Weird Electrical problem
Posted May 22, 2011 - 08:00 AM
-Cold start on battery works fine
-No problem driving , everything works fine.
- After some riding I switch off the engine (using the kill switch)
-Push the starter button, and the following happens : I can hear a relay clicking, but the E-start motor doesn't run. At the same time, all electricity is lost. The LCCD display goes blank and the red light above the on/off switch goes off.
At this point, the bike is dead, there is no electricity anymore. Trying the on/off and start button doesn't work.
In the end, I used the kickstarter and now the power is back and the bike is starting/running OK.
-For the next 20 min my odometer suddenly goes wild: the speed indicator is way off (did a 177 km/h with my bike...waow )
-Got home 20 minutes later. I switch off the bike, and try the whole precedure again and now everyhting works fine. For the rest of the day the problem didn't occur again...and the odometer works fine too
I have had this problem twice now but cannot find a cause.
Any ideas ? Is it the rectifier/regulator ? Or the start relay ? Or one of the diodes in the circuit ? And why does it happen sporadically and not all the time ?
going nuts trying tro find a cause...
any help much appreciated....
Posted May 22, 2011 - 09:27 AM
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 05:58 AM
The + battery cable had come loose from the plug that's bolted to the battery. And I didn't see it until I disconnected the battery to take it out, and the plug fell off the cable...
Attached the plug again and it works fine. Still have to go riding again, but chances are the problem is solved.