Dear handyhoward & kevinx ... you guys are great. A free MC tour & beer if you make it over to China.
So, this is what happened.
Spent all morning chasing down contact cleaner in Beijing. Trust me, this was no small feat. Anyways, got it. Actually, I bought the store's entire stock. The store owner is probably telling his wife about this crazy foreigner coming into his shop & buying every can of contact cleaner. Probably thinks I sniff it, or something.
Cleaned everything out in the fuse box & kept the signal light fuse out. This time I primed the fuel pump. Hit the starter and she fired right up, as usual.
Let it warm up a bit then shut her down.
Put a fresh fuse in. I also replaced all the signal light bulbs. Without starting the engine, but ignition in on position, I tried the signal lights. Right one worked fine, left one ... nada. Turned the bike's ignition switch to off. Checked the left bulbs again, looked fine but nevertheless swapped out the left side with even more fresh bulbs, checked the fuse (it was ok).
Turned the bike on (again, without starting), once again neither side of the signal lights worked. Huh?
But the bike starts and runs just fine, each time, every time.
Rode it to fill the tank with gas. After leaving the pump, I pulled over to reset my trip odometer (engine remained running) ... when I held the trip odometer button, there was a little cough from the engine and the Check Engine light came on and stayed on (also, still no signals). Bike was running fine, though, after that cough and after the check engine light came on. It may have been pure coincidence that this happened while I was resetting my trip odometer.
Was really pressed for time, so I rode it home and it ran perfectly, although the Engine Light remained on during the entire ride home. I parked it ... will play around over the coming week with a multimeter & check out the speed sensor.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
Still ... I absolutely love this bike ... a lot.