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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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No headlight, temp gauge, neutral light, misfiring...

Hello again welcome to the next installment of whats wrong with it now?

You may remember me from my last thread where my 1994 VN750 would only start when I turned handlebars to the right, then the ignition wire would make contact and the bike would start. Well just had that fixed today and 5 miles after getting it back on the road this happens.

Bike was low on gas. The bike started to seem like it was going to stall so I kicked on the reserve tank and this is when I noticed the tachometer at 0. I rode to the gas station, filled up, and realized the temp gauge, head lamp, gas gauge, and neutral/oil lamp was not functioning. I am also noticing that while the bike is running it seems to be misfiring. Any ideas what this could be?????
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Whatever wire was causing your initial problem probably melted other wires while it was shorting out. find the original culprit and you'll probably find the rest.


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The original problem was the white wire from the ignition switch had come loose. Had it re-soldered and then 5 miles later kaput.
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Whatever wire was causing your initial problem probably melted other wires while it was shorting out. find the original culprit and you'll probably find the rest.
Gotta agree with Jada on this one, Your white wire either directly shorted out other things or possibly caused damage to the electrical system at other places like the fuse box or in the headlight bucket.

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so in other words the repair shop who did the repair should take a look at and repair for no charge if it is related?

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No, You hired the shop to repair an ignition short caused by a pinched wire. The shop may or may not have found the other problems which may be in different areas (like inside the headlight bucket). In this case the shop didn't see the additional damage caused.

There is one possible exception to this. If in the process of repairing your pinched wire the shop caused the other electrical problems which is possible but considering you had an electrical problem before you took the bike into the shop this is doubtful. Sometimes one small electrical short can cause problems in other areas.

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