Enjoy your FJ
Started by laseron, July 12, 2016, 01:19:09 PM
Quote from: laseron on July 12, 2016, 01:19:09 PMI've got an 89 FJ1200 with 84,000 miles on it. Recently, while riding, it has suddenly cut off completely, even the digital clock went blank. After coasting to a stop, I'd turn off the ignition switch, and the clock would come back on. When I switched the ignition back on , no response from the start button, and the clock would go out. After waiting a minute, I'd switch the the ignition back on ,the clock worked, and the bike would start like normal. The battery stays on a Battery Tender when I'm not riding, and is rather new. Is the ignition module going, or do I have a some other problem? I also checked battery to crankcase ground, and it seems solid. Any ideas?
Quote from: laseron on July 13, 2016, 10:59:15 AMThe clock numerals go out when I turn the ignition key on. No power to anything at that point. I'm looking for a bad/corroded ground right now. I guess the clock operates as normal when the key is off because there's no load on the battery. When I switch the key back on, the clock goes out because the rest of the electrical system is trying to draw power through an iffy ground. By the way, the ignition switch is a relatively new one from Emgo, I believe. Anyone know of problems with aftermarket ignition switches?