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Offline vela

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electrical prob
on: 03 October, 2020, 04:18:05 PM
put my bike in the garage to get, new led sidelights/new drl`s ( these are wired straight to battery as they are switched) / usb (switched also) and led indicators, went to collect bike started it up and started driving, got about 100m engine light came on and fuel gauge was reading zero ( nearly a full tank of juice) took it back but cant find the problem, they fitted resistors to the led indicators but should they have fitted a relay? anyone had this problem at all? i have had to leave it at the garage as they cant seem to sort it , the sidelights wouldn't work either so put old ones back in hope someone knows, cheers

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Offline Paullie

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Re: electrical prob
Reply #1 on: 03 October, 2020, 06:06:41 PM
You need to tell us what year! If it's a TS, the indicators are driven direct from the instrument panel, you cannot use a relay. But in theory adding the resistors should be fine.

In practice, unless your man in the garage is a hugely competent vehicle electrician, there's a fair chance he's cocked up somewhere with all those modifications. Could be any one of them. Solving it might mean taking it back to original one change at a time.


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Re: electrical prob
Reply #2 on: 04 October, 2020, 01:43:43 AM
I thought installing required a diode with a resistor plug inline or a electronic turn signal relay was required.

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Re: electrical prob
Reply #3 on: 04 October, 2020, 09:37:58 AM
Anything else done?
Fuel gauge not registering is very often clutch switch.
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Re: electrical prob
Reply #4 on: 04 October, 2020, 03:59:02 PM
I wonder if it's cos both bundles of wires have not been put back on the earth point?  I can imagine one not connected but just touching, and over the first bump it disconnects and...

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Re: electrical prob
Reply #5 on: 08 October, 2020, 07:00:38 PM
problem was , if you disconnect the battery, it needs driven for about quarter of a mile then it resets, everything is working just chippa now  :028:

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Re: electrical prob
Reply #6 on: 09 October, 2020, 12:51:21 AM
*Originally Posted by vela [+]
...the sidelights wouldn't work either so put old ones back in hope someone knows, cheers

Turn them around, they're diodes so polarity sensitive.