Trouble with the clock on an ET4
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ET4
Joined: 13 Nov 2005
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Location: San Diego
Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:42 pm quote
The clock on my 2001 ET4 has been running slow. I adjust the time and the next day it's off by about 11 hours. I've adjusted it about 3 times and it happens again. Is it the clock that's malfunctioning or the battery is starting to die?? BTW the scooter starts fine and runs fine.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 08 Nov 2005
Posts: 1464
Location: Worcester, Ma USA
Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:02 pm quote
Digital Clock
The digital clock runs from a small dry cell battery (which last about 2 years) accessible by lifting the entire instrument panel. Found this on page 29 in my owners manual 2005 ET4.

Tim
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ET4
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
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Location: Whidbey Island, WA
Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:50 pm quote
Or you can skip that altogether and install a digital tachometer there instead. At least that's what I would do.
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Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 5145
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:35 pm quote
Even with the manual, adjusting the clock on my ET4 is still hit or miss. If I get it wrong, the next day I just try again. In any case, mine has never been all that accurate...off by a few minutes in just a few days.

It's like trying to remember how to adjust for daylight savings time on your digital watch: You don't do it often enough to remember how to do it without the instructions. And you don't remember where you put the instructions. So you just play around with it until you get the job done.
Ossessionato
01 ET2 - 01 ET4 -- 05 GT200L / 05 PX150 / 1986? Honda CH150 Deluxe.
Joined: 27 Nov 2005
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Location: SoCal OC
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:34 pm quote
Clock Time
My clock on my 05 GT has been very accurate, I would like to add some additional technical goodies on it, maybe some extra lights, and will look into making some one off custom leg shield deflectors soon.
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:30 pm quote
the clock is run from a tiny little dry cell batt.
the vibration from just taking your bike off the stand can bounce the batt. in there and cause the time to go all wonky.

seriously, you're on a vespa... does it even really matter what time it is?

best,
-greasy
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