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My LX150 is an '07 with fifteen thousand on the odometer and the clock battery is still working correctly. I bought this bike new in '06. Is this unusual or do the batteries on some of these putter out early due to some kind of defect?

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I bought an 09 S150 in May(2013), and the clock battery died about 2 days after getting it. I think I read somewhere that 4-5 years is the average life.
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My 2006 GT's clock worked great until last year. The battery died slowly, leaving remnants of time on the display. Then it went out cold after six months of that. Luckily it coincided with the steering bearing going bad, so I fixed both at the same time. Now both are as good as new.
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same as a watch battery!
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Mine's still going and it's an '07. Half an hour fast but works. I did have a replacement battery for the day it dies but gave it away because i don't know that i'll replace it. Would be interesting to see what the longest time is for the clock to work. Mine's 6yrs going on 7.
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Re: Is there a clock battery life expectancy?
MidwestH wrote:
My LX150 is an '07 with fifteen thousand on the odometer and the clock battery is still working correctly. I bought this bike new in '06. Is this unusual or do the batteries on some of these putter out early due to some kind of defect?

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surely its an 06 if bought in 2006 not an 07
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No Andy, model years in the US can begin in the January BEFORE the year actually starts. That model year number actually appears in US VIN numbers.
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My '05 clock battery went out in '10 shortly after purchasing the scooter used. I would guess that 5 years give or take is a good estimate of battery life. My current clock battery has been in there about 3 1/2 years and is still working.
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Then I'll chalk it up to good fortune thus far.

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HARV maybe the LX guys last longer. Laughing emoticon 8)
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Clock Battery
Mine just went dead about two weeks ago...it is an 2010 GTS 300S. Kept in garage, no abuse, high pressure water, etc.

Rather than taking all the windscreen, headstock nonsense off, I went to Pep Boys and found a neat little analog clock ( 2 - 2 1/2") that I velcro'd on right over the dead digital jobby. The perfectly round clock really looks neat on the dash, and is really easy to read.

But, I was surprised that the original battery went out so fast.

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Yebbut - how old was the battery when it was installed in the bike? It may have been sitting on a shelf for some years. Coin cell shelf-lives aren't much longer than their working life - they deliver pico-amps in the clock.
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