I cleaned out my ignition switch (shown below) and I thought it was fixed, but itís back and this time with a vengeance. At first I was able to turn the bike on no matter the position of the key and the bike doesnít die any more with the handle turned all the way to the right. It was like that for maybe 1-2 days. Now, the bike will only start with the key turned closest to the off position, but still in on position. This is worse than before. Before I at least had a little leeway.
That is the least of my issues. After about 70-80 miles from when I cleaned the ignition, the bike had power loss again. Still the same issue as before where rpm drops to 0 and there is no accel power for 2-3 sec. Only thing I forgot to mention before was that it backfires like a shotgun, but I guess that is expected when it suddenly decel that fast. It doesnít backfire all of the time though. This power lost issue happens only on the freeway.
This next one I feel is the biggest new issue. It seems to only happen when Iím city driving (not on freeway or at high speed). I really hope it doesnít do this on the freeway. The bike dies and turn off like the kill switch was activated. This happened 3-4 times. I was able to start the bike up sometime when I was still in motion and then kept on going until it died again later on. One time I couldnít start the bike up no matter how much time I pushed the button. I took the key out and reinsert it and then it started up.
I checked the IC ignitor and there was no resistance between the pins, except between 3 and 6. More info at IC ignitor box with no internal resistance
. When I measured the ignition coil primary winding, I was getting either 23 or 230 ohms, I forgot, but it was definitely not in the K range. Both of the coils measure about this amount. The connection on the front ignition coil was reversed before but I corrected it. Also the bike is consuming oil like a baby consumes milk or like a prostitute consumes Ö, well you know what I mean.
What do I do now?
Don't take my word for it. I'm just a foolish newbie.
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