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Old 04-01-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Random Engine cut out when Turning

Hi all abit stumped at just about idle when performing a u turn or slow manover the engine just completely cuts out and dies but not in a straight line and not all the time

It only appears to do this when turning, the bike idols perfectly is smooth and quite and never has missed a beat?.

It cuts out so quick their is no warning.

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Old 04-01-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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Get the front wheel off the ground and let the bike run while you turn the bars lock to lock very slowly. Sounds like a broken or shorted wire.in the harness or switch.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:41 PM   #3
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Does it do it when idling stationary and you turn the bars lock to lock? If so look at the wiring from bars to frame. If everything (clocks) goes out look at the ignition switch wiring, if it's just the engine look at the right hand switch wiring I.E the stop switch.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:43 PM   #4
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I've just replicated the problem by turning handlebars all the way to the right? It does not seem to be throttle cable i can move that around and no change.

I'll look closely at the harness
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:25 PM   #5
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You are not the first, have a look at this one.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=569692&page=2
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:26 PM   #6
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Try wiggling the wires at the ignition switch. On my '96 the problem was in the switch (easily replaced), not the wiring harness.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:16 PM   #7
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Thanks all the problem is at the point the wiring loom bends around the frame if I squeeze it or wiggle it the dash completely shuts down, I'd hate that to happen at 100 km half way around a bend. I'll have to wait a couple of days to get to it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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You are not the first, have a look at this one.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=569692&page=2
Ok had time to dismantle what seems to be my entire bike to get to the point of the wiring loom in question. If I pinch this particular spot or bend the whole bike shuts down including the display. I thought this would be straight forward open loom spot broken wire, but no brake in wire to be seen. Now electronics is not my thing but I guess what I have is a broken wire inside it's plastic outer? Basically I need advice on how to proceed.

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:16 PM   #9
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This is where the problem is
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:28 PM   #10
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I've never had to deal with a main harness short like this, but I think I'd remove 6 or 8 inches of the outer cover, then start pushing-pulling-bending each individual wire until I found the culprit.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:33 PM   #11
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:37 PM   #12
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I've never had to deal with a main harness short like this, but I think I'd remove 6 or 8 inches of the outer cover, then start pushing-pulling-bending each individual wire until I found the culprit.
It all seems fine not even brittle. Going to buy a multimeter now and learn how to use it any tips welcome
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:42 PM   #13
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My bike actually lost all eletronics, even onboard computer and lights shut completely off at around 100mph. One pinched wire was to blame, part of a 3 wire connector that runs into that black plastic box attached to the neck of the frame, just below the triple tree.


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Old 04-07-2015, 02:54 PM   #14
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Bought multimeter to do a continuity test good in theory but I need a beginning and end of the wires to make it work. So plan b is to reconnect the wiring loom turn on and bend each wire until I find the culprit. I'm hoping it's not more than one wire.

Any suggestions still welcome and appreciated. Plans C is a trailer ride to a very nice expensive man in the city
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:00 PM   #15
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You can use a couple of pins to go through the insulation into the copper. Start either side of the likely point (where it bends) and work out from there to minimise the holes. You will need to seal the holes later to stop corrosion and future problems.

Do you have a wiring diagram to at least narrow it down to the likely colours?
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