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Old 03-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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HELP! Stuck in Buellton, CA 1150gsa won't start

Stopped to have a bowl of soup and now I'm stranded. Started the bike up and and backed out of my spot and it died. Now I get nothing when I turn the key. I've pulled the tank and checked all the connections. Tried jumping it and no change. Fuses all look good. Any ideas?
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Check the harness from the ignition switch on down. There most probably is a broken wire.
Turn the ignition on an move the bars from left to right and wiggle the harness pushing it together. If you get a blip of lights you are in the area.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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HAL effect sensor is a strong possibility.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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HAL effect sensor is a strong possibility.
You would get some indication lights as well as cranking.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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Thanks. Tried the harness from the ignition and no luck
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:08 PM   #6
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OK, I am getting the schematic.
First please confirm that all is dead no lights no crank nothing?
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Next, lock the steering and go 1 click more. Parking lamp in High beam and tail light should come on.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
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Thanks GS addict. No lights or cranking at all. The only thing getting any juice is the clock. I clipped all the zip ties and tried disconnecting all harnesses and can't seem to find any broken wires.
I was able to convince a friend to come pick me up, so I can continue to break things down at home. I just know its going to be something simple...
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Thanks GS addict. No lights or cranking at all. The only thing getting any juice is the clock. I clipped all the zip ties and tried disconnecting all harnesses and can't seem to find any broken wires.
I was able to convince a friend to come pick me up, so I can continue to break things down at home. I just know its going to be something simple...
Bear in in mind the wire can be broken inside the insulation and not be visible.
I have seen that more than once.
There should be constant + on the Red wire and with the switch on, + on the Green wire on the orange connector above the head stock.
If not, either the wires are suspect or the actual switch itself.
If power is at both points, Report back
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:19 AM   #9
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Check the harness from the ignition switch on down. There most probably is a broken wire.
Turn the ignition on an move the bars from left to right and wiggle the harness pushing it together. If you get a blip of lights you are in the area.
Seen it more than once that the ignition switch harness at the first ziptie has a broken wire internally.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #10
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finally got around to reporting back. sorry for the delay. just as gs addict suggested, broken wire on the ignition loom. pretty easy fix. if any one is experiecing the same symptoms, this is worth a look.

here's another thread with a picture of the loom and the part number if you'd like to just order a new one (~$110)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630536

here's a pic of my broken wire:


and here's a tip for anyone fixing this issue - when you remove the loom from the ignition cylinder, there's a small flathead inset screw on the side of the cylinder. do not bother trying to open the ignition part of the loom. it was a pain in the ass trying to figure out how the puzzle goes back together -
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