04-23-2003, 02:32 PM
I just had my '97 750 rejetted and the technnician said that the gauges go in and out. All the lights work fine but the gauges are sometimes on sometimes off.
I know the wire connectors are not waterproof and they could be corroded. Does anyone have any idea's why this would be happening and how I can fix it?
The dealer said to go through each connection and check to see if it's green or corroded and apply some conducting gel, then c if it works. keep doing that for each connection until something changes. if nothing does then i may have to get a new fucking wire kit for at least my gauages if not the whole stupid bike.
04-23-2003, 03:01 PM
Left hand side of the bike mate there's the large connector protected by a rubber cone-like cover. Additionally there's a small green connector but with about 7 or 8 little wires using it.
I bet that this little green'un is the culprit. Get some spray in there and make sure you have a good connection and then tape the bugger up.
04-24-2003, 11:51 AM
Thanks dan uk!
I sprayed some wd-40 in the green connector this morning and rode to class (5-10min ride) and the gauges worked fine and the fuse was in new condition. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/banana.gif
Now I just need to figure out why my right side H4 bulb (when you're sitting on it) is a lot brighter than the left side. Any ideas to fix this would be great, thx for any help http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
04-24-2003, 01:55 PM
I'm curious as to what you come up with as I am having similar problems. Two months ago my left headlight blew out. I replaced it with the identical bulb, and then one week later it just went out. I checked it, and the bulb was fine. So for a month or so now I have been riding with just the right. Now a couple of days ago it just switched sides on me. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/wtf.gif So now the left light is lit, but the right is out. Strange right!? Also, my backlight for the speedometer has been non-existent for 6 weeks now. It would be nice if it is just the bulb, but with my luck... Hoping some good info comes in on this post!
04-27-2003, 12:25 AM
Actually there is some new developments.
Later the same day I sprayed some WD-40 into the green connector the fuse popped again. I bought a pack of 5 15A fuses and everyone has popped. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/bash.gif
My only option now is to go though the wiring w/ an ohm meter and test eveything and figure out where the ground is shorting out. And yes i'm almost 100% positive it's shorting out, just not sure where in the wiring it's shorting. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
After that I have to figure out why one of my headlights is about twice as bright as the other. I really need my brakes/turn lights funtional as well as a tach and speedo working ASAP, f*cking finals are keeping my ass on the run though so the bike will have to take the back seat for one more week http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/cry.gif