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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Fire

My bike caught on fire yesterday I put a crank case filter on the front breather and it fell off and landed on the exhaust. The stupid paper filter went up nice. The rubber top and bottom and the hose then caught on fire and fell on the fan. So, then the fan starts to burn and took all the wiring with it. A nice man stopped and gave me a cup of coffee to put the fire out with. This happened about 1000 on Sunday. I called my wife to rescue my. We got the bike home and I went to work. Oh, luckily I was stopped at a hardware store and was able to get most of the supplies I needed. I worked until about 8:00 and got her running. I had to rewire the entire bike. I cleaned up all the burnt and loose wires and finished about 12:30. I got up this am to go to work and she would not start. I had fire to the front cylinder but not the back. I finally chased it down to the igniter. Them are proud of them things $448.78. So, I called the stealership. I very knowledge parts pro told me that the VN750 was not made until the 1990s. Dumba$$!!!!!! So I hung up on him because I have been through the same argument with him before. I have a friend that has a 454 that he is looking to get ride of. I hope that the igniter is the same or at least works on my poor bike.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 07:11 PM
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try ebay for parts, even if it is not listed you should ask the sellers if the have it. good luck, sounds like you know what you are doing

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That must have been scarry.
Glad you did not get hurt.
Hope you find all the parts you need to get back on the road.

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Boy that sucks, but I think I saw an ignitor on eBay, too. If you find that your wiring isn't working out, holler. I have an extra wiring harness. For yet another reason, thank goodness for coffee!!!!

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If the guy with the coffee had not shown up you might have to ask yourself how full your bladder was and whether it was worth the ticket for extinquishing a bike fire in public. Somehow, I think that most cops would have left you alone if caught in the act.
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If the guy with the coffee had not shown up you might have to ask yourself how full your bladder was and whether it was worth the ticket for extinquishing a bike fire in public. Somehow, I think that most cops would have left you alone if caught in the act.
Would that mean the fire was pissed off?

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 10:42 PM
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I believe the more accurate description would be pissed on.
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Glad to hear the whole bike didn't go up. Glad to hear you're okay. Good luck finding the ignitor. Have you looked on BikeBandit or Ron Ayers for it yet?
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I was looking around and found a Dyna 2000 ignition for less then the OEM, but I have heard some bad things about them. Has anyone used the Dyna ignition and is it worth the price.
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From what I've read here and at the Yahoo group, the Dyna's aren't really worth it.
This is a quote from Dianna on them....

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You are right about the Dyna2000 ignition system, they have been prone to failure, to the point where the ones that have them carry their OEM part with them so they don't get stranded. Also there was not much of a power gain reported with them. Worth the money? I think most would say no, they could put the $200-300 to better use.
Glad the fire wasn't too bad. And I guess there are good things to say about coffee after all.


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