||Tech Tips by
Honda CH250 Clock
don't have much time these days. When you really need it the most, it flies.
We're never on time when we go someplace. Have you ever noticed the late ones
arriving are more jolly than those who had to wait?
That's partially why Honda included a digital clock display in its gauge cluster
on the Honda CH250. It was powered by a tiny hearing aid battery #SR44 or #LR44H
lasted about three years.
The access panel for the battery was on the front of the speedometer cluster on
the 1985-86 digital display and moved underneath the speedometer cluster on the
1987-88 analog display. Set buttons on the speedometer cluster changed the hour
Sometimes people mistakenly believed the battery powered the clock all the time
which is erroneous all of the time. It actually powers the clock some of the
time---when the scooter is not running--and none of the time when it is. That's
because the clock is powered by the scooter starting circuit when the scooter is
running and only uses its
battery as backup display.
That is why you can only set the time on the clock when the ignition is on.
Inserting a new battery resets the default to 1:00 AM. If the ignition is off
and there is no clock display you definitely have a dead clock battery. If you
have no clock display when the ignition is off but when the ignition is on the
clock resets itself to 1:00 AM--you have an almost dead clock battery.
Replacement batteries are the #357/303 which are about $3.
So, to have correct time, keep a fresh battery in your CH250 clock all the time.
And remember, as Grocho Marx once said, "Time flies like the wind. Fruit
flies like bananas."
Randy Pozzi (Rev. 05/2004)
and maintained by doug Elam