Smokin' wires


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Phunnybone
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Smokin' wires

Postby Phunnybone » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:46 am



So, I decided to practice taking off parts of my bike (lower fairing, windshield, headlight) just to make sure I knew how when I needed to do it. Spent a couple of days (in between work) doing it. Put it all back together - dead battery. Charged it up and turned the key - smoke! Seemed to be from the right side (where the pocket normally is - I have an ammeter and ambient air temp gauge). Took things apart again to make sure I hadn't bared a wire somewhere.

Found the culprit this morning. When I put the right mirror back on, I managed to pinch the wires leading to the emblem light on the front side of the mirror. Easy enough for a quick fix - got rid of the offending wires and will worry about having a pretty little light on the mirror emblem sometime later.
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Re: Smokin' wires

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:50 am

Yet further proof that electric is compressed smoke.. :)

Ya pinch off the hose it travels in and so much pressure builds up it starts leaking out.Like a soaker hose.
It flows water out the end just fine till you pinch it off and then it leaks everywhere.

I also have a theory that light bulbs do not "give off light" but in fact are darkness collectors.
Ever seen the end of a florescent tube that quit?? It's dark in the ends.They just can't collect any more.

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Re: Smokin' wires

Postby Phunnybone » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:26 pm

I did learn (with the loss of a few nuts) how to get to the instrument panel without taking off the fairing. Did it twice, as a matter of fact. Second time went faster than the first.


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