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post #1 of 7 Old 05-14-2010, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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2008 9500 miles-- On the way to work the other day it dies no lights no nothin ! I have tried everything. I keep blowing main(20amp) fuse..I have unhooked all connectors one at a time. I have went thru 10 fuses and can not find the issue. I have looked at all the wires. I have taken all plastic off. I see no signs of wear except for horn (brown and white)cable re-wrapped it.I can not rehook the red clip to starter relay w/o blowing main fuse..Any suggestions would help.. I really dont want to take this thing to the dealer but i might have too..
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2008 9500 miles-- On the way to work the other day it dies no lights no nothin ! I have tried everything. I keep blowing main(20amp) fuse..I have unhooked all connectors one at a time. I have went thru 10 fuses and can not find the issue. I have looked at all the wires. I have taken all plastic off. I see no signs of wear except for horn (brown and white)cable re-wrapped it.I can not rehook the red clip to starter relay w/o blowing main fuse..Any suggestions would help.. I really dont want to take this thing to the dealer but i might have too..
clayman -

Are you aware of the factory recall because of a chafing of the wiring harness? This causes shorts, and may be what is causing your problems.

Here are some photos of the suspect area:

Under the tank, at the right hand forward side, near the regulator.





At the starter relay.


Along the top tube.


Inspect these areas and repair any visibly chafed areas, exposed wires, then add the zip ties and hose bits.

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on it ..i will let u know ..the dealer told me they fixed the recai will look again.. ll..
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no luck at all taking it to a dealer tomorrow......i hate spening $$
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It's an easy fix, no need for a dealer, really.

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I was on it for hours yesterday... I guess im a quitter..Ive done everything possible except strip all the plastic off the harness. I have explored and blew 20 fuses trying different connections and all friction points..Alittle more history.. I took it in for the recall right after i got the bike(new)..A week after I got it back it did this same thing ..I took it in and they said it neeed the recall done again??? I hope they say that again. It is in the wiring harness I know that so lets hope it doesnt cost an arm and a leg to diagnose and fix.I think the recall shouold fix it..
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Ah, my apologies. I meant that the recall fix is easy; forgot for a moment that you've got to find a short.

The recall fix is supposed to include replacing the harness if that is necessary, so dig your heels in.

Best of luck with this.

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