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Offline flocculant

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Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
on: 10 June, 2021, 09:27:12 PM
Scratching my head while waiting for rescue the day before I go to Scotland. :430:

Basically I was able to start the bike and as soon as I pulled the clutch the bike turned off completely. Like I'd switched it off.

Is this likely to be a dodgy clutch switch?

Would a dying battery do the same?

Bit confused and a bit fed up. But hey-ho such is life.

Bike is a 14 plate but has done 73k miles now. So the clutch lever has seen some use ...

EDIT:  While waiting git it started and fiddled with wires around the headstock. Fiddle with the ignition wires and it all turns off.
Last Edit: 10 June, 2021, 09:54:32 PM by flocculant

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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #1 on: 11 June, 2021, 12:47:33 AM
Try to narrow it down if you can. First charge the battery, then you could spray the clutch switch with WD40. But also think about the sidestand switch - lots of crud down there, but you can actually remove it, take it apart, vaseline up the interior and put it back. Then there's the ignition kill switch (WD40).

But I would look closely at all those connectors just underneath RH side of tank. Take the RH panel off, turn ignition on, keep handlebars still, then prod at those connectors with a knitting needle or wooden stick (safer than metal screwdriver) and see what happens.

Good luck!

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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #2 on: 11 June, 2021, 05:40:18 AM
     Would need to see the schematics for the sport.  The older 1050, can't think of anyway that could happen.  Granted it's been a while, check the sticky on why you don't want to disconnect the clutch switch.   

The issue with some 1050's (not just the Tiger)  Right side, just behind triple tree, the wiring can wear the insulation out and cause shorts. Moving the handlebars right and left along with must moving the bundle.  Wouldn't suggest using any metal to probe.

Last Edit: 11 June, 2021, 05:42:28 AM by indytiger1050
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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #3 on: 11 June, 2021, 07:16:17 AM
Thanks peeps.

Definitely ignition switch wires. When I did get her going a wiggle of the wires coming out of the ignition and it all went dark.

Gonna be removing that and having a look.


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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #4 on: 11 June, 2021, 08:34:18 AM
A couple of chums had to have new ignition barrels after chasing a similar fault. Check all connections & wiring in the area first.
Might just be a poor connection to the barrel or a connector. Simple stuff first.
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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #5 on: 11 June, 2021, 09:58:32 AM
Not saying its common, but I have seen a few Tiger Ignition switches over the years that have had the solder joint break right on bottom of switch
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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #6 on: 11 June, 2021, 10:31:02 AM
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Not saying its common, but I have seen a few Tiger Ignition switches over the years that have had the solder joint break right on bottom of switch
Exactly what happened on my Guzzi. People forget when remounting tank and panels to allow enough play in the loom for lock-to-lock turn of handlebars without stressing the wiring. The Tiger with its fixed headlamp is better than most, but still something to watch out for.

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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #7 on: 11 June, 2021, 01:03:12 PM
That's the problem with soldered joints on flexible wires, the soldered bit fractures.
Better off with a crimped joint.
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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #8 on: 11 June, 2021, 05:34:52 PM
*Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
That's the problem with soldered joints on flexible wires, the soldered bit fractures.
Better off with a crimped joint.
Eh well, the Guzzi was crimped! But it was the constant stress on the wire.

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Re: Tiger Sport turns off if clutch is pulled
Reply #9 on: 12 June, 2021, 09:42:28 AM
That's pretty much what I thought these would be.

I'm now away for week in the car. And the bike is sadly waiting my return.

When I getback to fix her I'm not going to have much jn the way of tools. As they are all 180 miles away from the bike.

Does anyone have an idea of I'm going to need any hard to come by tools to do the job. Then I've got a week to get those sorted while away.

Thanks for the help and thoughts.

I'm actually a wireman by trade but I was knackered and confused after a 9 hour day followed by a 3 hour ride and a 6 hour wait for the rescue bloke ... 

 



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