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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FlyingTiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2019 at 23:02
btw once it is all finished i plan to cover all earths with aircraft sealant. That lasts decades at high altitude and freezing temps.

No where did i put my flying goggles.....?
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That's great news Mark. I will take inspiration from your story when i role my sleeves up this weekend and do a bit of a re-wiring job on my LM. There will be many highs and lows I suspect. As long as I finish on a 'high' rather than a 'low', thats the trick I think.
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Just try not to mix them up otherwise your high beam warning light will come on when you are on a lowTongue
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on the V1000 G5/convert the hazard warning lights and indicators will work with ign off key out due to the nature of the hazard lights 

The main beam also operating is either earth no good one in headlamp the rest are in a cluster under front right hand side of the tank 

Check the earth tags in headlamp ought to be a couple of tags on rim abt 5-6 oclock as you look at it from the front .... any shorts will be at the 15/12 way blocks or sometimes the ign switch only really just read this had similar many yrs ago on mine it was a blown filament in the main bulb along with earths off ....when i took headlamp out i actually had smoke from the speedo cable as it shorted thro'




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Cheers Ken
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Originally posted by FlyingTiger FlyingTiger wrote:

whoop whoop!,!.,!

One earthing wire from the headlamp  shell  bringing  together  the  pilot, headlight and dash lights to earth on the frame and it ALL WORKS!


Yep one loose earth and very weird stuff happens. Been there done that. Congrats on the fix. Big smile

On my last Tonti's rebuild I had, I think just 3 main earthing points, behind the steering column, another on the left at rear of the regulator area, and I moved the negative battery strap to one of the gearbox rear cover screws. Rectifier negative was moved from frame right, to battery negative. All contact surfaces were scraped and emery-clothed shiny clean.






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Thanks all for the advice and support.  My earths were all nice and shiny, just didn't have the one from the headlamp working well enough through the structure.  They are all now sealed for life with aircraft sealant so woe betide them if they give me any future agro!
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An opportune thread for me, as the wiring on my recent 1000SP needs attention.
With baited breath, I've removed the fuse box and the rectifier as the contacts and connectors are in a highly corroded state. Having started the scraping and emerying of same, I mourn the closure of Maplin as a source for my electrical contact cleaner. Anything to do with electrics I find I drag my feet, turning instead to the myriad of cosmetic and mechanical work, but one day soon I know I'll have to get on with it. And to think I bought the bike with new MOT and road ready.   Ho Ho
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Yes, Maplin had it's uses. I get mine from CPC now.
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making a start is the hardest part of the job.......apparently
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Based on your recommendation a while ago, I also use them, so thanks for the tip. Extremely extensive range of products and good service too.
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I can recommend http://www.rapidonline.com for electrical and electronic bits & pieces. 
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great tip thanks
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