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I have been having problems with the fuse for the memory for my clock and tripmeter blowing causing the thing to reset every time the key is turned off them back on. I have checked all the most possible things and nothing I am about to start looking deeper to find the problem now. I called around to day to see if any dealers had seen this problem and one of the dealers that I called ask me if i had anything aftermarket on their. I told him that I had an alarm on their and he said that is why it is blowing. I told him that I have been doing car stereos and alarms and mobile video for nearly 20 years. He said that did not matter. He then said you can not put any thing on these motorcycles because the electrical system will not take it. I know that you can not put a stereo system on their and expect it to operate fine, but no alarm come on feed me some different :bs . He then goes to tell me that if you remove the turn signals on these bikes that they run in a loop that it will affect the exhaust and cause the bike to sputter and not run right and die on you. I wanted to :2bitchsla this guy. It was hard not to bust out laughing when this guy said that I want to know where he is getting his crack he is smoking cause he must be getting a real good fix off it. If anybody has seen this please chime in. Maybe this will give you guys a laugh so don't take off your turn signals or your bike will die. LOL
 

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Hmm...bummer for all those racers out that....gotta leave them signals on I guess....:dunno
 

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LOL i bet his responce to that would have either you must buy race ecu and wiring harness.... or the racers still leave them connected and hide them under the fairings LOL....

Seriously though... I hope you laughed out loud on the phone and just said something like .... "okay nevermind".
 

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I just took all the fairings off and scanned through the wiring I did not see no burns or break in the wiring. I am going to take off the windscreen tomorrow and check at the instrument cluster to see if I see any corossion or loose wires. It seems that it is blowing the fuse sometime during the ride. This happened last Tuesday evening and blew again between leaving work and getting home Sunday. This is very puzzling and I called a few dealerships and they have never heard of this. I wonder if there could be a short in the cluster it self. Everything that I did to this bike was almost 6000 miles ago it hard to believe that it could be me but I just want to make sure for I leave it with the dealership. It takes for ever when you leave it there specially for something to trouble shot like this. If the fuse was easier to access I might keep riding it till it happens more frequently but it is a pain to get to those fuses. I hope some one reads this that has run across this problem. By the way I wish the guy would have told me his name because I could have got every body to call him about the same problem like it was a epidemic. LOL Here is their number if any one wants to call and get a good laugh like I said I do not know his name but the guy that answered said let me let you talk to this guy like he was the shiznit. Yamaha West
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Eyespy said:
Disconnect your alarm momentarily, and tell him it still does it.
Thats what I was going to do to see what he says he will probably say that it has already damaged it.
 

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Wasn't there a problem with the position of the main harness behind the instrument cluster? I think someone found this out on the original '04 and posted about it. Anyway, the wires are held on via wire-tie and they are really tight and located on or near a sharp edge of steel. There was concern that over time the vibration caused by everyday use could cause the steel to eventually cut thru the wires.... just FYI.
 

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R6 Matt said:
Wasn't there a problem with the position of the main harness behind the instrument cluster? I think someone found this out on the original '04 and posted about it. Anyway, the wires are held on via wire-tie and they are really tight and located on or near a sharp edge of steel. There was concern that over time the vibration caused by everyday use could cause the steel to eventually cut thru the wires.... just FYI.
Here, I found one of the threads talking about this problem... with pics.

http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91681&highlight=wear+through+wiring
 

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wonder what he'd say when I told him I run an alarm, pc3, speedohealer, gps, and aftermarket flasher relay.....Tell me to throw the bike away....
 

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rdandy5875 said:
wonder what he'd say when I told him I run an alarm, pc3, speedohealer, gps, and aftermarket flasher relay.....Tell me to throw the bike away....
Yup your right all thats stuff worthless... but i'll be a pal and help you out... i'll give you 10 bucks for all of it. :D
 

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R6 Matt said:
Wasn't there a problem with the position of the main harness behind the instrument cluster? I think someone found this out on the original '04 and posted about it. Anyway, the wires are held on via wire-tie and they are really tight and located on or near a sharp edge of steel. There was concern that over time the vibration caused by everyday use could cause the steel to eventually cut thru the wires.... just FYI.
That was it I found it this morning before reading this but thank you anyway for the tip that was it I retaped the wire then put flex loom on their and taped it again and put apiece of the flex loom between the harness and metal then put the tie strap back on should'nt be a problem anymore.
 

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r1ryder1770 said:
I have that problem, but it seems to only happen when it's really cold outside
It was cold when mine happed also so I would suggest pulling your windscreen off and checking it out.
 
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