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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Electrical problem... HELP SOS AYUDA SOCORRO

So it finally hit the fan...not too long ago my bike started giving me some problems with the neutral switch IE, it wouldnt mark neutral, I can still find it easy...no biggie I just let it go. But now when I'm in neutral and go to put my stand down the bike just shuts off, and to turn it back on I have to bring up the stand...which sucks on mornings 'cause I like to let it run for awhile so it warms up.
Now yesterday my lights just shut off, like literally I'm riding...like at 10 or 11 at night and they just shut off. We stop at the side of the road I hit the low and high beam switch and nothing. I hit it a couple of times, they flicker and turn on... 20 seconds down the road they go off on me again..this goes on all through the night, we didnt go to our intended destination obviously, since we were in a group I was sort of escorted by my fellow riders to our hang out spots and just crashed at my buddy's place last night. Well this morning everythings fine, except for when I start to ride... the light fo off again...I know cause I was signalled by another rider and I put mu high beams on and nothing showed on the dash... so I stand on my pegs, lean forward and they were off.
Does this have anything to do with the heat building up next to the wires, my signals work fine, Maybe a frayed wire, or wires, or my harness is jacked up...PLEASE HELP THIS IS ANOTHER WEEKEND I COULD"NT RIDE. Right now my bike is almost completely taken apart, with the fairings literally resting on my bed. I'm gonna go check everything again, but am almost completely lost.
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I have no idea, but fear of this sort of thing is the only thing that kept me from buying all those bikes from New Orleans that got flooded... Sure you could get them running and everything, but the electrical stuff would haunt you forever...

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Guess I should've spent the extra $$$$ on a 06. Dammit, oh well what better way to learn than on my own bike huh!!!!
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Guess I should've spent the extra $$$$ on a 06. Dammit, oh well what better way to learn than on my own bike huh!!!!
If you're looking for the bright side I guess...

Before others who may be able to help you better ask... What year/make/model of bike?
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If you're looking for the bright side I guess...

Before others who may be able to help you better ask... What year/make/model of bike?
Its a 2002 Suzuki GSX-R 750.
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Cabo Rojo. I stayed there in the mid-90's while I was working at the University in Mayaguaz. Beautiful place. As for your bike, you will have to clean your switches. Your manual should show how to take apart and clean the kickstand safety switch. Might also have to clean the connectors in that wire circuit.

Since the lights came on when you wiggled the high beam switch, I would start there. With the humidity down there, you may need to clean your switches and connectors quite often with contact cleaner, that you can get from an auto parts store.
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Start with the switch.

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Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
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Cabo Rojo. I stayed there in the mid-90's while I was working at the University in Mayaguaz. Beautiful place. As for your bike, you will have to clean your switches. Your manual should show how to take apart and clean the kickstand safety switch. Might also have to clean the connectors in that wire circuit.

Since the lights came on when you wiggled the high beam switch, I would start there. With the humidity down there, you may need to clean your switches and connectors quite often with contact cleaner, that you can get from an auto parts store.
That's awesome man, I study there now... alot has changed throughout the years. I live in Joyudas, near the restaurants and the beach...Did you ever go to: Playa Sucia, Boquerón, Combate, Buyé, and all those other beaches situated near this area, if so I bet u have good memories. BTW thanx for the help, I guess I'll try that out once I get back home from the university. If you ever have to come back here, lemme know.
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start with the kickstand switch, a common place for road gunk and water to jack up the switch. and if that switch shares a common return path with the headlight switch that could possibly explain the headlight switch thing.

Get a schematic of your bikes electrical, and see the multimeter thread and start going to town.
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