2013 F4 Stalls coasting to traffic light, and the trip meters reset - MVAgusta.net
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2013 F4 Stalls coasting to traffic light, and the trip meters reset

This has happened twice, over the course of a month. I am splitting lanes coasting to a stop light and the engine dies. I hit the start button and it restarts.

Here's the weird part. I had refueled 14 miles earlier, and reset trip meter 1 to 0.
When I got to work, I should have seen 15 miles on trip meter 1. I saw only 1.2 miles. So the trip meter reset when the engine stalled.
I checked trip meter 2, which I never use, and it also showed 1.2 miles, so it reset when the engine stalled.
The odometer did not reset.
I don't know if I had refilled just before the 1st stall, but I definitely had refilled before the second stall. I don't know if that had anything to do with it.
I've had the bike for 3000 miles (I bought it used) and this stalling has only happened twice.
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Voltage comes to mind, hows your battery and earth connections?
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Thanks. That could be it. It's a 6 month old YUASA lead acid battery but I will check the ground resistance and battery voltage tonight.

I remember when I tightened one of the battery terminals on the previous battery too tight and broke something in the battery. It stalled a few times and then just quit on the freeway, and I had to get towed.
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Voltage comes to mind, hows your battery and earth connections?
The battery on my 2013 F4 is weak and the trips will reset when starting from cold, other posters have also reported this. It is okay once warmed up though and will then start without zeroing the trip meters.

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Meter resetting occurs when voltage drops too low..... Bad connections or weak battery.

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I think the trip meter reset really points to a weak battery, as everyone has commented. I've noticed the bike doesn't start instantly like it used to. I'm at work, but I went to the bike and checked the battery connections and they're tight.

I think the problem is that I have three motorcycles. I ride every day, but depending on what I feel like riding, one of the motorcycles might only get ridden 4 days a month.
I have a new Energica Ego and because its new and exotic (my first electric bike) I was riding it almost exclusively for a month.

My solution is going to be to put a Shorai lithium ion battery in the F4. I have a Shorai in my R1 and it's lasted for 3 years now, and the bike always starts instantly. The original new R1 lead acid battery lasted one year, and died. I think for bikes that are not ridden often and therefore not charged from their alternator often, lithium ion is the best answer. It's less hassle than putting the bikes on a trickle charger.
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OR...you could get a smart charger battery tender. My Yuasa AGM batteries typically last 8 years.
All my bikes live with either a Noco Genius or an Optimate charger connected.

All my bikes that is except my 2 MVs...they live with the MV suplied battery tender connected. And my 910R original Yuasa lasted 8 years. the SPR Shorai battery (in it when I bought it) died after 3 years (with the Shorai charger). It now has a Yuasa installed, going on 3 years now.
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The fact that the bike stalled is one issue, could be nothing serious.
The fact that the odometer re-set itself is down to a weak battery. When the bike goes through the start sequence, if low voltage is detected (due to the high current needed to turn the engine), then the dash will instantly reset itself. This will cause you to lose odometer and possibly Traction Control settings.
It has happened to me a few times after I installed a Lithium battery and then letting it discharge itself twice. I had to keep charging the battery and it seems to have sorted this problem out.
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There is also a low voltage cut-out built into the ECU. That could stall the bike.
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There is also a low voltage cut-out built into the ECU. That could stall the bike.
That is very interesting. That would explain the stalling as being wholly a battery problem.
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