|Posted on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 06:49 pm: ||
...Coming soon to a Uly near you!
My signal lights stopped working on the way home from a trip early this summer. I hand-signalled it home, and did some trouble shooting the next day, discovering that the inevitable had happened -- a ground wire had broken off at the eyelet.
I was quite relieved that the problem was right there in the open, and made a temporary fix by grounding to a good ground location, using bit of wire and a posi-lock (those blue and yellow cylindrical things).
I finally tucked into the others today, suspecting they would not be far behind. It was no surprise to find see them hanging in there by a strand.
I took a bit of heavy wire, crimped and soldered an eyelet on one end, and posi-locked the loom grounds to it. The heavy wire takes most of the movement, hopefully giving the loom ground wires a better chance for a long life.
(Message edited by dtaylor on August 08, 2014)
|Posted on Friday, August 08, 2014 - 10:03 pm: ||
I found that when the turn signals did not work, neither did the tail light.
|Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 12:39 pm: ||
This is a VERY common problem, and if you haven't done any fix for it, I would recommend it as preventive maintenance. It can take out the signals, the instrument cluster, and probably just about everything else!
|Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 11:03 pm: ||
Yep. I think that pretty much exhausts the list of things I've encountered that I can expect to fail prematurely on this bike. Well, except the VR. And maybe the kickstand.
Not that I'm complaining -- I researched the daylights out of the Uly, and knew exactly what I was getting into when I bought it.
The troubleshooting and hard work and sharing of information by the BadWeb community have made it bearable, and at times, fun.
(Message edited by dtaylor on August 09, 2014)