Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
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Passed all my exams (5 mechanical engineering classes at UCSD oh my!) and finally had time to look back into this.
Charged the battery, everything powered up like before but this time the lights didnt dim (even a little like before so maybe my battery was a little low....but letting it sit for 2 weeks should kill/drain this new (less than 2 months old) battery). BUT! still no response from pressing the starter button.
Proceeded to check the 30A fuse and relay behind the battery, those were good.
Checked all the fuses on the left side, all were good.
Only thing I could think of was the cable between the starter button and the starter was bad. Long story short when I first got my bike, someone tried to steal it....they weren't able to so being the ******* wanna-be theives they were they cut my starter cable, ignition switch cable and broke the steering lock. I have no idea why they did this, besides being jealous poor assholes. I ended up re-soldering everything since they were clean cuts and heat shrunk everything back together and it has worked perfectly for the last 6 years.....until now.
Took it apart and it seems some of the solder finally gave on the starter cable. I re-soldered everything, crossed my fingers and VROOM!!!! we are back in business. Glad it wasnt anything serious. ALso at least gave me the opportunity to install the newer 04+ rectifier mount to replace the poorly designed 03 mount. Hopefully that alleviates the problem of starting when the bike is hot.
Thanks for all the input. Appreciated as always =)
-GPR Stabilizer, HotBodies Flush mounts, Jardine FE, Speedworks Smoked Screen, ProCom Frame Sliders, TechSpec gripster tank pads, DDM 35w 5k HIDs.
Last edited by Shinjari; 06-25-2012 at 02:24 PM.