Electrical strangeness - please help

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by seh750, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. seh750

    seh750 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2001
    Oddometer:
    956
    Location:
    Beaverton, OR
    I finally got around to doing a test...temporarily wired the Heat Troller through a BMW plug I have for a heated vest that goes straight to the battery. Works perfectly, bike running or not. So now I'll do some more permanent wiring with a relay off the originally accessory lead and power the Heat Troller straight from the battery.
    #21
  2. Dave Funk

    Dave Funk talent scout

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2004
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    Heartland
    I ordered the set from KTM and had to buy a relay at the auto parts store. I used the switched acc. outlet to run the power off the battery. To solve the problem of left grip not getting as hot as the right, I used a throttle tube pop riveted to the handle bar and stuck the element to that. Then I used a throttle side grip on it. It does two things: first it insulates the element from the cold handle bar that acts as a heat sink to draw away heat and second the rubber of the throttle side grip is thinner and heats up quicker. Smart huh?
    #22
  3. Chipper

    Chipper Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Oddometer:
    749
    Location:
    Dover, Ohio
    If you look at heat troller site it gives directions for dual star grips. Don't think you use the blue wires but they should be taped off and not together. Whites together and reds to the purple on heat troller. www.warmnsafe.com/heattroller
    #23
  4. FarmerRick

    FarmerRick Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,307
    Location:
    Kirkland, TN
    #24
  5. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    400
    Location:
    Chilly Northern Europe
    My 2006 SE with 20000 miles has always (randomly) suffered from misfiring with resulting stall. The power to the ligths and the speedometer stays on and I believe the problem is the ignition. It is not spark plugs and probably not the rear coil. I believe it is random malfunction of one electrical component but the problem is not clearly related to temperature. It's just luck or bad luck depending on whatever.

    Any ideas?

    Do I need to buy an oscilloscope?
    #25
  6. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    694
    Location:
    Desert-away from people...
    I have a 07 990S, so I do not have any ABS. I took the lead from the ABS fuse in the fusebox and used it for my grips. This gave me 10amps, factory fuse location and works great.

    I used the symtec grips from California Sport touring.
    #26
  7. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    730
    Location:
    Hooterville Mo.
    Heres how I have wired them in the past..

    [​IMG]
    #27
  8. zracer

    zracer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Oddometer:
    28
    I am having a similar but worse problem. Please someone help me!!
    My bike is an 06 950 ADV with 15,000 mi. It started out randomly 'missing' but so randomly at first I could not tell if it was lack of fuel or spark ( already have the Facet fuel pump). It might go fifty miles at the beginning of the ride problem free then it would hickup once, fine for 5-10 miles then another hickup or two. Few rides later it got much worse 50 miles in. It started cutting out on both cylinders and I noticed that the tach went to zero even though the engine was still decelerating and digital speed was still displayed. It sometimes will start firing again with a big pop out the exhaust but it has died on me all together. Sometimes when it dies all together the start button has no function. I press it 3-10 times then it eventually cranks and starts maybe to die again in 10 seconds or a couple minutes. I took apart the start/kill switch and cleaned all contacts but had no effect. I swapped CDI boxes with my buddies same bike and same problem. I checked all connections at battery and starter relay and even swapped the ignition fuse knowing I was reaching out in left field.
    Could this be a key switch problem even though the digital display does not go out?? Crank sensor would not make start button not work. I double checked my side stand wires and they are still soldered together from when I relocated the stand. He who finds my problem I will call the 950 GURU and gladly buy him a beer.
    #28
  9. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,397
    Location:
    montrose colorado
    Thanks for the Beer Tim :lol3
    #29
  10. zracer

    zracer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Oddometer:
    28
    Javier at Trailtricks got it!! He reccomended taking the key ignition switch apart and cleaning the contacts. I have put about 10-15 miles on it so far and it has not skipped a beat. Headed out to do 50-75 miles right now.
    #30
  11. AdvGa

    AdvGa Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,320
    Location:
    Atlanta Metro
  12. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,794
    Location:
    Livin' in the 90's
    Could someone please direct me/ post a link to a tutorial for resetting the immobilizer on a 2012 990?

    I had an issue with the instrument cluster acting wonky, took it apart, put it back together, reinstalled it, and now the bike won't turn over. Ran fine previously.

    Thanks in advance.
    #32