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#1 Breather Separator
#2 Drive Belt & Pulley Weight Rollers
#3 Startability & Driveability Problems
#4 CH250 Performance Upgrades
#5 CH250 Valve Adjustment
#6 Decals
#7 Pilot Screw Adjustment & Fix
#8 CH250 Driven Pulley/Clutch Repair
#9 Final Drive Oil Change
#10 Storing Your CH250 in Winter
#11 Hondaline Kenwood AM/FM Stereo
#12 Front Bumper Protector & Lower Cover Repair
#13 How To Buy A Good 1985-88 CH250
#14 Tires For The Honda CH 250
#15 CH250 Keihin Carb Float Valve Repair
#16 The Honda CH250: An Overview
#17 Honda CH250 Color Crossovers
#18 Honda CH250 Clock
#19 Keihin CV Carburetor Tuning
#20 Honda CH250 Oil Change
#21 Backfiring On Deceleration
#22 Parts Bin--What To Hoard For Your CH250
#23 Honda CH250 Maintenance
#24 So Your Honda Scooter Won't Start?
#25 How To Buy A Battery For Your CH250
#26 Honda CB350 Shocks To The Honda CH250
#27 1985-88 Honda CH250 Speedo Maintenance
#28 Honda CH-250 Antifreeze/Coolant Service
#29 CH250 Charging System Checks
#30  Final Reduction and Wheel Bearing Maintenance

#18 Honda CH250 Clock
Hello Group,

We 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 and
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 and minutes. 

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)

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