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Old 23rd October 2006
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I took the bike for a test ride after I installed lollipops to tune the Bendix properly, and I noticed than when I pressed the left turn signal the light in the speedometer was flashing and the turn signals were not working (left). Bike was not running very smoothly in iddle (I gues due to the new lollipops) but it was fine before the turn signal issue. Anyway, I got home and realized that when the left turn signal was pressed, all lights will flash (generator, engine). Last straw, the bike will not start. It cranks strong but there is no fire and the wrong flashing continues. Can I get any ideas of what to look for? I don't know where to start.
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lollipops,tune bendix ???
i have no idea but the lights say you got a short in the wiring or bulbs. did you install a single filament bulb where there should be a two filament bulb?
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lollipops,tune bendix ???
i have no idea but the lights say you got a short in the wiring or bulbs. did you install a single filament bulb where there should be a two filament bulb?
The "lollipops" are the bolt and washer trick in the pipes to create a restriction.
I was thinking possible bad ground and back feeding the 2 filament bulb is a good possiblity also
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The "lollipops" are the bolt and washer trick in the pipes to create a restriction.

ok but how does that tune the bendix? starter bendix? what other bendix is there?
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ok but how does that tune the bendix? starter bendix? what other bendix is there?
Bendix carb used before kiehen carb I believe
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ok but how does that tune the bendix? starter bendix? what other bendix is there?
I believe he's talking about his carb....
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I took the bike for a test ride after I installed lollipops to tune the Bendix properly, and I noticed than when I pressed the left turn signal the light in the speedometer was flashing and the turn signals were not working (left). Bike was not running very smoothly in iddle (I gues due to the new lollipops) but it was fine before the turn signal issue. Anyway, I got home and realized that when the left turn signal was pressed, all lights will flash (generator, engine). Last straw, the bike will not start. It cranks strong but there is no fire and the wrong flashing continues. Can I get any ideas of what to look for? I don't know where to start.
You have a short in the TS wiring....you'll have to chase it down manually....

PROBABLY near the grips, but could be anywhere...

Look for anywhere a wire could be pinched...
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I will check the bulbs. What do you mean by back feeding? I'm pretty new at this, so forgive me. Will the taillight bulb give me problems also?
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ok, that makes sence. sorry, idiot talking out loud.
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