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Old 08-25-2011, 05:29 AM   #24136
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why does my edge taillight keep blowing fuses? the first time i put it on, i just plugged it all in, bike started, everything lit up, but when i hit the front brake, it popped the fuse. did some reading, i guess i needed to unhook the battery first. ok, unplugged the taillight, unhooked the battery, new fuse in, plug taillight in, hook battery back up, turn on bike, good to go. hit brake lights, fuse pops.

grrrr... what am i doing wrong?
Sounds like you have a direct short in your brake light circuit. Check your wires and be sure you have not pinched one.
If the Edge uses a regular tail light bulb,pull the bulb then activate the circuit to see if the fuse blows. I have seen bulbs installed incorrectly in the socket .
If it's not the bulb or shorted wire , make sure all the wires are connected in the right place.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:42 AM   #24137
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why does my edge taillight keep blowing fuses? the first time i put it on, i just plugged it all in, bike started, everything lit up, but when i hit the front brake, it popped the fuse. did some reading, i guess i needed to unhook the battery first. ok, unplugged the taillight, unhooked the battery, new fuse in, plug taillight in, hook battery back up, turn on bike, good to go. hit brake lights, fuse pops.

grrrr... what am i doing wrong?


yeah, dumb me figured it out. where i spliced the wires from the taillight to the bikes wiring harness i left the three wires exposed and wrapped them in electrical tape as a group. so when i hit the brake light, the wires were touching and shorted. wrapped them individually in electrical tape, then as a group. all is well.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:49 AM   #24138
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yeah, dumb me figured it out. where i spliced the wires from the taillight to the bikes wiring harness i left the three wires exposed and wrapped them in electrical tape as a group. so when i hit the brake light, the wires were touching and shorted. wrapped them individually in electrical tape, then as a group. all is well.
Get some heat shrink and put over those splices, tape leaks, comes loose and just isn't real good for jobs like that. Or use some of that liquid electric tape they have these days, it seems to work pretty good.

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:51 AM   #24139
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Get some heat shrink and put over those splices, tape leaks, comes loose and just isn't real good for jobs like that. Or use some of that liquid electric tape they have these days, it seems to work pretty good.

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will do, project for another day. i'm tired of fiddling with it, haha
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:37 AM   #24140
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Alright, let's get into metaphysics! I love it

So, in a perfect world is coincidence possible?

Is there such a thing as randomness, in a perfect world?



Anyway, thanks for carrying on the afr search. I'd love to get a Power Commander and an afr meter. In the meantime, I just want to ride even more...
For sure coincidence is possible in a perfect world. Coincidence simply means two similar things happened at similar times.

Anyway, I'm not making this shit up. It's basic thermodynamics. if you take the perfect amount of O2, and the perfect amount of fuel, mix them in a lab, and combust them, you'll still have unburnt O2, and unburnt fuel left over, due to the randomness of nature (entropy). That is what the Oxygen sensor measures, and that is why there is unburnt O2 in the exhaust stream even at 14.7:1.

Sorry to get metaphysical on you, but this was my job in the past and I still have a passion for it. :)
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:02 AM   #24141
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...Sorry to get metaphysical on you...
Really, no apology is needed. I LIKE that stuff.

All I was trying to get at was that IF you could get every bit of fuel and oxygen to ignite completely, you would require exactly 14.7 bits of air to 1 bit of fuel. Say, anybody got any spare avogadros? I'm feeling like guaca-mole. That's the perfect world part. Of course, we aren't IN a perfect world, so of course there's going to be un-oxidized hydrocarbons in the real world, even with the exact otherworldly air-fuel ratio. But I'll pass on carrying this any further.

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Old 08-25-2011, 12:21 PM   #24142
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Geez.....even smart people ride the WRR's. That must really say something about our 'little slow gutless 250's'.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:55 PM   #24143
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tomorrow, leaving the GSA 1200 at home and taking the WR
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:15 AM   #24144
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Just thought I would share this with all you in here.

I just started a ride report of a ride that I finished last week SLC-SEA-SLC on the 250.

Teaser pics:





Hope you enjoy. It won't have a lot of pics of the WR or really too much else as I wasn't planning on writing up a report and was too busy riding rather than taking pics.

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:38 AM   #24145
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To add fuel to the fire, I averaged slightly over 61mpg on the western TAT with a big bore and a heavy right hand. On the freewayat 70-75 mph(gps), with loaded saddlebags, I typically get 46mpg . All mileages calculated using gps odometer.

And one other tiny tidbit. Prior to big bore, going south on the interstate from Pueblo, CO to Trinidad, CO, wide open throttle for ~85 miles yeilds 35.7mpg. Just sayin'
Anyone else have any "before and after" gas mileage numbers stock versus the 290 big bore kit with exhaust, etc. ?
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:59 AM   #24146
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Anyone else have any "before and after" gas mileage numbers stock versus the 290 big bore kit with exhaust, etc. ?
Yeah, negligible differences.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:13 AM   #24147
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Yeah, negligible differences.
I know it suffers some with intake and exhaust mods - what else have you done to yours ?
(Sorry if you've mentioned it before, but this thread is a bit long... )
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:25 AM   #24148
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Yeah, negligible differences.
Considering the gas appears to be negligible with the 290 big-bore... Is there a real seat-of-the-pants difference in power?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #24149
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Considering the gas appears to be negligible with the 290 big-bore... Is there a real seat-of-the-pants difference in power?
HF is on the verge of posting his 290 dyno runs.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #24150
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Considering the gas appears to be negligible with the 290 big-bore... Is there a real seat-of-the-pants difference in power?
Yes. Though I'd stay away from the Athena kit as the increase in mass of the piston is substantial. Go Thumper Racing big bore. I beat mine like a red headed stepchild and she runs like a top. All of this is subjective, however, except for the increase in mass part.
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