Well, crap! I had an electrical mishap the bike suddenly went dead to the world, posted here about it: http://klrforum.com/phpBB2/viewtopic...670&highlight=
. I fixed it, so I thought, by replacing the battery terminal screws with OEM stuff ( i had made my own before and run into problems keeping it tight), and cleaning up my jumping of the starter lockout circuit.
I rode the bike to work all week long with no hiccups, and then last night the GF and I were riding 3 blocks from her house to mine and *poof*, out go the lights! :shock: Luckily we were on a quiet back street and there was a bright moon! The bike kept running fine and I got home, turned it off, and turned the key back on expecting to have a dead bike again, but the lights came back on and the starter kicked over like everything was fine...WTF? :???:
Now this sucks because now I have a mystery intermittent electrical problem that could leave me stranded at any time. I've been really really lucky so far. Last night (and every other night this week) I took a 12 mile night time ride that takes my through some pretty dark areas at high speeds and then through city traffic...don't like to think about my lights going out during that ride :shock:
Anyway, since it happened in the dark, I got a couple of clues: 1, the instrument lights stayed dimly lit when everything went out. 2, when I hit my turn signals they came on but faintly and stayed solid, no blinking...I know this means something I just don't know what...At this point I'm thinking it is a short to ground somewhere.
I didn't want to suspect this, but I did several electrical modification to my bike this summer. I added a headlight harness/modulator upgrade, and stebel horn, and to top it off, I installed a power distribution block so I could have electrical farkles all fused and hooked up in one spot. I did that moths ag, though, and have had zero problems with those projects up to this point...
Oh well, looks like it's time to take the damn seat and tank off...again. I just wish I had an idea where to start. I don't want to waste my time tearing everything down if there is a simple solution.
Thanks for reading... [/i]