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Old 11-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Just dies for a second and restarts

So I'm riding down the road at night just chill-in and the bike shuts off the dash and headlight go out and just as quickly, like less than one second later, everything comes back on and scared to death I ride back home. It has done this twice in the last 500 miles and never before. And the bike runs perfectly otherwise. Both time this has happened I was using a brand new ignition key and had my aux driving lights on. I'm ready to switch back to my old key and not use the aux lights and see if it does it again but I really don't see why that would do it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Recall the same issue you described a year back on someone's 07. I maybe all wrong but.....
Sounds like the security ring in the switch.
Soon, it will just not start.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Not the same bike but my 08 KLR used to do that before I replaced the wiring harness. It happened so quickly I wouldn't even be sure it had happened. Weirdest thing I'd ever experienced. Even seemed to lose power for less than a split second. KHI finally had a factory recall on the harnesses. I never found a problem with my old harness but the new one solved the problem.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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The signal in the key ring wont kill the bike it only prevents starting(according to the dealer I talked to). sounds like something else is killing the bike. could be as simple as the key, If there are other keys or something on it causing the switch to have a bad connection on the plug or inside. Id use that key and try to get it to fali in the garage. center stand and start wiggling stuff until it dies. good luck
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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Like I said it's so intermittent is scary.
I have switched back to the old key just to see what happens.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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So far so good about 500 miles.
I did find a loose wire under the seat but that was for the driving lights and was wired directly to the battery and shouldn't have anything to do with it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:48 AM   #7
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Sir,

It could be the wiring to and from the ignition switch. After a while, these wires can have some internal breaks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #8
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Sir,

It could be the wiring to and from the ignition switch. After a while, these wires can have some internal breaks.
This could be it. It wouldn't power up this morning and out of desperation I wiggled the harness into the ignition switch and it came to life. Now to fix it the dam thing
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