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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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I went to a friends house tonight. everything was working fine to my knowledge... I get ready to leave around 11 and the meters and fuel gauge aren't lit up.. before i tear apart the dash, what should i be looking for tomorrow when I do this? I am guessign a short or a disconnect somewhere as the turn indicators and high beam indicator works...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 02:44 AM
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Did you have running lights?
Check the connectors inside the headlight housing...I bet the blue wire is unplugged...you might also have a burned out bulb, Check the bulb first.
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...you might also have a burned out bulb, Check the bulb first.
Each "item" on the gauges has its own bulb, so I don't think it could be that. But definitely check the connection for the gauge cluster - and when you put it back together (says I, anticipating that's the prob), make sure you've cleaned out the pins and added a little dielectric grease to improve conductivity.

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yes cindy, they each have thier own bulb, but they are wired like old chrismastree lights...where one burns out they all go out.
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yes cindy, they each have thier own bulb, but they are wired like old chrismastree lights...where one burns out they all go out.
don't you hate it when that happens?

Right now, the bike doesn't have any tires- it's just resting on it's forks and the center stand... I am bringing them in to be replaced, and balanced. $60 all said and done.. I am also lubing the splines! it's an easy process to remove the rear tire if you have the front tire off!

I will let you all know what is happening with the lights when I get back from taking care of the tires.. I can always grab a small battery powered clamp light for the bezels if I need to drive in the dark...

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I'll be the one to bite ... I assume you checked the fuse. I had this problem too right after getting the bike. A worn wire off the key switch would short out and knock out all the lights, bike would run fine, headlight worked too, but no running lights.
You can tell me to go shut up now lol.

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I'll be the one to bite ... I assume you checked the fuse. I had this problem too right after getting the bike. A worn wire off the key switch would short out and knock out all the lights, bike would run fine, headlight worked too, but no running lights.
You can tell me to go shut up now lol.
now I feel stupid.. it was the 10Amp fuse...

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good job....I "Assumed" that you had already checked the fuse...that is always the first place to start any troubleshooting.
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