You should listen to me. No, seriously, listen to me.
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Barbara
Motorcycle: Blue 2006 GSX-R1000
Re: Working the gauges
Don't really know about yours but, as I recall, it wasn't until 2005 that the cluster settings in the 1000's were made non-volatile. I'd always thought that volatile settings were a continuing hassle. The K5 & later cluster has two power connections. One, which is used to maintain the presets, is always hot. The other comes on via the ignition switch. The presets, but not the mileage, are lost if you disconnect the battery. You have my sympathies.
P.S. I assume that the mileage is stored in a different type of memory that doesn't need power to retain its values. Why they couldn't use that type elsewhere is a mystery to me. It's probably more expensive but how much can that amount to?
Last edited by BillV; 08-14-2019 at 02:29 PM.
Reason: Added P.S.