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So the bike is a 2008.
Overtime i turn the bike off, everything about the gauge cluster except the odometer resets.
the brightness, clock, trip meter and even shift light settings all reset. clock goes back to 1:00 and the trip goes to zero.

where is this issue coming from?


second issue.
the steering lock does not engage. the key will press down and turn to the lock position, but it does nothing. now that i have a garage this isn't a terrible issue, but id like to fix it if i can.
 

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So the bike is a 2008.
Overtime i turn the bike off, everything about the gauge cluster except the odometer resets.
the brightness, clock, trip meter and even shift light settings all reset. clock goes back to 1:00 and the trip goes to zero.

where is this issue coming from?


second issue.
the steering lock does not engage. the key will press down and turn to the lock position, but it does nothing. now that i have a garage this isn't a terrible issue, but id like to fix it if i can.
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If the cluster is resetting it's because the power to it is being interrupted. If it happens during starting, it's because the battery is too weak and the starter motor is dropping the voltage too low and the cluster will reset itself as a byproduct of this. If it's resetting randomly, then it's a good bet there's a problem with the wiring/connector going into the cluster.

When put in the "lock" position, the ignition switch physically moves a pin into a hole in the frame which prevents the bars from turning. The handlebars must be fully turned to the left for the pin and hole to line up. If the pin and hole aren't lined up, then the key should not be allowed to go to this locked position. If you're able to move the key into this position, then the ignition switch is damaged somehow.
 

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the bike starts fine and has never shown power issues. its when the key is turn off the cluster resets. while on the cluster works as normal and holds settings. how would i find the issue if its a bad connector? would a blown fuse do this?
 

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the bike starts fine and has never shown power issues. its when the key is turn off the cluster resets. while on the cluster works as normal and holds settings. how would i find the issue if its a bad connector? would a blown fuse do this?
No, a blown fuse wouldn't do that. That would turn the cluster off all the time, not just when it's off.

You need to look at the connector on the back of the cluster. You're going to need to check it for corrosion and probably start checking power on the pins in the different modes of the ignition. The cluster should still be receiving power to retain the memory even with the ignition switch off. If it's not, then the memory will be wiped out on it.

I'm betting you have a faulty ignition switch that is causing both your cluster to reset and the bars to not lock though.
 

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No, a blown fuse wouldn't do that. That would turn the cluster off all the time, not just when it's off.

You need to look at the connector on the back of the cluster. You're going to need to check it for corrosion and probably start checking power on the pins in the different modes of the ignition. The cluster should still be receiving power to retain the memory even with the ignition switch off. If it's not, then the memory will be wiped out on it.

I'm betting you have a faulty ignition switch that is causing both your cluster to reset and the bars to not lock though.


the ignition switch sucks. i can remove the key when its in the run position and it keeps right on running. i was considering getting a new ignition and just getting a keyless gas cap setup

any way to test the ignition ?
 

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the ignition switch sucks. i can remove the key when its in the run position and it keeps right on running. i was considering getting a new ignition and just getting a keyless gas cap setup

any way to test the ignition ?
Yes, sounds like the ignition switch is damaged if you're able to remove the key when on and not being able to lock the bars with it. You'd have to start probing the wires out of the ignition switch with a multimeter to be sure they are working properly.
 

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Yes, sounds like the ignition switch is damaged if you're able to remove the key when on and not being able to lock the bars with it. You'd have to start probing the wires out of the ignition switch with a multimeter to be sure they are working properly.

is there a breakdown somewhere of what should and shouldn't have power when off? i have a multimeter. I'm not the best with it, but practice makes one better at something lol
 

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is there a breakdown somewhere of what should and shouldn't have power when off? i have a multimeter. I'm not the best with it, but practice makes one better at something lol
There should be a procedure for checking it in the electrical section of the service manual.
 
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