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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hi other new people and mods,

I’ve only owned my bike for a couple of months, but I’ve identified an issue with the electrical system that is giving me fits.

It behaves like there is a short or ground in the wiring. When there is pressure on the front tire and I turn the handle bars from left to right, when it gets to about straight the dash will die, the motor will cut, but the neural light stays on.

During our diagnostics we found that if we pulled the IG fuse and did the same pattern, the neutral light would come on, despite the dash being dead the entire rest of the time, like wires are being crossed in a bad way.

Have you seen or heard of a similar issue? Any tips will be extremely helpful. Thanks.

Sam

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 06:48 PM
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to the forum. I am probably among some of those that can help. First the year of the bike would help, if you are the original owner, if the gas tank has been off and if it has gotten tired and fallen over on the left side. Also if the grounds have been checked, this is version specific, that is MK-1 which is 07 to 09, is different than the MK-2 2010 to 2014, FYI the harness flexes through a front guide directly below the steering stem. I would first remove the gas tank, but first give some feedback on my questions.

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I've had my 2015 650 LT for almost two years now, but I've been riding more consistently lately for my commute to work, so it's made me want to bond with my fellow riders. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, so riding weather is basically year round. Hoping to share some pics of my bike later.

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I've had my 2015 650 LT for almost two years now, but I've been riding more consistently lately for my commute to work, so it's made me want to bond with my fellow riders. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, so riding weather is basically year round. Hoping to share some pics of my bike later.
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back. Hope to get some feedback on the year of your bike.
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What is your commute? I just ride across town in SF - from NoPa to FiDi (Millennials run this town, including the naming conventions)
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Good luck with the electrical gremlines. 26K on my 2014 and no similar experience (fingers crossed)

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