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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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So riding home yesterday, enjoying my ride, minding my own bussiness.

Approaching a traffic light, the bike die, look down to see if I have accidentially triggered the kill switch or something, I see no lights, etc. on the dash.

Stopping the bike on the side of the road, i check the ignition, turn to off, then to on. Nothing...not even a light or any indication on the LCD.

I check all fuses, nothing popped. Took the cover off where the main fuse is situated, the one close the the regulator, see that it has blown.

Luckilly there is a spare, so fitted the spare, bike fires up, next moment i see smoke coming from the regulator, so kill bike as quick I can. Fuse popped again.

Took it to the shop this morning, they busy checking it out....

Any ideas??


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my guess, water ingress in the regulator connector
fried connector on the regulator, may need a new wiring harness assuming the bike is still in warranty, otherwise some inventive soldering may get you going
if its a wiring harness it may take several weeks to get a new harness
some bikes have had new wiring harness's fitted under warranty in the UK

so it may also need a new regulator
and its possible you may have done some damage to the stator and rotor.
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The bike is not under warrantee anymore, so reffering to your post, I am in for a hefty bill.

I had the regulator replaced by the agent on March 2009 when it failed after water found its way into the connector plug. The agent did a mod, where an generic regulator was fitted in stead of the original part. They had to make up a small harness that plugs into the original regulator connector, and then into the generic regulator.

When this happened yesterday, I took it back to that same agent, so they should know where the problem lies, if it is not with their wiring, and fix accordingly.

I hope the problem lies with their original installation (Mod) otherwise I might be in for a hefty bill.



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Hi Bronx,

Somewhere along the circuit it is shorting. Like Healdem metioned, water ingress the mostly likely culprit.

Page 525 of the service manual.



Hope you don't have to pay a hefty bill....
Maybe good to put a piece of shrink tubing over the regulator connector after this repair to keep it watertight.


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My suggestion - take apart EVERY electrical connection you can find and then fill the ends with dielectric grease and push them back together. That should keep any water out!

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