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I had disconnected the battery on my '96 1500A to put it on the BatteryTender for a few days. When I first reconnected the battery the LCD display didn't work for 5 or so minutes. Then it came on and worked fine the rest of the three hour ride.

Is this normal behavior for the LCD display after the battery has been disconnected for a several days, or signs of the LCD display going bad?
 

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Personally, I do not disconnect the battery to plug in the Battery Tender. I have a permanent pull apart plug with fuse installed on the battery terminals and the plug hangs just outside the fairing forward of my foot.

I don't think you have a problem with the LCD panel, most likely just the ECM settling down after having the power restored.

YMMV though.
 

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As it is a 96, it could be dirty connectors to the speedometer unit. Does it keep accurate time?
 

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I don't think you have a problem with the LCD panel, most likely just the ECM settling down after having the power restored.
YMMV though.
+1. We still have problems initializing radios on cars after swapping out a battery. Until it happens again, I'd be leaning toward a brain fart.
 

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Personally, I do not disconnect the battery to plug in the Battery Tender. I have a permanent pull apart plug with fuse installed on the battery terminals and the plug hangs just outside the fairing forward of my foot.

I don't think you have a problem with the LCD panel, most likely just the ECM settling down after having the power restored.

YMMV though.
Same as John except I have the plug in the right side cubby. I just open the cubby door and plug in my Battery Tender. Works great and no fuss.
 

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Personally, I do not disconnect the battery to plug in the Battery Tender. I have a permanent pull apart plug with fuse installed on the battery terminals and the plug hangs just outside the fairing forward of my foot.

I don't think you have a problem with the LCD panel, most likely just the ECM settling down after having the power restored.

YMMV though.
Same as John except I have the plug in the right side cubby. I just open the cubby door and plug in my Battery Tender. Works great and no fuss.

Yes, a permanent plug with fuse is definitely the way to go. I was planning to do that before I moved into an apartment complex, but now I need to bring the battery inside to do the Tending.
 

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I don't think you have a problem with the LCD panel, most likely just the ECM settling down after having the power restored.

+1. We still have problems initializing radios on cars after swapping out a battery. Until it happens again, I'd be leaning toward a brain fart.

I'll keep my fingers crossed its just the ECM settling down.

Thanks all for your inputs.
 

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the joys of apartment living.:lash:

Can't leave anything outside if you want to retain ownership of it.
 

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the joys of apartment living.:lash:

Can't leave anything outside if you want to retain ownership of it.
Exactly!

I guess it being outside all the time underneath a full cover could be causing some of the issues too.
 

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