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R1150GS question (RID)

A couple of years ago my "Rider Information System" (RID) went blank - I could BARELY find any info on it, hell at the time I didn't know what it was called. But IIRC the solution was to pull the fuse for a bit and the RID would reset.

Fast forward to today, go get the GS inspected and during the brake test, ABS kicked in - cuz I like to squeeze hard . Anyway after that my RID was blank so I pulled over and pulled the fuse for it, and stuck it back in - no joy. Okay, I'll just pull it and ride home, maybe by then it will reset.

Lo and behold, I get on, turn the key, and I have my RID working w/o a fuse in the socket! So what was the fuse I pulled? I get home, checked the manual, yep I pulled the "RID Power Socket" fuse (3rd from the outside standing on the left of the bike).

I cannot figure out what the fuse what that I pulled . Riding w/o the fuse didn't seem to have any effect on the bike (I wasn't to worried about it being the wrong fuse as I have a taped diagram on the inside of the fuse box cover in case of a roadside repair ).

I tried advrider, google, and all the other usual suspects - any gurus out there got an answer?

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A couple of years ago my "Rider Information System" (RID) went blank - I could BARELY find any info on it, hell at the time I didn't know what it was called. But IIRC the solution was to pull the fuse for a bit and the RID would reset.

Fast forward to today, go get the GS inspected and during the brake test, ABS kicked in - cuz I like to squeeze hard . Anyway after that my RID was blank so I pulled over and pulled the fuse for it, and stuck it back in - no joy. Okay, I'll just pull it and ride home, maybe by then it will reset.

Lo and behold, I get on, turn the key, and I have my RID working w/o a fuse in the socket! So what was the fuse I pulled? I get home, checked the manual, yep I pulled the "RID Power Socket" fuse (3rd from the outside standing on the left of the bike).

I cannot figure out what the fuse what that I pulled . Riding w/o the fuse didn't seem to have any effect on the bike (I wasn't to worried about it being the wrong fuse as I have a taped diagram on the inside of the fuse box cover in case of a roadside repair ).

I tried advrider, google, and all the other usual suspects - any gurus out there got an answer?
Hey Richard,
I have some problems with my RID as well (erratic fuel gauge) and from all I read most problems with the RIDs seem to be caused by grounding issues (ground wire burned, bad ground on the float slide, etc.
Can't help you with the fuse. I'll look tonight where my fuse is supposed to be and see what happens when I take it out.

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