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Post by terryc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:49 am

Hi Guys

Got a dilemma with my sons bike and now I'm stumped
The bike started with a flashing neutral light when the ignition was off, I checked the switch and when the gear selector is moved the light flickers, so a dodgy switch I reckon, open to suggestions.

However the biggest issue now is he set off from home to return to work In Portsmouth (Navy) and although the bike was running fine whe he left, it got onto the M4, "bogged" down and then totally died, I had to pick him up in the van, but there is absolutely nothing on the clocks when the ignition is turned on.

Checked all the fuses and earths on the bike and nothing. The battery is fully charged no electrical breaks in the wiring.

My only thing is the ECU, however what still remains is the flashing neutral light.

Anyone with experience of ER6's
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:36 am

I don't have a wiring diagram for an ER6, but I would be defiantly be chasing up the neutral wire, because it should not be coming ON with the ignition switched OFF.

Does the neutral light go off when the the wire is unplugged at the neutral switch?
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Re: ER6F

Post by terryc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:20 am

Disconnect the wire and it disappears, what also happens is the speedo needle flickers at the same time. Forgot to add that in.
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:28 am

Sounds like earthing problems to me, are there not loads of earth terminal blocks scattered around on these bikes, I bet some of them aren't linked.
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Re: ER6F

Post by terryc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:51 am

We have the wiring diagram and there are only four on the bike, one was furred up and it was cleaned and reconnected. Think it'll be a total strip down.
Can't understand the loss of everything though as this is the main problem. No starter or clocks at all.
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am

Check the power through the ignition switch and its contacts for resistance, and then check the earths and the starter solenoid as the battery power normally goes through that, and check the battery earths.
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:33 am

Points I would be checking are marked in red, the clocks earth is a possibility.

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Re: ER6F

Post by terryc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:41 pm

Thanks Yorkie =D>
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:53 pm

How are you getting on with this? I now have a Haynes so I may be able to help more. :)
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Re: ER6F

Post by terryc » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:31 pm

Well we have stripped the bike down and used the Workshop manual that came with the bike( factory edition) Looked at all the earths and a couple were a "little" furry but nothing to right home about.
Thought it was the battery as it was running down quick so have replaced with a newer one (ZX9R one until replacement turns up) and still nothing. Spoken to Bristol Kawasaki and they said of course we'll look at it for £90 and hour :roll:
Tried Frasers of Gloucester and they reckon could be a "spike " in the loom ????

But only thing I can put it down to is the alarm which is a Datatool unsure of the model.

So still stumped, oh and the neutral light is still flashing :lol:
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:33 pm

Just a guess here after looking at the circuit diagram, possible a shorted diode in the relay box.

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There fitted to loads of kawasakis after 2006 so you will probably find one much cheaper. Added a couple more from other bikes.

I do have one.
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Re: ER6F

Post by terryc » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:17 pm

Just another stab in the dark, could it be the ECU?
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Re: ER6F

Post by yorkie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:52 pm

terryc wrote:Just another stab in the dark, could it be the ECU?
It could be, but I'd try the relay unit first with it starting on its own.

Check the regulator loom plug for water ingress, its probably ok on yours with it having 2 power output lines, on the earlier ones they only had one and were prone to corrosion.
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Re: ER6F

Post by terryc » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Well checked this over again and with the relay removed the neutral light still flashes and the clocks do not come to life. A new relay makes no difference at all.

This one has me stumped, I'll check the regulator plugs later tonight.
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Re: ER6F

Post by tangosevern » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:03 pm

But only thing I can put it down to is the alarm which is a Datatool unsure of the model.
I would stick with sussing this weak link
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