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Old 07-22-2010, 11:32 AM
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WTF just happened.....PLEASE HELP!!!

Ok so I have searched and I haven't been able to find exactly what I need. So here is the issue, Im converting to a naked and in the process of doing so I found an exposed wire on the part of the harness that has the white clip, I cannot remember what it plugs into. Anyway that exposed wire ended up touching metal and created a nice spark. I ended up letting the bike set for about a week and when I went to start it up, it wouldnt. It seemed as if the battery was out of juice. I put the battery on a charger and then It started up fine. Previous to the spark action it was starting just fine. I did however noticed that my front blinkers would not would work all the time. So after I got it started I realized that the Speedo, Tach and Fuel gauge lights were not working. All other electrical was functional. I then checked the connections and the fuses and it all checks out so I'm wondering if it has something to do with a damaged or failing R/R??

Anyone have any ideas????
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:27 PM
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It would help if you could be a bit more specific as to the wire location, color code, etc.

Got pics?



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Old 07-22-2010, 12:59 PM
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It was a solid red wire that I think comes from the ignition switch. I dont have pics but I can get some....

There is a red plug, a white plug, two plugs for the speedo, a green plug, a blue plug. The white plug comes from the throttle side. It was one wire, solid red i think, on main harness side that touched.

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:20 PM
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Ok i checked the volts on the battery and it seems to be working fine. This makes it more confusing. Please any ideas......I have no idea.
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nevermind

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Old 07-22-2010, 09:34 PM
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????????

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Old 07-22-2010, 10:52 PM
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There is a manual on this site download it and trace the wire. sounds like you have some fuses blown should not be that big of a thing just some time.
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And visually checking isn't always a good way of checking blownfuses if you have a continuity tester take the fuse out of the block and test across the terminals. If it don't beep then fuse be bad. If you dont have one borrow one.

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and never check for continuity on a live circuit. you will blow out the meter



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Thanks for the suggestions....would replacing all the fuses be a good idea? If there was a blown fuse for the speedo, wouldnt there be other things that are not working?
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:25 AM
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there may be other fuses blown as well. you could swap the fuse from a component you know is working (such as head light) into the one you think may be bad. just make sure you never replace it with a higher amperage fuse, the same or smaller will be fine but may blow if it's too small. try swapping the same one. do you have any more useful info we can use to diagnose your problem?
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What kind of info would be needed? Im gonna try and get pics up of the plug. Its just wierd......does the speedo itself have a fuse or something on the board that could be damaged?
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:52 AM
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no there is no fuse inside the cluster, I have one open right in front of me. what I mean by more info is you meantioned that your speedo, tach and fuel gauge don't work. do the lights in the cluster work? oil pressure gauge? kick stand light? neutral light?

did you check your fuses properly?
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Ok good! All functions on the speedo work except the lights that illuminate the tach, speedometer and fuel gauge. All other lights work fine just not for the three main.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:36 AM
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Well, once you have checked fuses, I'd recommend starting by figuring out what the wire does... The colors are unique on the bike except for green (gound) ... So look at the schematic and you will know what it hooks into... Then figure out if those things are working or not...
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Perhaps it is just burnt out bulbs..
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Could all the bulbs blow out at once??
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The symptoms sound exactly like what happened to me when my R/R went out. test the battery when the bike is off, and then running to see if it goes from 12v to 14v
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I did that and the volts slowly went up to the 13's.
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Originally Posted by lazn View Post
Perhaps it is just burnt out bulbs..
Im also thinking bulbs.
Mine does that a lot too (well not 3 or 4 bulbs at the same time, but you did get a sparkle...)
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Given a bad R/R (and it sounds like it is dead) it may have taken out the bulbs when it died, and it is easy to swap a few bulbs to find out if this is the case.
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Thanks guys I will check the bulbs out!!!
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I tested the R/R and I was getting up to 13.6v
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did you test the bulbs???? haha thats easy as...well you know. or do you?
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Do you mean test them as to replace them with new ones to see if it was blown bulbs??
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Pull one out. Put one lead of your mulitmeter on the side of the base and the other on the contact on the end of the base. You should read continuity on the multimeter if the bulb is good, if it doesn't read anything or open your bulb is bad.
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Ok i will give that a shot.......this is such a headache!!!!!
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Originally Posted by NakedOne View Post
Do you mean test them as to replace them with new ones to see if it was blown bulbs??
Either like you said above or simply trade with a good one in other position in the cluster.
Cause your hawk´s naked like mine, it´s a very simple and fast operation.
Thats what i would do.
Don´t need for multimeter, but if you want...
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Ok so bulbs are not the issue. What else could this be, im going F'ing crazy here!!!
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Correction you did... And If it's indeed a solid red wire from the ignition switch that also ties to the main fuse... So that would be a good place to check if it's not running/starting... BTW the main fuse is not in the fuse box, it's on it's own under the left side of the tail fairing... The solid red also ties into the odo fuse, double check that...

If it's instead of solid red instead is red/black it ties into all the other fuses and would mean you should double check those...

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