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Reset Computer Mileage?(5 posts)

Reset Computer Mileage?DCP
Dec 13, 2001 1:19 PM
The mileage goals for the year post got me thinking. For those of you who have computers which will not accept a beginning mileage when you change the battery (like my Flightdeck), keeping a bike cumulative total on the computer is futile. As that is the case, do you reset the mileage as part of your New Year's celebration? Just wondering.
I don'tTig
Dec 13, 2001 3:16 PM
If you want to have a reference point for your annual miles, just tape a piece of paper to the inside of your tool box and write the mileage for Jan. 1 on it. Just subtract that number from your mileage later to see where you are at. This way your computer shows the total miles you have put on the bike. Batteries last a long time in bike computers so you won't lose the total for a while.
yupnm
Dec 13, 2001 4:04 PM
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re: Jan. 1st just like clock work (nm)gmagee
Dec 13, 2001 4:17 PM
I plan to this year ...Humma Hah
Dec 13, 2001 6:40 PM
... Last year, I moved the computers around from bike to bike for New Year's, resetting one but not the other. I wish I'd reset both, because it would have meant I'd have known my year-to-date mileage on my main ride at a glance.

And if I'd changed my battery then, it wouldn't have gone funky in July.

The cruiser has had a mechanical odometer, a mechanical speedometer with odometer, and two computers on it in its life, which still don't account for more than about 1/3 of its total mileage. Thus, trying to keep total mileage on one computer is not very useful. Keeping good records, with paper backups, is more sensible.