OP
@rajron avatar
UTC

Addicted
GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 816
Location: PHX area
 
Addicted
@rajron avatar
GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 816
Location: PHX area
UTC quote
After 5 years and 19,000 miles my clock battery is dying, sometimes it's blank or when it dimly comes on the time is incorrect - is it worth changing the battery?
I really like the clock because I don't wear a wrist watch and it's a big hassle to check time otherwise.
What have you all done?
UTC

Molto Verboso
07 LX50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1977
 
Molto Verboso
07 LX50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1977
UTC quote
I've changed a few.I like a clock.Why keep looking at a dead clock.lol
@hachi avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
2005 GT 200
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2083
Location: Montgomery,Alabama
 
Ossessionato
@hachi avatar
2005 GT 200
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2083
Location: Montgomery,Alabama
UTC quote
To me it's worth changing. I like having a clock on the dash. I have had the handlebar covers off several times and it's not that difficult to do. It is tedious and time consuming though.
@lx125man avatar
UTC

Molto Verboso
Vespa LX 125
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1204
Location: UK
 
Molto Verboso
@lx125man avatar
Vespa LX 125
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1204
Location: UK
UTC quote
Worth changing in my opinion, I've recently done mine and it's not as difficult as you think. Just takes a bit of time to get to and put back together.
@madhillbilly17 avatar
UTC

Enthusiast
et2
Joined: UTC
Posts: 85
Location: in my garage
 
Enthusiast
@madhillbilly17 avatar
et2
Joined: UTC
Posts: 85
Location: in my garage
UTC quote
its a easy job 5-10 minutes tops,just be careful when you pull the connectors off the board,think i paid about £3 for my battery in maplin.
@judy avatar
UTC

World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 29304
 
World Traveler
@judy avatar
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 29304
UTC quote
Might jinx it but mine's still going at 7yrs old and almost 28,000 miles. I think it's useless. Can't see it during the day when the sun's out most times. Your call but a cool watch would be better. You could wait until you have to go in there. Do you still have your tabs on the headset? If so i'd worry about breaking one of those. Not worth it IMHO. My clock is about 1/2hr fast tho. Good luck
@flordian avatar
UTC

Rocket Man
GTS 300 ABS 'Drake', GTS 250 (sold), LX 150 and Delta IV rocket. ( Retired. Not my problem anymore)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1934
Location: Space Coast Florida
 
Rocket Man
@flordian avatar
GTS 300 ABS 'Drake', GTS 250 (sold), LX 150 and Delta IV rocket. ( Retired. Not my problem anymore)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1934
Location: Space Coast Florida
UTC quote
Does anyone have the battery number? Is it the same for all Vespa clocks? I need to replace mine in the GTS. Just would like to have it while I'm in the middle of the mess.
@kdude avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2956
Location: Florida
 
Ossessionato
@kdude avatar
BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2956
Location: Florida
UTC quote
Theres no way (at least on my s150) you can change it out in 5 or 10 minutes ..
It took me a lot longer than that but it is something you can do. Take your time as its easy to break the tabs on the speedo cover..

you can use energizer batter ENE386 or the same type from a different manufacturer...

good luck..

I love my working clock
@madhillbilly17 avatar
UTC

Enthusiast
et2
Joined: UTC
Posts: 85
Location: in my garage
 
Enthusiast
@madhillbilly17 avatar
et2
Joined: UTC
Posts: 85
Location: in my garage
UTC quote
kdude wrote:
Theres no way (at least on my s150) you can change it out in 5 or 10 minutes ..
It took me a lot longer than that but it is something you can do. Take your time as its easy to break the tabs on the speedo cover..

you can use energizer batter ENE386 or the same type from a different manufacturer...

good luck..

I love my working clock
lol i don't hang about its only 6 screws and a few unplugs
OP
@rajron avatar
UTC

Addicted
GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 816
Location: PHX area
 
Addicted
@rajron avatar
GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 816
Location: PHX area
UTC quote
Good to hear encouragement.
I know I can do it - so I'm gonna do it, maybe next week when I have the time - love the little clock
OP
@rajron avatar
UTC

Addicted
GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 816
Location: PHX area
 
Addicted
@rajron avatar
GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 816
Location: PHX area
UTC quote
judy wrote:
Might jinx it but mine's still going at 7yrs old and almost 28,000 miles. I think it's useless. Can't see it during the day when the sun's out most times. Your call but a cool watch would be better. You could wait until you have to go in there. Do you still have your tabs on the headset? If so i'd worry about breaking one of those. Not worth it IMHO. My clock is about 1/2hr fast tho. Good luck
I was sort of bragging when I was saying I had the same battery for five years I didn't realize some one could have it run so much longer.

By the way I was just in Hawaii, pure family stuff no vacation or free time, was there for two and a half weeks and put in over 1500 miles on just Oahu, anyways moved my mom here with me in AZ I just locked up her condo in Waikiki leaving it there for a latter time.
@kdude avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2956
Location: Florida
 
Ossessionato
@kdude avatar
BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2956
Location: Florida
UTC quote
rajron wrote:
judy wrote:
Might jinx it but mine's still going at 7yrs old and almost 28,000 miles. I think it's useless. Can't see it during the day when the sun's out most times. Your call but a cool watch would be better. You could wait until you have to go in there. Do you still have your tabs on the headset? If so i'd worry about breaking one of those. Not worth it IMHO. My clock is about 1/2hr fast tho. Good luck
I was sort of bragging when I was saying I had the same battery for five years I didn't realize some one could have it run so much longer.

By the way I was just in Hawaii, pure family stuff no vacation or free time, was there for two and a half weeks and put in over 1500 miles on just Oahu, anyways moved my mom here with me in AZ I just locked up her condo in Waikiki leaving it there for a latter time.
Raj that is a gorgeous scooter picture... love the flow of the colours
@kdude avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2956
Location: Florida
 
Ossessionato
@kdude avatar
BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2956
Location: Florida
UTC quote
madhillbilly17 wrote:
kdude wrote:
Theres no way (at least on my s150) you can change it out in 5 or 10 minutes ..
It took me a lot longer than that but it is something you can do. Take your time as its easy to break the tabs on the speedo cover..

you can use energizer batter ENE386 or the same type from a different manufacturer...

good luck..

I love my working clock
lol i don't hang about its only 6 screws and a few unplugs
I'm sure you could do it i'm just a bit jealous. I'm just toying around on my Vespa and the learning curve has been slow. Cheers! H.
@wleuthold avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5222
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@wleuthold avatar
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5222
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
UTC quote
My clock battery was almost 8 years old when it finally went completely out. Luckily the steering head bearings went bad around the same time. I had Boris change both iwhile the front plastic was off and now they work like new.
@znomit avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, S50, too many pushbikes
Joined: UTC
Posts: 10259
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@znomit avatar
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, S50, too many pushbikes
Joined: UTC
Posts: 10259
Location: Hermit Kingdom
UTC quote
Hope to get 10 years out of mine. Think if it gets through the next few winter months I'll be sweet. Razz emoticon
@en82pg avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
2010 PIAGGIO BV 500ie Tourer
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4644
Location: Lakeshore, ON, CANADA-Capestang,FR
 
Ossessionato
@en82pg avatar
2010 PIAGGIO BV 500ie Tourer
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4644
Location: Lakeshore, ON, CANADA-Capestang,FR
UTC quote
WLeuthold wrote:
My clock battery was almost 8 years old when it finally went completely out. Luckily the steering head bearings went bad around the same time. I had Boris change both iwhile the front plastic was off and now they work like new.
I've got 8 yrs on mine (the GT200) and so far is still going strong.

The BV500 is wired into the system and no change needed.
@judy avatar
UTC

World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 29304
 
World Traveler
@judy avatar
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 29304
UTC quote
RAJ when you come back please look me up. I'd love to treat you to a meal. You can rent vespa's down in Waikiki. Verv easy to put many miles on anything here. Being on an island is deceiving. Good luck with your battery. BTW you should check your steering bearings while your in there. Mine were rusted big time.
DoubleGood Design banner

Modern Vespa is the premier site for modern Vespa and Piaggio scooters. Vespa GTS300, GTS250, GTV, GT200, LX150, LXS, ET4, ET2, MP3, Fuoco, Elettrica and more.

Buy Me A Coffee
 

Shop on Amazon with Modern Vespa

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


All Content Copyright 2005-2024 by Modern Vespa.
All Rights Reserved.


[ Time: 0.0174s ][ Queries: 3 (0.0069s) ][ live ][ 313 ][ ThingOne ]