious, nonsensical, stirring-the-pot, controversial or devil's advocate-type post, the views expressed may not even reflect those of the writer.
ThatGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #13
Mr Head
PowerPoint ADV
 
Mr Head's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 7,131
Not IN the ground yet.

I'll quit riding it when I can't get parts or my parts stop working.
I can't se the clock it is behind my fancy Touratech, (it's on backorder) locking GPS holder. Sans GPS. I'm just going to work I know where that is.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post
No wonder! You ran it into the ground.

I've had the same issue and I couldn't figure it out. I don't like looking at clocks anyway.
__________________
...Dick
"You don't go to Mongolia for the food." - Sebastian & Kim
2010 KTM 990 Adventure R
My Life With The 990R
Smugmug
Mr Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014