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post #1 of 12 Old 02-29-2016, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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What did I miss? Valve check no power

I did my first value check and put in knew spark plugs (everything within speck) put it all back together and now I turn the key and get notbing, no dash lighrs, no fuel pump, nothing. I'm not new to mechanics so I do know how to take stuff apart and put it back together. I did take the radiator and shroud off. Everything worked before. I've check all fusses, tried my car battery. For those who have done this before what electrical connection is most likely missed or inadvertently damaged?
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Did you check the main fuse above the the starter relay? It isn't in the fuse box. The other thing that comes to mind is the ignition switch connector behind the radiator top shroud.

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Checked the main fuse. I never unplugged the ignition switch connector before but unplugged it now. It's all corroded and one of the pins came out. Must be the problem. I don't know how to replace the connector or where to find on??
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One place to check is Motorcycle Terminals, Connectors, and Wiring Accessories
It has replacement terminals and terminal extraction tools. Check your other connectors too. Riders would be advised to use corrosion preventatives like ACF50, DeoxIT or CorrosionX to head off such problems.

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So I think this is my problem.

It is the green connector if I've traced the wired correctly. The inside looks like this:

It is so bad at least one of the pins broke off and is still stuck in the other side of the connector. If I buy a knew key switch I only get half of the connector, but I need both the male and female to fix it. As far as I can tell this plug is wired into the main wiring harness. Does anyone know if I can find a spot "down the line" where I can unplug it and just have to replace part of the harness? I think I'd rather find a plug someone could cut out of a scrap bike and solder it in then replace the whole harness.

I'm looking at this diagram for parts: Alberta Cycle Motorsports - Doin' it Right, the First Time!

The parts guy thought I could buy part #7 on the diagram but that doesn't jive with what I see on the bike???

P.S. the other plugs in the area are all in decent shape. Funny why just the one is bad. They will all be getting the anti corrosion treatment.
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Unless you replace the connectors by doing the work to separate the metal from the plastic and crimping/soldering new metal on the wires, you'll be replacing a lot of expensive parts and have a different key from the seat lock and tank lock.

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I will do the "crimping/soldering" you speak of greywolf. Thanks for the help. I've been studying the connectors from the link you posted. It's slowly starting to make sense. I expect I'll order something from there and see what i can do.

Can anyone tell me if it's much easier to work on these connections from the top with the air cleaner off? I've been working from the bottom with the radiator off.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if Revrat has a Vee2, isn't that ignition harness connector part of the recent recall? When I took mine in for its recall service, that connector was so corroded it melted. This called for the full harness replacement.
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That would be in the recall for a Vee2. Other Stroms don't seem to get water in the connectors as much but It's a good idea to protect that area more than stock.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Just thought I'd finish the story. I found this connector at a local auto parts store (NAPA). Carefully drew out diagrams and colors so I had a chance of getting it right.


Rather then sniping the wires I cut the old green connector apart so I would not lose any wire length. Then I did a test to make sure my diagrams and photos were correct.


Turned the key. Power! the lights on the dash come on! Put a big smile on my face.



So I crimped the male and female connectors onto the wires and inserted them into the connectors.




All done. Works like a charm. Got my bike back, now if the snow would melt I'd be in business.
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