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Gary505

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I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:13:13 PM »
Please check my math, but I think I know the exact mileage my scoot's odometer reset (for the second time).  I was at around 6,800 miles and knew the time was close so I was keeping track of the miles carefully.  At 6,818.9 miles I stopped for gas and reset the trip meter to zero.  A few miles down the road I noticed the odometer had reset and was reading around four miles.  Now the trip meter is at 27.1 miles and the odometer is at 13.3.  That means I rode 13.8 miles from when I filled up to when the odometer reset (27.1 miles minus 13.3 miles = 13.8 miles).  Thus, the odometer reset at 6,832.7 miles (6,818.9 miles plus 13.8 miles = 6,832.7 miles).

Now I wonder why the odometer chose to reset at that mileage.  When I googled 6,832.7 miles, it came up as the distance from the UK to Uruguay:) Converted to km 6832.7 miles is 10,996.2 km.  Close to 11,000 km, but not exact.

2007 SYM RV-250 15,000 miles; 2007 250cc Chinascoot 15,000 miles; 2006 150cc Chinascoot 3,000 miles

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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 11:39:04 PM »
It's truly a mystery.  I've only got less than 5000 on mine so it hasn't happened.  I'm going to try to watch out for it when it gets over 6000.  Very strange.
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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 08:15:36 AM »
If you can keep an eye out and see if it resets at 6832 miles, then the explanation would be:
the shift register is 40 bits long, the maximum number for a 40 bit shift register is:
2^40 = 1.0995E12
which is close to 10996 ;)

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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 09:45:33 PM »
You may be on to something here. I looked eariler today and I had 6827 and then rode about 10 miles further. I just checked and my odometer is now at 4.x miles. :o

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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 01:41:40 PM »
Mine did it around 6300 miles and again at 7200 miles.  Of course that's when I noticed it had.  Darn quirkie, that little bugger.

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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 06:02:19 AM »
Well, as I have the metric dashboard, I'm up to nearly 14,000 km and it's just fine.

So as some have surmised, it might be to do with the calculation to convert to that quaint old British system you Yanks still prefer to use!
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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 05:03:39 PM »
Agree with Steve_YYZ.

Here in Malaysia, they are churning out these bikes at the nearby factory like there is no end to them and I am yet to hear a single incident of an odometer reset. This is important as the 172cc version (named the VTS 200) that is sold here with the same body as the US RV250 uses the same dashboard - with a different program for calculating the accumulated mileage. I have a friends with 30,000km (~18,750 miles) )and 80,000km (50,000 miles) on their bikes and the odometer is as solid as rock. I'll continue to look around on this topic here to have some more data. This can definitely help us to decide if it is hardware or software.
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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 05:46:37 AM »
Well, as I have the metric dashboard, I'm up to nearly 14,000 km and it's just fine.

Mine is metric too and mine reset at just under 6000km!

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Re: I think I know the exact mileage the odometer reset
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 04:43:14 PM »
My first reset (back in April) was in the low 6800s, so it might have been 6832.   My second reset, two days ago, was in the high 6800s.   I think around 6887.   Since the scooter has been pretty trouble-free, otherwise (eats front brake pads, eats rear tires, seat light switch needs to be fiddled with...I'm done) I expect my next 6800+ reset in about 7 mos.