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post #1 of 1 Old 05-01-2009, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Strange Power Drop-off suspect ignition

My bike is a 2005 dl1000. I have heated grips installed but no other additional equipment accept the following. Yesterday I returned from a 2900 mile trip to the Appalacians. Charohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, The Snake ( Hwy 421 Shady Valley, NC), Blowing Rock, NC, 7 states in all. I took my new Hella lights (FF50) to install on one of the layovers. During the install the only thing I bumbled was I accidently let the two leads touch and I blew the 20a fuse I had installed (the fuseblock is one of those eastern beaver ignition switched three fuse waterproof kits). I changed the fuse, everything was working brightly, and I went about my merry way. For the next days driving I decided to use the lights continuously when I noticed that the power on the bike was down. Fearing I would get stranded in Monkeyville I switched them off for good until I could get home to investigate. Several days went by until I was sure something was still wrong. I gave the bike a long full power blast in second gear during a very curvy and heated uphill battle with my buddy somewhere northwest of Nashville, Tn when I notice that the power fell completely off at 7000 rpms. Looking back I think one of the cylinders was just not firing. I also notice that I do not have the power off of idle in first to wheelie which I had in abundance before. Also, when I am under the 7000 range I have access to both cylinders but the power output is more like a 650 rather than what I am expecting. Gas mileage remained normal at around 46mpgs combined.

I have ruled out fuel, air, compression, and this leaves spark. The battery never discharged and all of the remaining lights including the new ones work just fine. I am fearful I have either partially damaged the stator or rectifier, or could I have a damaged a spark plug coil. Could the shorted wires have done something to the coil/stator/rectifier?Any ideas out there?
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