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V78 - Real Time Clock Not Working
« on: May 12, 2015, 11:34:56 AM »
Anyone get this before? It came on yesterday and hasn't turned off since. The clock on the dash isn't working any longer (seems to revert to about 6:15am every time the bike is turned off). Is this something I should be worried about?
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Re: V78 - Real Time Clock Not Working
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 01:31:01 PM »
That's not one that I've heard of or seen before. Might be a question for service@brammo.com
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Re: V78 - Real Time Clock Not Working
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 10:32:13 AM »
Adam PM'd me. The solution is either a software reset by the dealer, or a new VCU. I'm out of warranty, and my POC at the closest dealer (100 miles away) is leaving for another job and I am not confident that anyone else there has any training or desire to figure out how to do the update. I'm going to live with it until Victory takes over service and then get it fixed locally.
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Re: V78 - Real Time Clock Not Working
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 08:39:24 PM »
00049...Did you ever have this issue resolved? I'm experiencing the same problem, and would love to hear your feedback...especially if it didn't go smoothly.

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Re: V78 - Real Time Clock Not Working
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 08:57:55 PM »
I've often wondered how the clock works.  Usually, somewhere in a system where a clock is involved there is a small battery.  I remember old desktop computers had a battery used for this purpose, sort of like a key fob CR2032 to keep the time circuit active.  There doesn't seem to be a battery in the IP from pictures I have seen when they are apart.  The earlier post seems to point to the VCU as the provider for the time you see on the IP.  Has anyone ever had one apart to see if there is a battery in it?  I think the VCU gets voltage from the main pack regardless if the bike is powered up or not.  In that case, a backup battery would not be needed.  However, I noticed that when I opened the service disconnect to do some work on my bike (which disables all high voltage, the clock time remained correct after I powered the bike back up.  Something else that requires a small battery somewhere was involved. 

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Re: V78 - Real Time Clock Not Working
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 08:28:15 AM »
Hmmm an interesting observation. Ive had this error on my dash since I bought my bike. I figured it was a glitch in the software that needed an update, like maybe it was a low priority item for the programmers initially and so it wasn't setup all that well.