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Have you tested your battery?

The clock will reset anytime the voltage drops below a specific level when you hit the Start button, wether it's a bad connection, component or battery causing the drop.

BR

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stator good too on the last time I tested

If everything tests out good like you say it would almost have to be a bad/loose connection or and issue with the Ground.

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i just think something, could it be my switch stand (failed) :smile2: !!!!???????? :wink::wink::wink:

A bad stand switch won't cause the clock to reset...

Check all connections and grounds as suggested but also get the harness recall done!

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Hello all, I just recently got my 2003 vfr800 with 25000 miles on it. I was riding for about 100 miles then stopped to eat. Got back on the bike and started riding when my riding partner told me my lights were out. Sure enough they were and so was my whole dash! (Clock was on though, blinkers worked, and brake light worked). Rpm, speed, odometer ect didn't work. So then I got it home and looked at the fuses and they were all good. I cleaned the contacts on the battery because one looked corroded. I hooked back up the battery and now the bike won't start! Before the fuel pump would turn on even without the light comming on for it but now nothing. The bike will still crank but not start. Now I check the fuses again and the third one up is now blown. Also the plug that plugs into the starter relay is burnt. This is the only burnt wire that I found on the whole bike but this wouldn't cause the lights and dash to go out right?? I cleaned all of the connectors while I have everything off and they all look good. My bike does have the recall done because the blue connector only has the green wire on one side. Im stumped as to what would be causing this. Battery reads 12.6 when sitting. Can someone give me some things to check? Or should I just replace that fuse and connector to the relay and I should be good. It's wierd how the fuse wasn't blown before but the lights and dash still went out. Thanks in advance I need some help!!

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Hello all, I just recently got my 2003 vfr800 with 25000 miles on it. I was riding for about 100 miles then stopped to eat. Got back on the bike and started riding when my riding partner told me my lights were out. Sure enough they were and so was my whole dash! (Clock was on though, blinkers worked, and brake light worked). Rpm, speed, odometer ect didn't work. So then I got it home and looked at the fuses and they were all good. I cleaned the contacts on the battery because one looked corroded. I hooked back up the battery and now the bike won't start! Before the fuel pump would turn on even without the light comming on for it but now nothing. The bike will still crank but not start. Now I check the fuses again and the third one up is now blown. Also the plug that plugs into the starter relay is burnt. This is the only burnt wire that I found on the whole bike but this wouldn't cause the lights and dash to go out right?? I cleaned all of the connectors while I have everything off and they all look good. My bike does have the recall done because the blue connector only has the green wire on one side. Im stumped as to what would be causing this. Battery reads 12.6 when sitting. Can someone give me some things to check? Or should I just replace that fuse and connector to the relay and I should be good. It's wierd how the fuse wasn't blown before but the lights and dash still went out. Thanks in advance I need some help!!

Go to the electrical section under Forums, read the pinned posts and follow the threads - they'll guide you through what to do.

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So I smelled burning wires last night. I took off the fairings today and found that the the stator/RR connection on the right side for the bike was burned/melted. Is this a sign of the RR dying or is it just a bad connector? Bike runs fine, but I did take the cover off of the stator and I noticed that part of it is dark, part of it isn't. Bike runs great and battery stays charged.

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The way to tell with the R/R is to first repair the connector. Then check charging voltage across the battery to see what you have. If that's good the R/R is likely fine. My 6th gen stator looked like it had been BBQ'd at 18,000 miles. It tested good and I was getting good charge voltage, but its days were numbered, so as long as I had it out I replaced it. Difficult to tell with stators - the good die young - but some go close to 50,000 miles with no problem. My decision was easy as I often ride in remote areas far from home and cannot afford that kind of failure where there is no help.

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I finally foud my problem for what the clock was resetting alone. I got the melting problem of the starter relay !!!

the starter relay was melted arond the fuse 30amp where the green plastic is , the red connector around the 4 terminals too.

now I have to change the wire with the white plastic connector.( change color)

One of my colleague at work went to his harness recall and they changed the small harness for the battery and starter relay for free.

guess who`s gonna show at honda next week?

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finally I have installed my harness BUT

I don't know which connectors to use. could someone can help me with that?

see my pic.

which one goes with the "A" ?

which one goes with the "B" ?

Is it possible that I have 2 extra connectors left ?

With that many connectors, the bike has already had the wiring harness recall completed. Before the wiring harness update, you would only have one battery connection (6-pin connector, 2 red, 2 green, 1 black/white, and a blank) to the R/R, the updated front wiring harness includes a piggy-back type connector which makes 2 of these 6-pin connectors.

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I finally foud my problem for what the clock was resetting alone. I got the melting problem of the starter relay !!!

the starter relay was melted arond the fuse 30amp where the green plastic is , the red connector around the 4 terminals too.

now I have to change the wire with the white plastic connector.( change color)

One of my colleague at work went to his harness recall and they changed the small harness for the battery and starter relay for free.

guess who`s gonna show at honda next week?

Common problem with this bike , my 03 did the same thing .

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On 10/13/2015 at 4:23 PM, Switchblade said:

Common problem with this bike , my 03 did the same thing .

David, I think your bike did it from all the Dragon rash on it!  :beer:

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13 hours ago, Baileyrock said:

David, I think your bike did it from all the Dragon rash on it!  :beer:

Never crashed at the Dragon on it, it got totaled on Blood Mountain on 60. 

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On 8/24/2016 at 9:22 AM, Switchblade said:

Never crashed at the Dragon on it, it got totaled on Blood Mountain on 60. 

Just messing with you anyway, so details are not that important. :goofy:

 

Where you been man??? :unsure:

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On 8/25/2016 at 6:19 PM, Baileyrock said:

Just messing with you anyway, so details are not that important. :goofy:

 

Where you been man??? :unsure:

Right here in God's country !

 

Rode the   Dragon 3 times this week and went to Fraklin  for lunch Tuesday on the 51.

GOPR2509.JPG

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So many legendary 51's.  P51 . . .  Area 51. . . and of course RC51.  Lots of good company! 

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9 hours ago, Switchblade said:

Right here in God's country !

 

Rode the   Dragon 3 times this week and went to Fraklin  for lunch Tuesday on the 51.

GOPR2509.JPG

That's right, you finally got a Real bike to play on! :blush:

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12 hours ago, Baileyrock said:

That's right, you finally got a Real bike to play on! :blush:

It's awesome, install a set of Met M7rr's and started pushing it hard the front forks bottom out 3 times BUT still what a blast to ride .

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