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My 2002 1800 wing loose the correct time upon turning off the bike. Also the engine click click clicks sometime when trying to start. Help!
 

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Welcome to the forum Mackenzie
Sounds like from your description the battery is on it's way out.
Have you tested your battery? You can pull it out and have auto zone, kragen, Napa load test it if you don't have a multi meter or a charger.
How old is the battery?
Is it a wet cell or AGM type battery?
 

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:waving: Welcome to the World's Greatest Goldwing site Mackw! :waving:
A weak battery or corroded connections could be the cause of the 'click-click' problem. A check of the voltage on the starter terminal while you crank the engine should show at least 10V. If there's less, the problem is either in the battery or the cabling. Check the voltage across the battery to make sure it doesn't drop lower than 10V when cranking the engine. If it does the battery is shot, if it stays around 11V or better then it's the starter cabling or start relay. If the voltage at the starter is 10v or more and the engine doesn't crank it's the starter that needs attention.
Losing the clock setting could because the starter pulls the voltage of a bad battery down too low to keep running. Does the clock have the correct time when you turn on the key before cranking the engine and then lose the setting when you try to start? That would indicate a shot battery.

The other reason to lose the clock setting when turning off the ignition is a loss of the 'keep-alive' voltage to the clock. The clock has to have 12v to keep time even when turned off. If you have a service manual check out the fuse that provides clock power that doesn't go through the igntion switch.
 

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Probably a bad battery as the other posters suggest. Also, with a meter you should check the alternator is putting out enough voltage when the engine is running.
 

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A clock loosing time could be caused by a lose connection on the battery...

(one of my spelling pet peeves....)
 

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Thanks guys for the information. My battery is a sealed non maintance type with 4 years life. I will have the battery checked at auto zone as suggested, I'm a novice with tools. Again thanks!
 

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Welcome:waving:Mackw
Battery change time
 

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Thanks guys for the information. My battery is a sealed non maintance type with 4 years life. I will have the battery checked at auto zone as suggested, I'm a novice with tools. Again thanks!
So was it the battery.....? I wish people would post what the out come was in the end...



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+1 nova
 
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