All lights dim and flashing.

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All lights dim and flashing.

Post by baxterk9 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:27 pm

I have a really weird electrical issue. All the lights on my bike flash and are all equally dim. Now I know the toe shifter is really loose and I hope it is just in a weird half gear it thats it lol.

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Re: All lights dim and flashing.

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:30 am

Your gonna need a volt meter.A DVM preferably.
Start at the battery,attach the meter to the frame and probe the positive post.Read the volts for a reference.With the key off,expect around 12.8 volts.with the key on it will drop a little.Look for a drop of more than 1 volt through any circuit.
Move from there to each side of the main fuse,the volts should read within 0.5 volts of the battery.
There can also be corrosion on any connection to the battery or frame.

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Re: All lights dim and flashing.

Post by Larrs2 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:17 pm

I would run a ground from the battery to the frame and see if the problem goes away. It seems you have a back feed because of a bad ground. cleaning the grounds, there are
several of them under the seat and on both sides of the bike should take care of the problem.

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