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Old 09-22-2009, 08:12 AM   #121
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I think the dark blue is normal, just providing the picture as requested...
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #122
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My ignition switch solder conection failed also. Everyone needs to beef up this conection. I'm thinking a bunch of epoxy dumped into this area should do it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:04 PM   #123
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My ignition switch solder conection failed also. Everyone needs to beef up this conection. I'm thinking a bunch of epoxy dumped into this area should do it.
Can you post more specifics/pics?
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:54 PM   #124
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I zip tied my wires coing out of the ignition switch to the round body of the switch, to eliminate any pull/vibration. Been fine for 12k miles. Definitely a weak link, but easy fix.

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Old 11-02-2009, 05:21 PM   #125
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does this affect the gauge cluster any. my bike has develop a nasty habit of reseting the clock and trip meters when i turn the key sometimes. there no stalling or drivability issues though.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:37 PM   #126
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I've had my gauge cluster all reset too. I also have had my display fade out during heavy rains. I doubt either issue is related to the solder in the ignition switch, though.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:01 PM   #127
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I've had mine for two months. Bought it used with about 2500 miles on it and it now has just over 5000. Runs great with no issues but makes a howling - ringing noise while running down the road. It's hard to explain but it's made this noise since I bought it. It's almost like a hum resonating from the engine area. It does not increase as the RPM increases. I commute 86 miles a day with 70 miles of it crusing 75 - 80 MPH on I95. I hear it while commuting or while tooling along on trails at 10 MPH.

My 1150GS made a lot of noise (compared to my other bikes) but ran flawlessly the entire time I had it. Could this be the same? Anyone else notice this type of noise?

BTW: Running Pirelli Scorpions and full Remus exhaust if that helps.

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:15 PM   #128
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bash plate perhaps?

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I've had mine for two months. Bought it used with about 2500 miles on it and it now has just over 5000. Runs great with no issues but makes a howling - ringing noise while running down the road. It's hard to explain but it's made this noise since I bought it. It's almost like a hum resonating from the engine area. It does not increase as the RPM increases. I commute 86 miles a day with 70 miles of it crusing 75 - 80 MPH on I95. I hear it while commuting or while tooling along on trails at 10 MPH.

My 1150GS made a lot of noise (compared to my other bikes) but ran flawlessly the entire time I had it. Could this be the same? Anyone else notice this type of noise?

BTW: Running Pirelli Scorpions and full Remus exhaust if that helps.
Mine made similar noise - I figured it was engine noise reflected up from the aftermarket bash plate. I put some sound deadening material (self adhesive) on the inside of the plate, it quieted down significantly.

I also put some rubber grommets between the bash plate and the places where it connects to the frame.

You could try riding with the bash plate removed, see if the noise changes or disappears before trying the padding stuff.

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:19 PM   #129
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Mine made similar noise - I figured it was engine noise reflected up from the aftermarket bash plate. I put some sound deadening material (self adhesive) on the inside of the plate, it quieted down significantly.

I also put some rubber grommets between the bash plate and the places where it connects to the frame.

You could try riding with the bash plate removed, see if the noise changes or disappears before trying the padding stuff.

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I'm running a TT skid plate. I never thought about it resonating; thank you very much for the input. I'll pull it and see what happens. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #130
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I'm running a TT skid plate. I never thought about it resonating; thank you very much for the input. I'll pull it and see what happens. Thanks again for your help.
I've got the TT large bash plate, resigntes sound significantly...
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #131
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I put the self adhesive bitumen inside the skidplate (the stuff you stick to the inside of car doors to make them "sound dead"). Made a lot of difference.

Available at car parts stores for a few dollars.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #132
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I've had my gauge cluster all reset too. I also have had my display fade out during heavy rains. I doubt either issue is related to the solder in the ignition switch, though.
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did you get your display issue resolved.mine hasnt faded out in rain. but resets like every other day.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:29 PM   #133
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I put the self adhesive bitumen inside the skidplate (the stuff you stick to the inside of car doors to make them "sound dead"). Made a lot of difference.

Available at car parts stores for a few dollars.
I'll have to try that. Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:06 AM   #134
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Looks pretty good for these bikes. I'll keep a look out for the crank failure at +20k miles. For me that will be around 2019.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:42 AM   #135
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