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RazorbackUofA
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PostSubject: Found a Swing odometer hack   Mon 29 May 2017, 20:51

Found it by accident, fueled up and a few miles down the road i noticed my odometer had not moved, i always reset trip miles when refueled, even tho i have since fixed my gas gage, so stopped to have a look everything else was working fine, and then noticed my hand brake light was on, my cup in its holder blocks out some lights on the cluster. i had not smelled brakes and looked at it, apparently when i released the brake at the gas station it hung on the last peg enough to not make the light go out.

looks like the brake light on cluster indicating hand brake on for some reason also stops the odometer, i chked it 2 times to make sure.

even tho most folks would not want to stop the odometer, and in some states its even against the law.

just thought i would share.
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PostSubject: Re: Found a Swing odometer hack   Mon 29 May 2017, 22:16

Shocked Regretfully I have had my senior moments and ridden off with my parking brake too many times. I discovered that same issue too and posted it here several years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Found a Swing odometer hack   Tue 30 May 2017, 01:20

It's not better just different but the parking brake on my GT (yeah, yeah, I know, Meldrew) comes on whenever the side stand is deployed. Not a chance of having the bike roll off the stand. On the other hand the parking brake on the Silverwing might deter someone from trying to steal it since it's well out of site.
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PostSubject: Re: Found a Swing odometer hack   Tue 30 May 2017, 09:41

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Shocked Regretfully I have had my senior moments and ridden off with my parking brake too many times. I discovered that same issue too and posted it here several years ago.
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ok so where is the Auto pilot button? farao
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PostSubject: Re: Found a Swing odometer hack   Tue 30 May 2017, 14:05

RazorbackUofA wrote:
Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Shocked Regretfully I have had my senior moments and ridden off with my parking brake too many times. I discovered that same issue too and posted it here several years ago.
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ok so where is the Auto pilot button?  farao

OMG - I getting so old that I forgot about the auto pilot button. I need to re-read my owners manual.  :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Found a Swing odometer hack   Tue 30 May 2017, 15:45

You know you're getting old when you step off your bike without putting down the side stand.

Don't ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Found a Swing odometer hack   Tue 30 May 2017, 17:36

exavid wrote:
You know you're getting old when you step off your bike without putting down the side stand.

Don't ask.

I did that in my drive the other day. The scoot went down and fell on my other bike. A bruised ego and a broken mirror head on the SWing was the only damage.

I did hear of a guy that returned home from a ride on a winter evening. He turned into his driveway and went down on some ice into his motorhome followed by his Jaguar then the bike smashed into his garage door. Imagine the claims forms to fill in!
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