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|06-10-2016 01:34 AM|
I have this issue at the moment on my bike, glad i found this thread, it helped me a lot. I already figured it out by myself about the connector, and i saw also 1 cable connector was little black like it burned a little, and yesterday i smelled something burned, the same smell of and insect, first thoughts were maybe a spider or something because of the heat of the engine. But later i was thinking, maybe its the cable.
My question is, are these connectors available to buy separate or are they come with a full wiring harnass ? If not, im going to do the bypass and connect each other separate from the block.
Thanks for this thread!
|06-10-2016 01:01 AM|
|phat_gibbo||I know this is an old thread but want to keep it alive as it saved me! I have HIDs installed and was noticing the illumination for the instruments was flickering and the lights were working sometimes and not others. Did the splice around the existing plug and it works like a charm!|
|05-06-2016 08:57 PM|
|trailbossb||Thank you all for this Forum!!!! I have a 2007 R1 that had HID's installed when I bought it. Got stuck riding home in the dark a few times. Same exact issue, display and headlamps only, blinkers (and markers*i think) still worked. Kept blowing the headlamp fuse and replacing it, thought it was and overload issue or bad ground and I was going to have to pull everything apart. Didn't even have to fully remove left fairing, could see through the clear harness the RED/yellow stripe was corroded (not obvious). Took a chance and snipped it and put on a barrel connector. Also accidentally snipped a different wire as well by mistake but took care of that too. Thank you all again.|
|09-07-2015 06:16 PM|
|Rally88||Hey guys 08 I just had this happen and it is my only transportation as I just sold my car. I took the harness out of the front and didn't find much, that red/yellow had been spliced and looked burnt so changed splice and checked with meter I have power through it still no headlight. Checked fuse and looks good checked switch on bars and it has power coming in when bike is on ignition but soon as I start it has no power ? Not sure what to check now|
|08-05-2015 09:11 AM|
|Jrobbo||Just found the same issue on 07 R1 lights went out at 1am on way home not street lights was scary as hell cheers for the info everyone|
|05-22-2015 06:45 PM|
Originally Posted by Cyp View Post
|05-10-2015 04:20 PM|
|Cyp||I had to fix a second connector that melted in the harness|
|05-10-2015 02:59 PM|
|Cyp||In the day time I'm always riding on high beams. Could that be a cause of the lights shorting and burning out the connectors?|
|01-06-2014 02:49 PM|
Late response but, I shot all my wires for continuity and had intermittent opens and shorts. I had it down to just a fee wires and gave up after hours of work. So I took the bike in to the yamaha shop and had them look at it. They found a burnt but splice. I was tired of working on it so I let them replace the lighting wiring harness.
cost me $180 for parts and labor/diagnosis.
|12-30-2013 01:58 PM|
|Ghosted||I am having the same problem on my 08 r1, I bridged the wires as instructed and now I can hear the relay between brights and regular lights but I still have no cluster back light or headlights|
|07-25-2013 10:14 AM|
I had the same problem in my 04. Turns out my connector was loose. So I just wrapped a ziptie around it and tightened it up. So far so good.
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|07-25-2013 07:25 AM|
Just adding my experience as I had a similar problem but was not what this thread was about.
I recently purchased an '05 R1 that the previous owner had a cover over the headlights for a track day and melted the plastic housing a bit. Said he put a new headlight in and had no problems. First night pulling it into the garage the gauges didn't light up and I had no headlights. Searched and found this thread, checked the white plug and it looked good, turned out it blew a fuse.
Make a long story short, about 6 fuses later and a few cuss words I determined it was the relay for the low beams.
So if anybody is having issues with the headlights/gauges not turning on because of fuses blowing and the plug looks fine, start with the relays. Could possibly save you a lot of trouble shooting time!
|07-24-2013 08:11 PM|
Originally Posted by tmcj View Post
Originally Posted by eugensc View Post
if there is a way a moderator can flag this thread or something im sure it'd be helpful to many R1 owners, regardless of year. it seems to be something Yamaha doesn't wanna fix or address. the 'rerouting' repair doesn't take long but can be amazingly frustrating to try to figure out without guidance. the photos I tired to quote above make it a simple repair.
on an unrelated note, this smilie ---> is ridiculous... lol.
keep it upright.
|06-29-2013 10:40 AM|
Same thing happened to me yesterday morning. Seeing it was as I wanted to leave the house for work and it was still dark I parked it and commuted by car.
On the way to work it drove me nuts, but I had peace of mind knowing I would google it... and it must have happened to someone on this forum!
True as nuts, took em 5mins to find this tread!
So I took a couple of pics to nicely show how it looks on an 08 R1
How this can help the next guy!
|02-08-2013 11:20 PM|
Originally Posted by Wish-Rides View Post
|08-15-2012 10:05 PM|
|Psycho16161||Turns out mine wasn't burnt out, must have just been corrosion. Hit with lots of contact cleaner, plugged & unplugged a few times, good as new. Reinstalled with a good squirt of WD40. Thats twice this forum has solved small but seemingly large problems, thanks guys! Spare room for any visitors to Oz, or interstate, not far from Great Ocean Road.|
|08-09-2012 07:15 AM|
|Psycho16161||Nice one Tysm, reckon you've saved me a few bucks, thanks heaps!|
|05-29-2012 11:54 PM|
|hooligan998||Sounds like it overheated because it became corroded, which increased the resistance to the electrical load, not the otherway around. Yamaha can't warranty against corrosion because it's not a manufacturer defect. So don't give up 23 years of loyalty on that.|
|05-29-2012 03:13 PM|
Originally Posted by kynetguy View Post
|05-23-2012 09:55 PM|
Same issue, 2006 R1
I had the same problem on my way in to work the other morning (70 on freeway and, bam, no instrument backlight or headlights...fun).
I found the fix to be super easy. On the 2006, the wiring harness is on the right hand side. Remove right-front fairing and the harness is right there. Below are the pictures:
1) The burned connector pins with connector still attached
2) Connector unplugged, exposing the internal burning from arcing
3) I simply cut the wire on either side of the plug and used butt-splices to insert a piece of wire.
4) I heat-shrinked the splices and zip-tied the extra length of wire to the wiring harness.
It took about 10 minutes to do the fix, plus the time to remove and reinstall the fairings (that was more of a pain than the wiring, IMHO).
I hope this helps. If you cannot do the fix yourself, any shop can do this in well under an hour, so costs should be minimal. But who knows, they would probably want to replace the entire wiring harnesses, which isn't necessary.
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