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  1. XL
    Hi all, my XL250S has started blowing the dip filament as soon as it is turned on. The main beam is fine with no issues. When I checked with a multimeter I found the white wire has continuity to earth when the lights are switched on. Has anyone any ideas what might be causing it or what to...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Hello Gents, If I wanted to use an earth fed switch (momentary push type) to kill the ignition, which wire do I need to feed the earth to? The standard Domi kill switch just cuts the power to the CDI, but I am trying to simplify the wiring and switches. Many thanks Jim
  3. XR
    Do you need to keep a regulator rectifier wired into the bike if you are not having lights horn indicators etc? New to this whole wiring business on motorbikes from what I can figure out the wires coming from it are for lighting mainly apart from a green which goes to earth and a red that goes...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    i have a spare loom which i am mending some broken connectors there is a 2 pin connector green in colour with 2 wires situated midway under the petrol tank the wires are pink and black I have no idea what year dommie the loom came from i am hoping they connect to the later carb with the...
  5. How to.....
    Hello. Trying to install led lights. I've tried with a few different led relays. The closest I get is to have one side working as it should and other side makes hazard lights. Same effect on all relays but blink speed varies. I can switch the cables to make both left and right function so its...
  6. Transalp
    How on earth are you meant to check the coolant level in the reserve tank? I can see the upper and lower level marks on the outside but even with shining a strong torch through the tank from behind then I still can't see the level of the coolant inside. You can't even look down through the...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I would like the ability for the bike to start in-gear (with the clutch in). My 1998 VFR has this ability - I found it handy to be able to leave the bike in-gear with the engine off to hold on a hill when stopping momentarily, then to be able to re-start straight away by just pulling in...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    I just spend a day tring to figure out how to wire up my electrical system. All I have managed to do is get the lights and the horn working. The battery is charged up and I have got a good earth to the frame. Starter motor connection is clean ,new fuse in the solenoid. There is no power from the...
  9. Africa Twin
    following on from my cdi dying along with the reg rec and battery i've replaced all the components and the reg rec is an R6 one. new earth from battery to frame and the wiring of the reg rec done according to a few on here. tickover on my multimeter im getting 15.2v it doesnt go up ur down when...
  10. Varadero
    When i bought my 125 Varadero the other day, one of the problems the guy told me about was that if you switch on the main beams it blows the fuse and you lose all the lights. Today i took it off to see if i could find the fault.........i did. Some brainiac had bridged a wire across one of the...
  11. Africa Twin
    On the cooling fan where does the seperate green wire go with the round connector go. Is it an earth
  12. XL
    ok guy having a real starnge with my bikes charging circuit , the bike will happily charge the battery if i remove the ignition switch from the loom , also with the ignition connected to the loom, if i remove the earth wire from the ignition switch which acts as the kill , and turn my key to...
  13. Transalp
    Hi Folks, just wondering if anyone can tell me where the main earth wire that connects to the frame is located on my XL650. I can only see the negative lead of the battery that goes to the starter. The lights brighten and dim slightly when revved, thought it may be a dirty earth. Any help...
  14. Africa Twin
    hey, indicated last night...& the clock-lights, trip meter & neutral light etc all went out. Removed relay & checked/cleaned earth point front left...still no change. Was intermittent last night. Clues anyone before all tools come out?
  15. Transalp
    Meeting Girlfriend flying in on Saturday afternoon aeroplane, wondering how long will it take me to travel by Transalp from Nottingham to Geneva, to be at the aerodrome to collect her on time ? Google Earth tells me the distance is 698 miles, the journey time 11 hours and 26 minutes ...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hi, I am looking for a list of the earth mounting points on my 95 RD07 I have a earth problem but not the time to strip the bike right down and follow the wiring harness any help greatly appreciated
  17. Africa Twin
    hi, after having my clocks go on and off and the bike cutting out intermitently I have come to the conclusion that I have a loose earth somewhere. can anyone of you electrikery experts please help and tell me where the earth mounting points are to save me stripping the bike right down and...
  18. Dominator / FMX
    My tail light (RD08 Dommie 1999/2000 model) appears to have a bad earth, the light flickers and goes out as revs rise then comes back on again when the revs drop. Does anyone have a tech-numpty-friendly guide to finding the fault? I have checked the bulb is tight, the three connections into the...
  19. Africa Twin
    I wondered if anyone knows what the loose part was that I found when removing the plastic front sprocket cover please? It looks a bit like a battery earth metal strap. The cover has the metal part behind to stop the chain eating the casing if it slaps or comes off but whats the seperate small...
  20. Transalp
    I am modifying a pannier frame and need some advice re TIG welding in situ please. I have modified one of the frame mounting arms and the best/easiest way to get it in the correct position relative to the rest of the pannier frame for welding is to have it all mounted on the bike so that the...
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