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Old 10-13-2014, 03:55 AM   #1
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Electrical problem solved

So I finally went to the local annual motorcycle show and shine.
About a couple hundred mainly post 1950 bikes.
One airhead. A '75 silver smoke 90S.
One bloody airhead! Bloody peasants. I went home.

My RS conked out on the way home. At the bottom of my driveway.



Strange situation. I had oil and alternator light on, with ignition on. Only the horn worked. Everything else dead.
Turn the key off, oil and alt lights stay on Touch horn button, little click, lights go out.
Clutch switch operating as evidenced by slight dimming of oil light when actuated.
Checked and re tightened connections at battery, and tranny.
No go.

Pulled the tank for further investigation.

AHAAA! YOU AGAIN!



I disconnected the ground from the broken coil mount and reconnected it to the rh coil mount.
Then the loose coil needed to be retained, but with what?
After a bit of head scratching, I got it.
Walking up my driveway to the shed, I detoured via the fridge and grabbed a bloody cold Melbourne Bitter stubbie. Then onwards to the shed and grabbed just the right cable tie.
Put it all back together over a cold beer and was back on the road thirty minutes later for a 300 k round trip to see the folks.

They're great these airheads.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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If only I was the guy that invented zip/cable ties!!

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Old 10-13-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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Give credit where credit is due- Melbourne Bitter saved the day.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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You, sir, are 100% qualified to own an airhead.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
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If only I was the guy that invented zip/cable ties!!

That would have been George Zip. Who unfortunately died at Macho Grande. But that's surely not important now...



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That would have been George Zip. Who unfortunately died at Macho Grande. But that's surely not important now...



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Old 10-13-2014, 12:52 PM   #7
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