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Frame Ground and Engine Ground Locations

Iím having some issues with ignition, and based on some reading here Iím first going to try checking the grounds for corrosion and cleaning them. However, I havenít found a clear description of where the grounds are. Some help on where they are located on a 2016 V1000 would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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On the diagram look for Frame Ground and Engine Ground. Hope its of some assistance to you. ( I don't own a V1000).
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Iím having some issues with ignition, and based on some reading here Iím first going to try checking the grounds for corrosion and cleaning them. However, I havenít found a clear description of where the grounds are. Some help on where they are located on a 2016 V1000 would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
The service manual has grounds shown on the wiring diagram. I can only speak for the 650 Versys. A more detailed response would be helpful as to your problem.
On the 650 the ECU has 2 grounds that are connected to the frame, they are not connected to any copper wire ground / negative circuit, on my 2015 650 they are hidden under the seat / gas tank mounting bracket. The engine ground is just that, easily found by tracing the negative terminal to the aluminum casting which is the connection for negative starter power . On the 2015 650 the ABS pump and additional wiring makes it extremely difficult to get at, I would say that if you ride in the rain, this connection is subject to corrosion and depending on ambient temperature could cause all kinds of grief, like starting when cold but hard to start after a short ride, such as to the gas station. I use a dielectric grease and a scotch brite pad on this connection. Also the start solenoid can give trouble if again it is subject to moisture , not as prevalent as the MK-3 have much more water protection .

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