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post #1 of 14 Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 9:45 am Thread Starter
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Battery change

I'm technically challenged... I get the creeps when I see a screw driver!!! What could I reasonably do with a screwdriver??? Furthermore, I live in a center of town, in a flat. No garage with DIY material for working on cars, bikes, for woodwork or whatever.

That's also why I liked the LT. All the mechanics and technical parts are wrapped, hidden, as if there were none...

Today, I changed my battery on the LT myself. AND I SUCCEEDED!
This is a major achievement!!!
And tomorrow the weather should be ok for a small tour...

Just wanted you all to know.

Have a nice day!
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post #2 of 14 Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:01 am
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Re: Battery change

Did you do the throttle position sensor reset ?

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Pardon???
Don't scare me!!!

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Re: Battery change

Not scary at all. Turn the key on, twist your throttle all the way open twice, then turn the key off. Turn the key on again and your throttle position sensor should be set.


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Seems doable!!! Or do I feel over-confident?

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Re: Battery change

Just make sure not to start the engine before the process is completed, just turn the key to on position as previously posted. After turning the key back to off and then to back on it is okay to start.

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Re: Battery change

Goodonya Paul! Your first two service tasks completed with no need to call rescue!

Now go ride........

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Re: Battery change

I changed my battery last winter and never did anything other than change the battery. am i missing something here?
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post #9 of 14 Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 1:40 pm
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I changed my battery last winter and never did anything other than change the battery. am i missing something here?
Not to worry it will relearn itself is a short period of riding.

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Good job Paul!

Small steps before running!

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Re: Battery change

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I changed my battery last winter and never did anything other than change the battery. am i missing something here?
No. The procedure is recommended but not necessary. The ECU loses it's memory when you change the battery and you just need to drive it a bit to restore those "remembered" items, like TPS limits. I forgot to do it after my clutch change and did not even notice a difference in operation. It will learn them all over again all by itself.

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turns out i am wrong. it was my last bike. lol going out to instal a new battery now.
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I changed my battery last winter and never did anything other than change the battery. am i missing something here?
It is not absolutly necessary as the engine will "learn" the TPS over time. It does speed up the smooth operation process.

Now I am double posting - good grief!

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post #14 of 14 Old Dec 27th, 2012, 10:14 am
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thats just to make sure idiots like me get it right!! Thank you John nice quick simple change in the parking lot last night.
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