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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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The other day I washed my bike started it up to let the exhaust wrap dry out and while I was in the basement something happend and it tipped over, didn't to to much damage luckily but now since then I'm blowing my horn fuse witch runs the turn signals horn and brake light running light and the fuel level sensor. The bike fell to the clutch side so I pulled the control panel off on that side and everything is still soldered nice and tight. Also pulled my headlight apart an everything seems to b fine there pulled the seat off and still did not c anything. I have no idea where else to look the bike only pops the fuse when I hit a bump then my fuel light comes on. Any help would b greatly appreciated thank u!


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I don't know anything about the new bikes but on the old v92's there was a fuel lever sensor attached to the bottom of the tank that the wires would break on. maybe the newer bikes have the same thing and one of the wires attached to that sensor maybe shorting out? I would start with pulling the tank and looking there. Just be careful when pulling the tank.
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Thanks I'm gna pull my tank this week while I'm off that's is the only thing I can think of, it's rly frustrating


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Someone mentioned to me that the newer models have a problem with the battery terminals coming loose. I haven't had to open up my bike for any reason yet nor have a found a Manual so I dont know much about the vics yet., but usually these problems are do to a short or loose connector. On my old bike it use to be where the wires bent by the neck /trees. If it only happens when you hit a bump and the fuel light comes on..

I check the connections on the

-Bulb in the headlight (which it sounds like you already did)
-Fuel pump (Notice any difference in the priming sound when you turn the kill switch to on?)
- Tail light
- Turn Signals
- Flasher/ACM unit.

Of course these are just guesses. I don't have much experience with Vics at this point. Hope you find it.

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The other day I pulled my tank and checked my battery the terminals were loose and that was the only thing that seemed wrong. I took it for a small ride and seems fine but didnt get to go far due to the crazy rain we been getting but it still blows my mind that the little bit that was loose wound cause this


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I don't think a loose battery connection would cause you to trip a fuzz to me it sounds like you might have a pinched wire and its a power wire that touches metal and blows the fuzz.
If you have done anything to your bike other then the exhaust go back to what you did and look for a wire that could touch metal when you hit a bump. Like maybe under the rear fender or under the seat.
Remember this for ever. If the bike or car ran fine and now something doesn't work go back to what you did last and check every thing over.

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Well it started happening wen I dropped my bike. I just rode to work and it happened again. I am completely lost so far I pulled my tank and all my switches apart. I'm thinkin about disconnecting my turn signals to c wat happens


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witch side of the turn signals blows the fuzz.
You have to have a bear power wire that is touching metal or its touching a bear ground wire.
Look close at the handlebar switch housing or where the wire come out of the switch housing.

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Just guessin.
,maybe the fuel sender was damaged in the fall. Stuck or bent.
How much fuel was in it when it went over?

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Last night on break at work I noticed my o2 sensor wire where it connects under the bike wasn't to tight so I put another zip tie on it ( thinkin this because the day b4 it fell I was working on the exhaust) I also disconnected my front signals and rode home this morn with no problems gna ride back to work tonight with the same set up and see wat happens then reconnect one signal at a time. I did inspect all the wires but I'm thinking maybe a loose connection inside that is causing it. Either way I think I finally narrowed it down thanks for all the help il keep yas updated

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