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Old 10-27-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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this cant be good.

so i bought a 1990 Yamaha FZR 1000. brought her home. today was the 2nd day i took her out riding.

rode to the store, got a camera to take pics of her. got home, snapped a few, and then i set my helmet on the tank, to take pics with that on there, and 2 seconds later the nuetral light comes on...im like "ummmm...WTF!" and i think the fan came on too.

the keys were in my pocket!...my bike is possesed like freakin Christine!

anyways. so i tried to put the key back in a jiggle it around, to no success. the bike is acting like the switch is on, even without the key in there. yes, i could even start it without the key, and that scares the out of me. (wont be posting those pics of my bike till this is fixed, i aint tryin to GIVE it away to anyone!, lol)

check this out, this is weird too. the brake lights go on and off when i change the key position, but the turn signals work either way.. so i think the key/ignition switch might be working, at least partially.

if this were just a case of needing a new ignition, i wouldnt be too upset. i could probably afford it easily and replace that myself. what im scared of is that there is somewhere in the electrical system that is making contact that isnt supposed to. that sounds like something thats going to be tricky to track down. i dont have one of those electric ohmeter thingies, much less know how to use one. i do have the haynes manual for the bike, and i can understand most of it, but the electrical system is like ummm...

what should i do? im thinking replace the ignition first, and pray? the key seems really old, maybe its just worn? but i dunno, somehow i dont think thats going to resolve this. anyone got any tips, or better yet someone know a good mechanic that can help me?

what would be a fair price to pay for someone to look at this and get it fixed?

oh, and im pre-emptively asking for no flux capacitor jokes...lol...im allready bout to i cant take it...

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Old 10-27-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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thats wierd, i'd say call patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and see what it would cost.
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sure! its 635.....HEY! lol. j/k I DONT THINK SO, TIM!

well what i ended up doing for now is disconnecting the battery. its under the seat of course and you need the key to take the seat off, so thats at least some comfort. i keep the bike garaged so its pretty safe, but i definatly cant go anywhere and park it till i fix this :(
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #7
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sounds like your getting a constant connection in the ignition relay. was the bike ever stolen or did you ever try to start it with a different key by accident?
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It's definetly NOT the flux capacitor. It's just your ignition. Easy fix. Replace that and you'll be rollin again in no time. If, by some chance, that's not it, I've got an 8lb hammer that will fix ANYTHING!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2005, 01:43 PM   #9
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the bike and key worked like normal at first. second day of owning it, it started acting up. yeah, i think your right about the ignition having a constant connection.

im sure it wasnt stolen, like i said it worked normal before, and all the sudden did this. im going to take it to patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited whenever i get paid. cmon, paycheck!
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