Electrical gremlin *Solved*
Hello everyone, new member and new owner. I purchased a 2007 KP Tour back in June with 10K miles on it. I'm over 14K to date and loving it!!
I just started developing a strange electrical issue that I could use some assistance tracking down the cause. Let me start with the symptoms...
When I first start out on the bike for the day, everything functions fine. Soon after (say 1 - 3 miles down the road) my turn signals will stop functioning properly. Will not come on and/or stays lit for several seconds... Holding the signal switch on will cause it to work with a marked delay in the timing of the actuation of the light.
Sometimes, but not always, after extended riding (30 mins or more), once the rpms drop below 2k the check engine light will come on and the bike wants to stall. Blipping the throttle, or keeping it tac'd above 2k will keep the bike running, and usually turn off the check engine light. This does not always occur and can be very sporadic when it does.
Strangely, sometimes I can shift the bike slightly, either leaning it a little or just cocking the bars a little at a red light and the signals will work. Until I move just a little and they are out again. Again, holding the switch will allow them to continue a slow flash.
I thought it might be the regulator but testing voltage at the battery shows 14.27ish weather at idle or tac'd above 2k and the same reading if the signals are working or acting up....
Also, with the signals acting up and the bike not running, if I hit the kill switch to disengage the fuel system, the signals start working. I can then flip the kill switch off and on and the signals work with the switch in the off position but stop when the fuel pump engages...
I would think it to be a wire grounding out slightly somewhere and dropping the current to the turn signals but why would that affect the fuel system? Once it happens, it appears to continue until the bike sets for an extended time (over night) which had me thinking heat related??
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. I'm a pretty good DIY'r if I know where to look and for what. I'm not sure where I should be testing currents but believe this should be traceable..
Last edited by Boss_429; 09-25-2015 at 11:56 AM.
Reason: Issue Solved