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post #211 of 216 Old 06-03-2016, 08:36 AM
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so if you do the fix and still have charging problems whats next? change out the retinifier?
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Ugh.....

Went over these stickies enough times have some of these posts memorized. Takeoff the plug, put on new plug but, it's not the same, the new one has solder on it. Oh, now I get it Take off plug put on new plug, well how hard can that be? My plug does not have oil, the wires are new, no burns no fraying, all ship shape. If it aint broke don't fix it.

However, after reading these stickies enough, damned if you don't, and damned if you don't. I can take hint, but really? Take one plug off, put another one on problem solved? Ok, before you beat me down and leave me for dead here it's not that simple, really! What we do know is that it is heat, and pressure related. I'm talking only about the connector. So I came up with the following that seem to be associated with this dilemma.
  1. Long rides without letting bike cool off
  2. Wheelies
  3. High rpms for extended periods
  4. Riding in hot temps
  5. Drag racing
  6. Oil level

If you ride it like you stole it- don't do it for too long, let the bike have cool off periods, ease up on the red line/ wheelies (sort of like this is a bike that you just can't replace with a new one tomorrow) keep the oil fresh and find the right level for your bike. This is what I'm going to do. I'm at 10.9k miles. Unless for some reason I no longer have the bike, will check back here at 20k with input. This is what's missing. You guys that have replaced the connector plug where are you at 10k, 20k, 30k miles down the road? No more problems, keep having the same issue dripping oil and over heating wires, or do you have even more issues?

I cannot believe that by simply cutting out the plug and replacing it with another solves this problem. Call it denial especially when the plug still looks cherry. But it's done and that was made possible by the collective wisdom of this thread.

Thank you.
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If you ride it like you stole it- don't do it for too long, let the bike have cool off periods, ease up on the red line/ wheelies (sort of like this is a bike that you just can't replace with a new one tomorrow) keep the oil fresh and find the right level for your bike. This is what I'm going to do. I'm at 10.9k miles. Unless for some reason I no longer have the bike, will check back here at 20k with input. This is what's missing. You guys that have replaced the connector plug where are you at 10k, 20k, 30k miles down the road? No more problems, keep having the same issue dripping oil and over heating wires, or do you have even more issues?

I cannot believe that by simply cutting out the plug and replacing it with another solves this problem. Call it denial especially when the plug still looks cherry. But it's done and that was made possible by the collective wisdom of this thread.

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Basically you are right, damned either way! Some fellas seem to get away with either nothing for a while, or doing what you did with the connectors, or as I did replaced the stator wiring, reg/rec and wiring between, and to, the battery! On my first 12 I went 55k miles before any problems, my second one had crappy wires after 15k miles!

As far as your list, the time it actually causes problems, as explained to me by a motorcycle auto-electrician who did my repairs, is when the bike is parked after a ride, as while moving the oil is helping to cool the stator etc., when parked this no longer happens so the stator and wiring act as a heat sink and slowly cooks itself! So a long ride doesn't of itself cause the problem, rather the stopping after! BUT the capillary action of the oil wicking up the loom to the stator/reg connectors is made worse by continued riding...damned again!!

Hope your fix is all you need!

Don.

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Hope your fix is all you need!

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If not, I now know where to find good info

Thank you very much.
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So what if my headlights came on for a bit, flickered out and then when I hit the switch on the brights the headlights came back on and they flickered just like they did the first time and now neither headlights nor brights are working? Would this still lead to the same relay having fried? Is there a second relay for the brights or?
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So what if my headlights came on for a bit, flickered out and then when I hit the switch on the brights the headlights came back on and they flickered just like they did the first time and now neither headlights nor brights are working? Would this still lead to the same relay having fried? Is there a second relay for the brights or?
Now that might be beyond my knowing!
I can only think that you may still need to check all stator/reg/battery and lighting wiring. These bikes do crazy things when the electrical gremlins start playing!

Hopefully someone with more wisdom will help out.
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