Odometer Different after charging battery

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Bosshog, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Bosshog

    Bosshog Member

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    The other day I went for a ride , and when I got back I forgot to turn off the switch, I never do that. Well needless to say my battery went dead. After I charged the battery the odometer reading went from 17,000, to 29,000. is that normal, can that be reset?.........all I could say was (Edit)
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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow. What is the right number?

    TQ
     
  3. HD-Enthusiast

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    I have had the speedometer off my 07 several times,once for over a week with no problem....:rider
     
  4. Spade5

    Spade5 Active Member

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    I cannot do the math in my head but it almost looks like it is showing kilometers instead of mile.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Are you sure you weren't reading the trip odometer but even at that it shouldn't be higher than the actual miles on the unit.? The dealer can reset it but it may be a problem going backwards on the same unit for obvious reasons.
     
  6. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    29000 km = 18019.764 mi.
    OR 18019 mi. and 1345.6 yd

    Close.
     
  7. Bosshog

    Bosshog Member

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    Actually I read it wrong. its not showing 29,000 its showing 290,000 miles when it really has 16,070
     
  8. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    did you trickle charge it or put a hard charge? might have cooked a diode inside the speedo - try taking off the pos. side cable for a bit then hooking it back up.
     
  9. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    If this is a digital crystal display, is it possible the crystal display got damaged ?

    Just a thought.
     
  10. Bosshog

    Bosshog Member

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    I disconnected battery and reconnected,and this reset it...........thanx for your help