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post #1 of 6 Old 09-22-2009, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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My new problem. And I did search first!

Let me see if I can explain this half way intelligently.
It started about two weeks ago. I'd go to turn on either the right or left turn signal and get no lights on the display or the blinker itself. It only happened once. Then it started happening more and more. At first it was days in between events. Now it does not work more than it does. I can tell you that the high beam works fine each and every time with no problems. Horn works every time as well. When I do have the problem happening, the emergency flashers DO NOT work. Then I ride on and at the next turn everything will work fine. I shot some contact cleaner in the turn signal slot and it had no effect.

Has this happened to any one out here? Do you know what can be done to fix it?

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-22-2009, 09:17 PM
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I had similar issues on my CBR1100XX and it was the Regulator/Rectifier. I'm certainly NOT telling thats your problem but it's pretty easy to rule out.

http://www.electrosport.com/technica...ding-guide.php

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-22-2009, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you.
I'm clicking your link now to check it out. Its hard to trouble shoot because it comes and goes. But its happening so much now that I should be able to make it happen almost at will.
Thanks again.
I'm still open to anyone that may have experienced the same thing and what they did to resolve it.

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Since the problem seems to show itself when you use the turn signals I would look for short in the turn signals. It is possible to get shorts in the bulbs themselves so I would first change the bulbs then look at the flasher for the signals.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-23-2009, 08:16 AM
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I would also be looking at the turn signal wiring to make sure it hasn't been crimped somewhere like around the steering head area in particular.

Had a similar problem in my car it kept blowing the brake light fuse, it started intermittent and got to the point where it was happening several times a day. We finally traced it to a wire in the dash running over the top of the steering column that was rubbing when on full right lock. The protective coating had warn through and when the car was turning hard right it would cause the brake light circuit to short.

The other thing to look at is the actual switch itself to make sure that there is no corrosion or other reason why it may only be making and intermittent contact.
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Shorts blow fuses. A non working device that doesn't blow a fuse is more likely due to an open circuit. A bad connection in the large connector under the rubber cover in the left side of the fairing is often a culprit.

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