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Haven't been out on the bike in about a month (yeah I know my priorities are all screwed up) so I took it into work this morning. Great ride in however when I hit the on button on the radio it came on to some random station and no other controls would work. AM, FM, CD, Volume all zip....
The bike is garage kept and hasn't been caught in any rain storms. It's just uncooperative..... I'd really appreciate any ideas before I call the dealer...

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Radio fix

I ran into the same problem as soon as the temperature dopped. It seems the battery must be in a good state of charge when you start it or the radio goes wonky. Just disconect the battery for about 30 minutes and hook it back up. Should solve problem. Untill it warms up, or I get a new battery I've started shutting the radio off before I start the bike and also give the battery a quick 20 minute 6 amp charge if it's been sitting more that a week.
 

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Battery tender

GordG said:
I ran into the same problem as soon as the temperature dopped. It seems the battery must be in a good state of charge when you start it or the radio goes wonky. Just disconect the battery for about 30 minutes and hook it back up. Should solve problem. Untill it warms up, or I get a new battery I've started shutting the radio off before I start the bike and also give the battery a quick 20 minute 6 amp charge if it's been sitting more that a week.
Good call Gord,
Our bikes radios can be very temperamental and problems with them seem to be a popular thread topic of late. Hopefully the disconnect and reconnect will do the trick for you.

If you plan on leaving your bike for any length of time, it might pay to consider getting yourself a battery tender. I use a BMW OEM which plugs directly into one of the power outlets. It then cycles the battery up and down whilst maintaining full charge...each time I go out to the bike I just unplug it and with full confidence that the battery will be good to go... Well worth the money in my opinion...

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Thanks Ian,

I've been thinking about the battery tender. It's a lot more convenient than what I've been doing with the charger.
 

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Thans for the input.. I have a battery tender so I'll put it on for a while this am and see what happens...
 
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