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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:57 pm 
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900 Hornet F5

Went to Scotland a few weeks back
Return milage should have been in the region of 750 miles.

I took reading before I left...and again when I got back home.
Only 96 miles?

Ordinarily I'd just assume I recorded the start milage incorrectly.
However, I recorded milage a few weeks prior when replaciing chain.
And that figure tallies up perfectly with my pre Scotland reading.

Bike running perfectly, speedo reading as normal....

I have NO idea.............


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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:07 pm 
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Intermittent speed sensor wiring issue?


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:20 pm 
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Nah, thought of that mate.
The speedo never missed a beat.
Tallied perfectly with satnav speed too (few mph over, but accurate enough)


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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:39 am 
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Yeah - that is strange - maybe a temporary electronic glitch? - I know jack about electronics as you will see - but from the little I do know - on modern bikes with electronic speedos the mileage data is stored on an SSD solid state drive using flash memory? The SSD sits in a circuit board which can be vulnerable to condensation and heat which both feature during the operation of a motorcycle - so there is the (admittedly rare) potential for the loss or corruption of electronic data like recorded mileage. Just a shot in the dark for what it's worth backed up by very shaky technical knowledge


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:39 pm 
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Milage sticks at 96 miles.
It was about at 90 miles on the Scottish hoon that we hit torrential rain, on the M6 and I decided to lead the group off the motorway onto the A6 to avoid wind and really heavy traffic spray.
Huge f*cking mistake!!
The A6 was flooded everywhere, oncoming trucks hurling up walls of water.
Waterproofs let in for the first time ever, should have taken a snorkel & flippers tbh.
Thinking back, I recon something could have become shorted?
Never happened before, and have ridden through worse.
I think the milage is stored in a small ram chip....will report back.


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:54 pm 
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Yeah - from what you are describing it does sound like the unusually wet road conditions could have induced a short into the circuit board that holds the mileage chip. I'll be interested to hear what you find out on this one :D


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