Ducati Seattle owner Dave responded, on the shop's day off, to my email. He suggested checking the battery terminals (they were tight) and then wiggling the wire bundle under the headlamp.Nothing happened until I REALLY wiggled it. Then all the lights, and the fuel pump, came roaring back to life. I will let the shop inspect further, to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Don't suppose Enfield wiring has any connection to Land Rover wiring? Just wondering that's all.Robert.
l .... And GHG - and I quote "Paw-see-teef ground?? Why hail - the leck-trissidy will go BACKWERDS in that sumbitch ...."Quote from: r80rt on January 20, 2011, 07:56:52 amZenier diodes? thanks for that horrible memory I found The lucas stuff was pretty good, the connections were the weak link to me.
Zenier diodes? thanks for that horrible memory I found The lucas stuff was pretty good, the connections were the weak link to me.
Vince - I had forgotten about the moved Zener diode with the five feet of double extension cord wiring - carefully twisted and scotch taped together ... Hahaha!! Unreal .... And GHG - and I quote "Paw-see-teef ground?? Why hail - the leck-trissidy will go BACKWERDS in that sumbitch ...."Yeah - I loved English stuff (still do) because they are made to be repaired easily - by someone with a few kidneys between their ears .....
what was their final conclusion?? NTF...Glad to c they lubed your front brake cable..
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I picked up the C5 this morning. The wiring was checked for connections and all things were then snapped tight. A 20 mile ride confirmed all is well.
@Prof:Glad to hear that your bike is back and running well.What was the cause of power failure ? Where was the loose connection ? Did it cure itself because it has magical powers ?
Glad to know it wasn't a big problem.
I think that is one of those "rules" that's written down somewhere - sort of like "The likelihood of the bread falling onto the carpet with the peanut butter side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet ......"
A screw had fallen out on one side of the metal clamp that holds the battery in place. The battery was therefore free to move out a little bit and in doing so pushed one of the surrounding wires against the side panel so the insulation was gradually worn away until the wire shorted against the side panel. This in turn blew the fuse related to said wire. All is now fixed and the bike is now running again with lessons learned. He secured the clamp back in place with a cable tie which I actually think is a better option as it won't fall out. I shall also secure all the loose wires in that area from movement by simply sticking them to the battery with gaffer tape.
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