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Old 16th October 2018, 02:32 PM
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Have a 2002 Gsx1400, when I got it all the indicators and indicator relay & a taillight bulb were blown, no big deal, changed both tail light bulbs to new ones, got new indicators and an indicator relay, the front wiring to the headlight and indicators was all chopped and changed and just messy, housemate who's an electrical engineer tidied it all up, soldered it up and had it spot on.

Everything was grand, came out to the bike Friday and the dipped beam on the headlight was blown and one of the rear tail light bulbs was blown too.

What do ye think is causing this, any suggestions or ideas, bad earth somewhere I'm assuming?🤔
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Old 16th October 2018, 02:58 PM
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What kind of voltage are you getting to those? If you're blowing lights it's very likely that you're getting too much voltage and thus I'll take a close look at the voltage regulator.

A shortage at some point would also be a possibility but I would expect more fuses blowing out than the bulbs itself?

Either way, you need a voltimeter and electrical diagrams if possible.
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Old 16th October 2018, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Rh4000
Have a 2002 Gsx1400, when I got it all the indicators and indicator relay & a taillight bulb were blown, no big deal, changed both tail light bulbs to new ones, got new indicators and an indicator relay, the front wiring to the headlight and indicators was all chopped and changed and just messy, housemate who's an electrical engineer tidied it all up, soldered it up and had it spot on.

Everything was grand, came out to the bike Friday and the dipped beam on the headlight was blown and one of the rear tail light bulbs was blown too.

What do ye think is causing this, any suggestions or ideas, bad earth somewhere I'm assuming?��
You have a short, see what wire is common between those circuits and chase it back

Sorry I read that wrong, I thought you had blown fuses, as above sounds like voltage is spiking

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Old 16th October 2018, 04:19 PM
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Regulator measurements is the place to start
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Old 16th October 2018, 11:22 PM
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Hmmm, so ye reckon it's overloading from the reg/rec???? So it's not likely abs earth or something? I'm useless when it comes to electrics!
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Old 17th October 2018, 01:20 AM
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power surges. rectifier/regulator or bad loom connections or bad earths. simples as.
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