Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Help! Electrical burning!!

Old 10-04-2007, 05:56 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
Help! Electrical burning!!

Hey I was on my way in to work today and I smelled this horrible stench. Not the usual electrical burning smell. It would come and go. I hurried my butt to work and checked it out in the parking lot.
Its a silver box along the subframe on the right side when you are sitting on the bike. It's so hot I burned my hand. That doesnt usually get that hot does it?? It was only a 10 mile ride to work. I rode it last night and it was fine.
What is the box? Should I hurry my butt and get it home before it burns to the ground or something? I have a doctor appt this am and Im afraid to ride it there because I dont want it to die on me or burn to the ground.
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 06:05 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
lazn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,132
lazn is on a distinguished road
my guess is that your R/R died. Time for a new one, if your battery is strong enough, unplug it and drive home, so that you don't get a fire..
lazn is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 06:18 AM
  #3  
Moderator
MotoGP
 
superbling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Texas
Posts: 2,553
superbling is on a distinguished road
If the "silver box" is mounted on the right subframe, it's the R/R and it's going (or went) out. If you unplug it AND your headlight, you should be able to make it back home IF your battery isn't fried also. Check the voltage, should be 12.6 or higher at rest.

Good luck!
superbling is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 06:40 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
Im just going to haul butt and try to make it home. I will keep you guys posted. I gotta get it changed out for my car before my 1030 appt. EEEk!
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 06:42 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
lazn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,132
lazn is on a distinguished road
She only has 10 miles to go to get home, even with the headlight in there she should be able to make it.
lazn is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 07:22 AM
  #6  
Member
Squid
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 48
camaroguy72 is on a distinguished road
hauling *** doesnt help conserve your battery, take it easy and try not to stop. sounds like the r/r to me as well. I replaced mine witha gsxr one and the harness. I have a spare zx6r one that should work as well as a harness i could cut up so you have the pigtails to attach t your melted wiring harness
camaroguy72 is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 07:54 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
I made it!!! Im back at work now. thank god!!
Thank you guys... seriously you guys here are all like... a support group. I pretty much had it all figured out before I came on here but you guys helped me emotionally. LOL
I know that sounds really dumb and stuff but we all know how much our bikes mean to us. When somethings wrong, its really hard to not get all emotional about it...
Yes Im a female. I get emotional! LOL
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 03:49 PM
  #8  
Moderate-whore
MotoGP
 
Randman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Leander TX!!
Posts: 9,045
Randman is on a distinguished road
I'd say it's the R/R, you may want to have that looked at, and possibly replace with a new one...LOL>...Sarcasm at best....
Randman is offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 05:56 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
nuhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 4,138
nuhawk is on a distinguished road
Why not ask her what kind of oil she uses while you're at it? She might also be interested in a new rear shock.
nuhawk is offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 06:36 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
I answer to no KCs
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 06:39 AM
  #11  
Moderate-whore
MotoGP
 
Randman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Leander TX!!
Posts: 9,045
Randman is on a distinguished road
Perhaps if she would have put some oil in the R/R it would have worked properly, then she wouldn't have this problem?? I'm just saying...
Randman is offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 06:52 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
what kind of oil do you suggest KC??? LOL
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 06:57 AM
  #13  
Moderate-whore
MotoGP
 
Randman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Leander TX!!
Posts: 9,045
Randman is on a distinguished road
Baby oil of course!!

I hear they use real ba....ah, never mind....LOL
Randman is offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:07 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
lol I would use it if that were the case.
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:27 AM
  #15  
Moderate-whore
MotoGP
 
Randman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Leander TX!!
Posts: 9,045
Randman is on a distinguished road
No, No, you don't need a case...just a bottle
Randman is offline  
Old 10-06-2007, 01:36 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
what honda cbr had the better version of this?
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-06-2007, 03:26 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
Back Marker
 
iscoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: silverlake,ca
Posts: 142
iscoot is on a distinguished road
wow!!! i am on my second replacement R/R. the first replacement (moded
1000RR unit Electrolux??? i think) lasted 3k miles?!?! junk!!! hoping
that a Made in Japan unit will last 5k miles. also helps to buy a good battery (not CycleGear crap!).
my Napa bat. has been on my bench for a year. i put the meter to it and
... gejowee 12.5v!!!! wow! a good battery!
iscoot is offline  
Old 10-06-2007, 10:01 PM
  #18  
WERA #44
Superstock
 
happytrack44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: About 57 miles south of VIR
Posts: 265
happytrack44 is on a distinguished road
Just fired up my project hawk 2 nights ago. Hat the volt meter hooked up to the battery as I ran it in. Nearly scorched my hand on the sub frame on the right side, looked at the meter and it was climbing thru 14.25 volts. I modded the harness and plugged in a 93 gs500 Suzuki regulator that peaks at 13.65 volts and leaves it dormant at 12.8.
The superhawk regulator casing is too small and will not sink off the heat natural to this circuit. This will cause failure and usually battery overdrive. Any 5 wire regulator can be wired into this system, the more fins the better.
happytrack44 is offline  
Old 10-16-2007, 06:11 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
SuperBike
Thread Starter
 
ali_squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,306
ali_squidz is on a distinguished road
anyways... whats the improved replacement for this??? lazn told me but he went on vacation to europe for 2 weeks. is it a cbr 600 f2??
ali_squidz is offline  
Old 10-16-2007, 07:40 AM
  #20  
Banned
MotoGP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Posts: 5,942
8541Hawk will become famous soon enough
I got my last one here http://www.regulatorrectifier.com
and it's working fine.
8541Hawk is offline  
Old 10-16-2007, 03:18 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Belgium, WI
Posts: 1,611
autoteach is on a distinguished road
If you can make a braket to mount it in the front fairing, it pays off big!!!! I unwrapped the wires following a near meltdown, due to an undertail exhaust fiasco that I am not quite finished finding the solution for. I was able to get almost all the way up to the right side fairing (added about a foot or so of wiring) and made a bracket thati could mount it to and get reasonable airflow over. It has saved the day, no doubt, and when I finally put the after market RR on the bike I am sure that it will keep it happy for many years.
autoteach is offline  
Old 11-04-2007, 07:47 PM
  #22  
Junior Member
Squid
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1
engineer is on a distinguished road
So do you still live with your parents?


Originally Posted by autoteach View Post
If you can make a braket to mount it in the front fairing, it pays off big!!!! I unwrapped the wires following a near meltdown, due to an undertail exhaust fiasco that I am not quite finished finding the solution for. I was able to get almost all the way up to the right side fairing (added about a foot or so of wiring) and made a bracket thati could mount it to and get reasonable airflow over. It has saved the day, no doubt, and when I finally put the after market RR on the bike I am sure that it will keep it happy for many years.
engineer is offline  
Old 11-05-2007, 05:21 AM
  #23  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Belgium, WI
Posts: 1,611
autoteach is on a distinguished road
Engiqueer,
Your first post is this??? Seems to me that I know you and the only reason you are here is to be a raging homo I happen to own my own house, assnob.
autoteach is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sunimoon
Technical Discussion
2
04-07-2011 10:29 AM
Cleveland
Technical Discussion
11
08-07-2008 01:39 PM
divingindaytona
Technical Discussion
8
05-01-2008 07:37 AM
Flying Dutchman
Technical Discussion
4
03-29-2008 07:15 PM
Erik S.
Technical Discussion
4
12-02-2007 01:10 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Help! Electrical burning!!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:56 AM.


© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands