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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2017, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Intermittent electrical glitch

OK. Firstly has anyone ever experienced this. Open to suggestions.

I bought an 08 1000 from a guy in Sydney Australia, I am from Adelaide. Flew over, rode it home. It has an intermittent electrical glitch that I dont understand. It seems that the ignition cuts for a split second, like a miss but it needs certain conditions. With the revs up it doesnt happen, under accelleration, no sign however as you are coasting, lets say rolling off the juice coming into a speed limit in a town, in 4th or 5th cog and just lagging along, it skips. The best i can describe is like flicking the kill switch on and off really really quickly. If I drop back to third at the same road speed it stops happening. Now, when I got it home I shouted it a new chain and sprockets, the issue is far less apparent however still there. There is a pulse generator on the front sprocket, presumably driving the speedo or something. Is it possible that this is the culprit somehow upsetting ignition? Alex
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-11-2017, 02:13 AM
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Sidestand can cause symptoms like this. Check that the sidestand is staying where it should be and that you aren't inadvertently pressing on the stand when riding.


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post #3 of 6 Old 12-11-2017, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks mate, ill sus it out but the fact that it only happens when maybe the revs are too low for the speed suggests to me that it is maybe a gearbox sensor issue rather than a side stand cutout. Having said that, ill disconnect and bridge the cut out, take it for a spin and see what happens. Cheers.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-11-2017, 09:07 AM
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Does it have an aftermarket clutch lever? Poorly fitted ones can engage the clutch kill switch while riding. Make sure the two exposed wires going in on that side of the hand controls have clean tight connections too.

Next I would pull apart the big white harness connector on the left side under the fairing and look for corrosion or burned connectors inside. Any connector can be cleaned with 50/50 water and White vinegar...soak for 10-15 min then rinse with water. Apply dielectric grease to each connector in the plug before snapping back together.

Let us know what you find..........

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-11-2017, 09:42 AM
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That sounds like the famous lean condition stutter rather than an electrical problem to me. See

Sometimes, a careful throttle body synch is enough to fix it but many members needed to add a device to make that part of the fueling range richer. It's plenty rich at higher revs and wider throttle openings so be wary of devices that make it richer throughout the range. A Power Commander PCIII, PCV or PCFC is often chosen to do the job.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-11-2017, 07:46 PM
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Another idea here- I was having electric issues like you mentioned- like someone hitting the kill switch momentarily.

Not sure how to link in the app but here is the thread title and what I did to fix it.

Engine stutter and stall with additional electric load - heated jacket

Essentially it was some worn wiring causing the random issue.

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