Zumo XT turns off while riding

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joe68sg1
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Re: Zumo XT turns off while riding

Post by joe68sg1 »

That certainly would be easier than de-installing and re-installing the cable.
I will try that first, see if the problem goes away.
Thanks for the great idea...will post again when I have a result.
Going to rain here for a couple days, will get to it ASAP.
Thanks again got the great suggestion
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Re: Zumo XT turns off while riding

Post by joe68sg1 »

I finally have a few minutes to post here, been really busy.

I took the advice of Rofor and installed 2 pieces of black electrical tape to the back of the connector to give it extra support.
I then went on a 12 day riding vacation using the XT the whole time.
The XT did not shut off 1 time, even over pretty rough roads and for hours a day.
I am convinced that was the problem, and want to thank Rofor for the information.

It looks like just a bad design holding that connector, that depends on pressure to the pins, to the unit with only 1 small screw on the wrong end of the connector. Especially on a motorcycle prone to vibration and bumps.

I appreciate the support from everyone that added info to this post.
Hopefully I can give some support back to the group some day.
The XT is a very powerful tool for any rider. I am glad I bought one.
Thanks again to the Forum members...lets ride :arrow:
tpfeffer
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Re: Zumo XT turns off while riding

Post by tpfeffer »

Rofor wrote: 08 May 2023 12:31 Here are some pictures of old/new mount and old/new cable:

On the left is the new mount, and on the right the old mount and the old cable:
Zumo XT mounts.jpg

And here's the new cable:
Zumo XT new cable.png
The difference between the "new" and "old" mounts is not obvious to me. The only visible difference I see is the black patch between the bottom two mounting bolt holes on the new mount. Same issue with the "new" and "old" cable. Are there unique part numbers or other differentiators?
Thanks