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Cool trip meter resets after key is shut off

im trying to set my trip meter so that i can see how many miles i get on a tank. Everytime i try it resets after the key is shut off. any ideas on what i can do? i use the gas light as my reserve. is there a reserve switch on the bike anywhere or do you just assume u have a gallon or 1.5 left when the gas light comes on?
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How old is your battery? Check voltage across the top with bike not running.

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There is no reserve valve or switch.
When the reserve light comes on, look for a station and start riding easy.
You have around 11 or 14 miles on reserve if you putt.
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I have the same issue with trip meter resets not all the time just occasionally battery seems fine any thoughts

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From what I've read, this seems to always be indictitive of a battery going bad. It will still start and run the bike, but it won't give the trip odometer enough juice to remember.




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I had the same.Problem was in faulty fuse.I think it was first from left but dont remember for 100%
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same issue, weak battery. Also be sure your battery connections are tight and the connector on the back of the display is secure.
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When the reserve indicator comes on, you've left with 2,5 liters of gas.....

A trip meter resetting effect is a battery replacement warning but before you do that check for loose connections
1) Battery's terminals
2) Gauge's plug (must remove windscreen if not the upper cowl)
3) Negative terminal bolted on the frame on your right knee height, under the rear cowl
4) Fuses and fusebox (it's on your left knee height under the left cowl above the rad's expansion tank
5) Bolt that holds the battery positive terminal's lead wire on the starter's relay and the 30A fuse too.

A good test to check your battery's health is to switch the key on, turn your high beam light on, count 8 seconds and hit the start button.
Usually if the battery is about to die it won't pass the test.
Personally I prefer to do a different test but you need time to do it.
Put the battery on the charger (MF) over a night. Take it off in the morning and let it rest for 24 hours. Then using a volt-meter check it's voltage. If you see less than 12.8V then you start looking for a new one.


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thanks everone for your help. im gonna try everything
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