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Re: Created a short some how.
- From: Wayne Woodruff <wayne@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:51:51 -0500
- Subject: Re: Created a short some how.
>Bike is a 2002 1150R.
>I have autcom added to my bike (power through a fuse with the negative on the battery).
>So I took off the tank to add on gerbing electric gloves. I took off the autocom system but left the wiring in place. I attached the hot and negative directly to the battery. I replaced the tank with no problems and did a short ride out and back (total ride 30 minutes no problem)
How are you controlling the temp of the glover? A heat-troller? You
didn't ground one of the output legs, did you?
>The next morning I put back on the autocom and turned it on. I had not plugged in the electric gloves yet. As I pulled out of the yard, my bike went dead. Engine died and the electrics all went off. I started it back up and made it through another light before it shorted again.
When the bike died, you didn't mention the gloves. Were they on or
had you just switched them on?
All the electric went off? Please give more detail. Did all the
indicator lamps go off? Headlight? Everything?!
How did it come back on for you to start it?
>I got it back to the house and know I'm trying to figure out what's causing it to die on me. Since then I've flipped the switch on it and it was slow to come up, but it did start. After a while of running on the center stand, it died out again.
What about the electric? Did it all go away again?
Since the bike start and runs, it sounds more like it could be a fuel
problem to me. See below.
>I did notice that I had not gotten both of the gaslines hooked back up and have since broken one and will be replacing it today. Not sure if that could have caused the problem.
>Any ideas to help me start to figure out what's wrong?
Ummm, did you hook the fuel lines up correctly? One is a feed, one is
a return. Swapping them is not a good thing.
I just installed quick disconnects on my bike, with the male-female
swapped on the supply and return lines so I can't inadvertently hook
them up wrong.
Any of the fuel lines or the breather hose kinked? Also known to
Next time this happens, try to open the gas cap. If it is very hard
to open, sounds like the breather hose is obstructed. The fuel tank
need a way of getting air to displace the fuel that is being used. If
the breather is kinked, the gas cap will be held closed by a vacuum.