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Old 04-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #23
smilin jack
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Wires abraded

Originally Posted by Adv Grifter View Post
Wow! Good work Dave! Those are the kind of mystery failures that can be very hard to pin down! Too few of us check our wiring looms for abrading against metal. I also see some wear on my loom up around the central frame tube around the steering head. In places I've wrapped a bit of bicycle tube in critical areas. Not noticed any abrading near the rectifier/regulator ... but will FOR SURE look in that area now.

This kind of thing could cause a fire ... and really ruin your whole day. So glad you got to it before any damage was done!
Plus One for good maintenance!
Thanks Adv Grifter. Guess I should get a photo and post it. The wear spot was where the four wires come out of the harness and were rubbing on the frame tube that goes up and back below the rectifier.

er70s-2 took this nice photo showing the wires next to the frame tube. All DR riders should check this spot before the bike dies on the side of the road like mine.


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