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post #1 of 14 Old 01-08-2007, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical problem.

I noticed last night when I was getting ready to go for a short ride, I heard a disturbing electrical shorting sound. I had the steering turned all to the right and it sounded like it was at a 60hz freq short, if not more. When I turned the steering back it dissappeared. The bike did not shut off or show any odd signs. I have not been able to re-create the same effect. Any thoughts??

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-08-2007, 05:40 PM
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Bare wire shorting to ground, or wires touching each other would be my first guess. If you heard an electrical sound, I would be chasing wires until I found something abnormal.

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I noticed last night when I was getting ready to go for a short ride, I heard a disturbing electrical shorting sound. I had the steering turned all to the right and it sounded like it was at a 60hz freq short, if not more. When I turned the steering back it dissappeared. The bike did not shut off or show any odd signs. I have not been able to re-create the same effect. Any thoughts??
Could you possibly be hearing the clutch cables rubbing against the headlight mount? When I put the Renthal lows on the bike. The cables moved forward & rubbed the support. They then made a similar sound, At full right. Just a guess.

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I noticed last night when I was getting ready to go for a short ride, I heard a disturbing electrical shorting sound. I had the steering turned all to the right and it sounded like it was at a 60hz freq short, if not more. When I turned the steering back it dissappeared. The bike did not shut off or show any odd signs. I have not been able to re-create the same effect. Any thoughts??
Maybe you bumped the starter button. It will spin the starter but not engage the gears if the bike is already running. Try it... won't hurt anything.

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tried the starter, but it wasn't that. All I heard was an electrical, the lights dim when u hit the starter while the bike is running.

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power to the headlight bulb is interupted whenever the starter button is pressed.

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Did it make a popping, a whirring, grinding, what kind of sound are we talking about here?

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It was similar to the sound of taking off a spark plug and putting it close to metal while the engine is being turned over.

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Well, I'd just chock it up to being a fluke. If you tried to replicate the scenario but couldn't get the results twice. Just forget it. If it is, a real problem, it will happen again. Look for it then. Maybe it was just some kind of critter beetle that was in your housing or something.

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