Thu May 12, 2022 6:32 am

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 19 Aug 2011
Posts: 793
Location: Michigan; USA
 
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2009 Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 19 Aug 2011
Posts: 793
Location: Michigan; USA
Thu May 12, 2022 6:32 am linkquote
I recently started having issues commonly seen with a weak battery - flickering display backlight, struggling to start, etc, and figured it was just because it got so cold overnight. However when I started it in the driveway after charging all night, all power was lost and then it came back on a minute later with the display acting as though I had disconnected the battery. Temp switched back from F to C, and odometer from Miles to KM. By accident I discovered moving the positive cable and tightening it down in a new position made the problems go away.

Has anyone ever had to replace battery cables, and is it something only a mechanic should tackle? I did search to see if this topic had been covered before, so I'm sorry if I missed it.
Thu May 12, 2022 10:48 am

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4396
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4396
Location: Netherlands Olst
Thu May 12, 2022 10:48 am linkquote
replace ignition switch most likely the problem
Thu May 12, 2022 11:02 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 22084
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 22084
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Thu May 12, 2022 11:02 am linkquote
battery terminal corrosion . clean and grease just like you do for a car battery.
Thu May 12, 2022 2:59 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41091
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41091
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu May 12, 2022 2:59 pm linkquote
As above - you don't need to replace the cable, just clean the connections.
Fri May 13, 2022 6:15 am

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250
Joined: 19 Aug 2011
Posts: 793
Location: Michigan; USA
 
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2009 Piaggio MP3 250
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Posts: 793
Location: Michigan; USA
Fri May 13, 2022 6:15 am linkquote
Thanks everyone.
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