Posted February 07, 2002 - 10:59 PM
I obviously have some sort of a short in the electrical system here. I know 0 about electrics. About time I learned I guess..anybody got any ideas or had this problem before ?
Posted February 08, 2002 - 04:46 AM
Do you have a buddy with an ohmmeter, and knows how to use it? It has to be either a short/corroded wire or the switch has shorted itself out.
Does the front switch work OK?
Posted February 08, 2002 - 05:42 AM
Posted February 08, 2002 - 05:48 AM
Posted February 08, 2002 - 07:43 AM
I have the Baja Designs kit on my bike so the ground has been "floated". (Whereas the normal ground is the engine/frame.) The symptoms I noticed were no brake light when activating the rear brake and reduced battery charging efficiency.
Posted February 08, 2002 - 08:15 AM
Anyhoo i'll be rolling my sleeves up tomorrow. I feel the problem is around the leads going to the brake switch thing as they are in a terrible state.
Posted February 08, 2002 - 10:14 PM
Posted February 10, 2002 - 12:06 PM
I ripped the harness off of the bike (the biut leading to the rear brake switch anway. It was melted through and was shorting against the frame.
I re-routed the new cable (220 Volt light switch cable) on the top part of the frame, away from the exhaust and replaced the connectors. I'm hpoping the insulator on the cable will help dissipatre the heat more than stock.
Anyway I'm well happy as I feel (more) comfortable riding and not being rear-ended by some idiot on four wheels..... wait... sorry... there's another thread about that somewhere....
Anyhow...thanks all for the tips.