I have a 2004 RS, and last weak the speedo quit working. It is not registering speed and the tripodomer won't registar either. Since this is a Digital set up, is their a sensor or something that needs to be replace. Any advice on repair.
Thanks for the battery thread. I to have a vest and may have turned it on prior to start up, however, if the battery is shot, wouldn't I be haveing a problem starting the bike. It does drag some due to cold temps, but has never drained itself dry. I may try and just unhook it and hook it back up to see if that changes things.
With my '04 RS, I have to keep it on a battery tender even with a fairly new battery. I noticed my speedo & odo would often not work during the first half of a ride but would work on the return leg, after the bike was shut off for a period of time in between. That indicated to me that the battery was charging back up to the magic voltage number the bike's vampire electronics expect during those initial portions of my rides. No probs since keeping it on a tender.
Yes, it's a "feature" of the bike. If the battery is low, the speedo will not work even though the bike starts up. It's designed to let you know that you need to replace or recharge the battery.
My battery never died, but it did crank slow when it was on it's way out. I'd start it, let it run a few, then turn it off (all power off) and restart it so the speedo would work. New battery solved it, though.
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