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One little problem after the other keeps popping up on this bike. I think it might be time for a complete rebuild. I don't want to sell it but I don't want to spend several thousand bucks to keep it going. The new issue, Bike farting out. It almost seems like some type of ignition problem. Drive around town or out on the highway as long as you are going down the road there seems to be no problem. Then randomly it just dies. The other thing I noticed when this happens the trip meter zeros out and if I have it set to the temperature it switches to the odometer. Also when I turn it off sometimes the same thing happens with the display. This bike has a PC3 USB installed. I bought it with it. I am thinking about disconnecting the PC3 and seeing if anything happens. I am concerned however that it will lean out the bike and cause more of a heat issue than I already have. It has Yosh slip ons. I also do not have the software to load maps or the connection cable. I am getting ready to start taking things off and checking all the wiring and the spark plugs. It may be a combination of things. I may just start tearing this thing completely apart. Is there any ware I can find complete wiring kit / harness for this bike?
 

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first check the PCIII connections. guys have had problems like this because the PCIII was improperly connected or shorting out.
 

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if you decide to re- wire the bike Ben from rc51parts.com will have everything you need at the cheapest prices. hes got quite a few full harnesses on his site right now.
 

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dont give up on her she deseves it! i rescued mine also and it seems like the more i do the more needs done... plenty of satisfaction felt when you do get it sorted tho. if it was a cbr id say get rid of the fuckin thing its not worth the headache but its not and it is worth it in the end. plenty of peeps on here can help you with the tech stuff dont be afraid to pm subsailor he has alot of answers
 

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Thanks guys I'm starting the work now. I Have to remove the fairings anyway I need to flush the clutch hydraulic fluid. Already ran into a problem! Dam clip for the right headlight is really loose. Second how the heck do I get this front fairing off? I have only removed the side and rear fairings before on this bike. Only hang up is the turn signals? Do I need to cut the wires to remove it? I removed every bolt on the front end cant figure out tow to disconnect wires to the turn signals. If I have to cut them do you have any suggestions on a quick disconnect type plug? As I got a feeling things are going to be coming off this bike often at least for a while. I think I am just going to tear this bike down completely and clean everything up. I am going to check the PC connections which fuel injectors should It be hooked up to?
 

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Thanks guys I'm starting the work now. I Have to remove the fairings anyway I need to flush the clutch hydraulic fluid. Already ran into a problem! Dam clip for the right headlight is really loose. Second how the heck do I get this front fairing off? I have only removed the side and rear fairings before on this bike. Only hang up is the turn signals? Do I need to cut the wires to remove it? I removed every bolt on the front end cant figure out tow to disconnect wires to the turn signals. If I have to cut them do you have any suggestions on a quick disconnect type plug? As I got a feeling things are going to be coming off this bike often at least for a while. I think I am just going to tear this bike down completely and clean everything up. I am going to check the PC connections which fuel injectors should It be hooked up to?
Never mind on the faring removal figured it out. However most of the connections are damaged looks like the previous owner did not take care when working on things the big gray one is basically tapped together. Looks like I’m going to need a new harness. Well maybe not but I figure why not do it right the first time. I wanna cry as my bike is going to be down for this nice weather.
 

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yea i'm doing a complete rebuild right now as well. the earliest i think it'll be ready for a ride is June.....
 

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Check your battery and grounds. Both can cause your issue. I had the same problem with mine before and it ended up being a weak battery issue.
I agree with this. Seen many a roadside run issue being traced down to grounds or grounding connections, vibrations as culprit, etc. Unless you definitely have harness/wiring shorts check all your negs.
 

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I downloaded the service manual. I started checking all the harnesses. Just this one is jacked up bad. The darn ground on the battery looked and felt ok till I took off the battery! Dam post is loose. I don't know how the hell this thing started in the first place. I'm kicking myself in the butt right now. Guess this weekend I'm gonna have to go get a new battery. 6 hour cage ride round trip yuck. I have all the farings off right now, so I think I'm just going to try to clean everything up. I may order a wiring kit and just rewire the whole thing since I already have it apart, and I am kind of a perfectionist when it comes to these kind of things. At minimum i need to replace the connecter that is damaged, I got a feeling if I don’t it is going to cause me problems later. If I don't fix it right its going to drive me nutz Ill think about it forever. I'm also going to check all the regular maintenance stuff; such as replacing the spark plugs, air filter ect.

Any suggestions on a battery?
 

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Never mind on the faring removal figured it out. However most of the connections are damaged looks like the previous owner did not take care when working on things the big gray one is basically tapped together. Looks like I’m going to need a new harness. Well maybe not but I figure why not do it right the first time. I wanna cry as my bike is going to be down for this nice weather.
I know from whence you speak.
I spent a ton of money back in '08 overcoming the heavy dose of dumb-ass from the previous owner.
And I have the photos to prove it.
 

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if you can find a shorai battery i'd go with that......im still waiting to pick one up for my bike. if not that i'm thinking i may try one of the lightweight lithium packs, i need to do some more research on them though.
 

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if you can find a shorai battery i'd go with that......im still waiting to pick one up for my bike. if not that i'm thinking i may try one of the lightweight lithium packs, i need to do some more research on them though.
I have hurd of these packs. Are they street useable? Meaning do they have enough to start the bike multiple times or is it intended for track use. I figure the bikes charging system would recharge it but it does not seem like it would have enough butt for one or two start cycles before farting out. But I don't know if you find out anything about them let me know.
 

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