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Old 08-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #151
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Battery function in XC-W

update.........switched to a different tender and problem went away. Switched back and problem returned. Must be that the one tender is triggering an ignition cycle with the ECU. Weirdest darn thing. Something to keep in the back of your mind if anyone else has it happen.

The bad tender was hooked to a Harley over the winter... so there may be some connection
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #152
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does the electrical architecture of the KTM allow the bike to start (kick) with a dead, shorted, or missing battery. Thought the folks working on the electrical loading damands might have an idea. Battery failed on my F800GS while running and everything shut off dead immediately. Apparently the new WR450 has this capability.... at least it is claimed.
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I can shed a little light on that one, though not provide a complete answer. After installing the Sicass switch housing, I accidentally left the ignition on (headlight off) and didn't discover it until about a week later. Battery completely dead, so dead, in fact that it didn't register on the Battery Tender and showed an open circuit with a DMM. I kicked on it for several minutes and got the FI light to flicker with each kick but it never turned over completely and I never got it started. I can't say that will never start or run with the battery removed but it certainly won't start easily. To make sure that it isn't just me, I'll kick it today with the new, charged battery installed.

Somebody talked about a capacitor in the circuit? I suppose that would work, but it will also drain over time too.....
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #153
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Argh!

Deposit is in...just need to find a bike. My dealer is looking and looking for me - lots of EXCs available, but no XCWs - at least none that any other dealers are willing to part with.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:58 AM   #154
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...to be continued... it'll all start to come together!


...but first I'm going to have to rewire how the thermostat works

KTM wiring =



...to be continued...

Mr. Geek,

Have you made any progress on the wiring and recorded it with your usual meticulous methods?

My Berg has the same rats nest stuff going on and I'd like to clean it up a bit.

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Old 08-12-2012, 10:01 AM   #155
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #156
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #157
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #158
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #159
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Just waiting on my seat to get back:
Man I really like the head light. If you could/would, any chance of a build list of parts and manufactures-links?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #160
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Man I really like the head light. If you could/would, any chance of a build list of parts and manufactures-links?
It's a trail tech headlight, and I am about to leave on a 2-week trip, but will do a "build" reply upon my return - truth is, I am only about half-way finished with what I want to do with the bike.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #161
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I have a horn, I have a switch, i got some wire, do I go to the battery and put a switch in line, or do I need a relay or something? 2012 450 XCW. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #162
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I have a horn, I have a switch, i got some wire, do I go to the battery and put a switch in line, or do I need a relay or something? 2012 450 XCW. Thanks
No relay should be needed, unless it bothers you that the horn can be blown when the bike is not running. Since I assume you don't have a key anyway, it really should not matter.

BTW, this is a great thread. Geek, fine job as usual. I'm hoping to be into a new 500 XC-W soon.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #163
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #164
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Great pics!

Very nice pics, and thanks for rubbing it in to all of us who live ANYWHERE other than the the Rocky Mountains of CO. I've bought my land out there, I just need to get rid of this thing called work so I can get out there and enjoy!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #165
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Very nice pics, and thanks for rubbing it in to all of us who live ANYWHERE other than the the Rocky Mountains of CO.
+1. At least I'm only 4 to 6 hours from CO.
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