Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Silver City, New Mexico
Test Hot Every Where
I finally got the paint sorted out and the tank fairings painted. Yesterday I re-installed the fairings and today installed the black plastic cover behind and below the headlight.
Before I started all this, I installed a pair of blaster horns under the cowling and they worked great. While the fairings have been off, about 6 months, no horn of course, but the bike ran fine and actually didn't really look all that different.
When I installed the black cover today, hooked up the new horns and they didn't work. Replaced a bad fuse and now have power to them but they don't work.
I got out the test light - 12v bulb mounted on a needle sharp probe with about 3ft of wire to an alligator clip. Connected the clip to battery negative and that bulb lights up no matter where I touch it, it seems.
With clip to batt neg, I can touch frame, forks, hot leads, you name it - it lights up - even on horn hot and neg. The only thing that seems to be right is the hot from horn switch to relay. It shows dead normally and lights when horn button is pushed and a faint click can be heard.
The bike ('05 WeeStrom) starts normally and runs fine.....horn just doesn't work. I've got a lot of experience at this and am completely baffled. Any ideas ??