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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-Jan-2019, 12:46 PM (781) Thread Starter
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Nav. V battery low?

My bike had been sitting up since the first of November, due to surgery (mine, not hers) and today when I cranked it up, the "battery low: message came on the Nav. V. The bike's been on a battery tender, so why is the GPS battery low? and what do do about it? Thanks, JD
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My bike had been sitting up since the first of November, due to surgery (mine, not hers) and today when I cranked it up, the "battery low: message came on the Nav. V. The bike's been on a battery tender, so why is the GPS battery low? and what do do about it? Thanks, JD
The GPS has its own battery and I assume since it has a clock and the battery tender isn't charging peripherals that battery in GPS wore down.
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The GPS is on when inserted into the bike and asleep, waiting for you to start the bike. I would take it out of the bike and plug it into the wall overnight. A standard cell phone charger will work.

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No power to GPS from the bike when the ignition switch is off. Bike will charge it while you ride, but probably better to do as Rick suggested.

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Thank you all for your help. It had come to me as if in a dream, or perhaps as a result of the blood-thinning properties of this adult beverage, that when the switch is cut off, all power to the GPS is disconnected and the parasitic drain does it's thing. It looks like on an electronic miracle like this '17 GSA, motorrad could have back-doored a power supply from the main battery to keep it charged during down times. Thanks again and a happy and prosperous new year to all. JD
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For storage periods, disconnect the battery lead on the Garmin unit.
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