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Old 08-17-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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Electrical Problems (2004 R6)

Hey I'm have some problems with the lighting for my R6. A couple days ago my bike was working fine, the headlights worked, angel eyes, background illuminator on tachometer, digital gear indicator and leds on the sliders all worked. All except the tachometer (obviously) was installed by the previous owner and after owning the bike for a year myself, everything worked fine with no problems at all.

Now as of yesterday, none of tat stuff works anymore. I checked all fuses relays, near battery (which is fully charged by the way) and near the fairing next to the clutch. All fuses are fine and it's also weird how these things illuminate when the motor isn't running, but as soon as I start the bike they shut off. The bike runs fine, but I was also a little skeptical because I did a recent oil change and the bike pours a little bit of white smoke,but I'm sure thats from condensation and irrelevant to the electrical problem I'm having. Anyone have any suggestions or solutions? Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Edit: I just checked all wires on the bike, and so far none of them have any corrosion. I really don't wanna have someone else look at it, I'd rather do it myself, considering con central, crazy freddies is the only bike shop I know of in the area to possibly fix this.

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Old 08-17-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Electrical Problems (2004 R6)

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Seriously, nobody has any solutions?
Oh and I do realize I placed this in the wrong section, should be in "Garage/Mechanical Help". And yes I have looked at several threads, and none relate to my problem.

Edit: Another solution that I tried and didn't fix it was, I assumed maybe there was a lot of accessories on the bike. So I disconneced all of them excluding the headlamps and still nothing, battery is fully charged after measuring the volts. I double checked the wires to, to make sure everything was grounded, tight and connected properly.

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Old 08-17-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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Re: Electrical Problems (2004 R6)

What is the voltage at the accessories with the bike off and while running? I am assuming a voltage spike is causing the accessories to turn off. Just a guess though... hook a multimeter up while the lights are working with the engine off and then while you are starting the bike. Look for a spike or drop in voltage on the multimeter and report back.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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Thanks I'll try that, hopefully the accessories can turn back on again. It seems like when I wait about 5+ hours, it temporarily works just for that start-up and immediately shuts off after. I'll post back up tomorrow with those readings though.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: Electrical Problems (2004 R6)

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Hey I'm have some problems with the lighting for my R6. A couple days ago my bike was working fine, the headlights worked, angel eyes, background illuminator on tachometer, digital gear indicator and leds on the sliders all worked. All except the tachometer (obviously) was installed by the previous owner and after owning the bike for a year myself, everything worked fine with no problems at all.

Now as of yesterday, none of tat stuff works anymore. I checked all fuses relays, near battery (which is fully charged by the way) and near the fairing next to the clutch. All fuses are fine and it's also weird how these things illuminate when the motor isn't running, but as soon as I start the bike they shut off. The bike runs fine, but I was also a little skeptical because I did a recent oil change and the bike pours a little bit of white smoke,but I'm sure thats from condensation and irrelevant to the electrical problem I'm having. Anyone have any suggestions or solutions? Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Edit: I just checked all wires on the bike, and so far none of them have any corrosion. I really don't wanna have someone else look at it, I'd rather do it myself, considering con central, crazy freddies is the only bike shop I know of in the area to possibly fix this.
From my electrical experience.... it sounds like something a faulty relay switch would do. I am no yamaha elec. pro, but if there's a relay in the system, then it seems like that's the fault, as you say that everything illuminates until the motor starts. All this is based on my exoperience with car elec. systems, as such a problem would cause me to check out the ignition switch/relay. just a thought.... hope it leads you in the right direction.

In other words, the relay/switch that connects all the guage wires/motor wires/battery wires. On a car, it's usually on the steering column, so on your bike, I would start at the key ignition, and follow the wires to a switch (if there is one).
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:06 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure its a relay too from reading like 20 pages in the service manual. I might just buy and replace the two relays. Seems like the previous owner wired the angel eyes, led sliders, gear indicator to the headlamps...So that might of been an overload and I could of overlooked something. I'll double check and let yall know whats the deal. I hate messing with electrical stuff, I'm not that great with it...

Thanks for the other advice too, I might see if crazy freddies can give me "free advice" but they might not even tell me until I give em $10 or something. I'll be back, no pun intended.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:37 AM   #8
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So for two long, hot, painful days of searching "each" wire several times on my bike, I found two wires that were slightly fused together and barely melted the plastic coating. The bursts on the wires where they fused, were so small I went by it at least twice. Now with a little electrical tape to seal that up, the bike works fine. Now I can ride again before I starting packing up for college. Thanks for those who helped.

Edit: Oh and the relays were fine, they clicked when I tested them so I figured there was no need to replace them.
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