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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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ok so i locked my handlebars to the right when i was at work the other day and when my shift ended i walked out to the parking lot and my bikes tail light was on....... but the key was still in my pocket??? and it ran the battery down... luckily i hill started it but its still really weird. this ever happened to you? or anything else weird like this???
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when i first got mine, turning the bars all the way right would set the horn off...played around with the way the wires were ran and haven't had the problem since
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Is it possible that you locked the bars by turning the key to the right into the "park" position? That will leave the tail light on.

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Yeah, what he said.
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Is it possible that you locked the bars by turning the key to the right into the "park" position? That will leave the tail light on.

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That'd be my guess, so I went out to check my bike, and the tail light doesn't light in park? Flashers and turnsignals work, but no tail light.

Might it have been the brake light?


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Interesting. I've found that my front end will only lock if I turn the bars to the left, not the right. The tire is pointed to the same side as the kickstand. (Or did I misunderstand the reference?) Be that as it may, I've also experienced the thing with the brake lights coming on when it was correctly locked. This happened maybe a dozen times in a row over the course of several days.
The problem simply went away on it's own for me but it's made me LOOK at things before I walk away from it.
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i was just saying that when the handlebars are completely extended one way or the other, it can mess with the wiring coming from the bars.
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Interesting. I've found that my front end will only lock if I turn the bars to the left, not the right. The tire is pointed to the same side as the kickstand.
Me too, my bike only locks with handlebars to the left.

But I thought he may be mistakenly turning his key to the right.
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The bike has had wiring harness problems. If the wires are misrouted at the factory hard turns may turn up problems. Mine died on hard rights until the dealer replaced the harness and switch. They stated they had fixed more than a few of 750's with similar problems.

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Sounds familliar, mine just popped the fuse for the tail lights when I turned full right, after about an hour of tracing wires I found the harness coming from the keyswitch had rubbed through the plate under the keyswitch and was shorting. I might suggest looking there for a rubbed through wire. I haven't had a problem blowing any fuses since.
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