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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Stumped!!!!!!!!!

I've got one for ya! For the past two months I've been looking for a short or something that will explain why my horn (only one side) sounds off for just a quick blip when riding around. At first I thought it was another bike but when it did it and no cars or bikes around I found it to be me. I'm not touching the button at all and can't figure it out. Any thoughts???

More ifno first, It dies it when turning corners
changing gears
and going straight and doing nothing else.

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I had a car once that started blowing it's horn on it's own whenever I made a left turn. Turned out to be a cut exposed wire in the column near the wheel, and the exposed wire would just brush enough to blow the horn. The wire was "leaning" off to one side, (picture a tall weed blowing in the wind), and it only made this connection when turning the wheel counter-clock wise.

Maybe you have an exposed wire opening just enough to make some contact when hitting a bump or something.

I am not saying this is the answer, simply suggesting a "possibility" of sorts based on past experience.
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Your bike is possessed. Get a priest.














yep, check your wires for cuts or breaks...
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yep, check your wires for cuts or breaks...
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LMAO!!!! I thought about a Priest but I'm not Catholic LOL! I've been looking for a cut wire or something that may be grounding out but can't find one. I've been tracing wires for so long and am sick of it LOL!

I thought it was a wire too in a certain way I turn the handle bars but just can't find it.

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Well the trick is to get some nice bright lights down on the area of the handle bars and slowly turn them side to side...while watching carefully what wires are being moved or bent.

I had a simular problem and it was a wire in the headlight shell whose plastic conection cover had slipped off. when the bars were moved to the right..the wire hardness would push a bit farther into the shell, causing the unprotected connector to touch the inside of the headlight shell. Which although being made of plastic is in fact conductive due to the "chrome" coating.

If it is just your horn that is the problem, trace he wires down from the horn button and see where they go.

You might also want to check that switch itself, as something could be loose in there.

We may have to re-name your bike Christine........


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do you know wich horn is sounding on its own? because if you know that, then you will know wich wire you are looking for.
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I think I will rename her LOL...I do know which one it is and that helped at first. It's the high pitch one and I was wondering if it could be a surge of some sort causing it. I just can't find any bare places or slipped covers or anything. I do know that I have a funny problem in the wireing by the way it charges while riding. It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow so I'll go back out and try again. It's got to be something! Maybe in the switch itself. I'll let you know what I find!

DEMON BIKE!!!! LOL

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My bike does the same thing every once and awhile, and I thought the same thing, another (my buddies) bike.
Doesn't seem to be when turning any particular direction. I've just come to be used to it.
Possessed???? Naw, it's just the spirit of the 750 Vulcan letting out an occasional war cry!!


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My bike does the same thing every once and awhile, and I thought the same thing, another (my buddies) bike.
Doesn't seem to be when turning any particular direction. I've just come to be used to it.
Possessed???? Naw, it's just the spirit of the 750 Vulcan letting out an occasional war cry!!
LMAO!!!!!!!!

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Protac backrest
Highway pegs
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