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davecosnowboarder

xr600 electrical problems

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I was recently riding my85 xr600 in a very heavy rain storm. about ten minutes into the rain both of my lights went out. the rear light now flickers very dim at high rpms. the bike still runs fine.did i ruin my stator? any advice is appreciated

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No, the stator it under the lasft side case, encased in oil so you didn;t short it out. My feeling is you have a ground that either worked loose, or came off. Look under the seat and see if there are two ground loops on bolts on top of the frame above the air box...then get back to me with what you find. Good luck and Ill help alll I can.

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Ilooked under the seat and there are not any ground loops I am guessing that they would be a braided metal strapor a large wire. another thing that seems to not be right is the bar that runs between both sides of the frame and holds a little black box (cdi?) is broken completely in two and there is no longer a conn to both sides of the frame. this has been broken since i bought the bike and I never gave it much thought.

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