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Offline CY

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Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:55:58 am »
   Riding along after a light rain I noticed that the R/S signal was on!  I kept trying to cancel but it wouldn't stop.  After some time they started to work normally.
The other day I washed the bike and after sitting for about 10 minutes the R/S signal was on as before!  Has anyone had this happen to them? & How to fix it?
2015 base Tenere, 5k miles. No accessaries added.

Offline Ramseybella

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 10:57:20 am »
Sounds like water is getting into something and making a connection. May be your TS switch or wires exposed getting wet.
Did you spray your handlebars, hand guards or anything up top?
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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 11:19:56 am »
   Yes I agree, water is getting in to the electrical contacts.  I am going to mist the L/S of the bar to see if I can duplicate the problem.  If this is a unique problem, I would think that it would be covered under YES.  I can't believe this UNSAFE condition would be normal but others may have had the same problem.

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:09:43 pm »
I'm betting TS switch , it is exposed to the elements.... try covering the switch with a plastic bag then spray water see what happens... then you will know....

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 07:12:14 pm »
like anything else switches etc. do fail ,wear out ..... things happen. I replaced the brake switch on the handle bar , just failed.

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 06:40:23 am »
  Thank's for the reply.  I will try covering the switch to verify the problem.

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 03:15:21 pm »
Two screws to remove the switch cluster. Shoot it with contact cleaner. Done in less time than taking to the dealer.
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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 11:51:51 am »
That works but if it's caused by water getting into it this will not fix it from getting in again.
My cheap LED switch does this after a few thousand miles and i just hit it with a shot of cleaner and then electrical contact lube.
Maybe a little dielectric grease while you have it open and inspect for traces of a leak, traces that show some sort of connection within the switch.
But lets see if it's the switch first.. :-\
I agree isolate the switch with a plastic bag first then spay down the bike, take it for a spin.
If that's not it give it another blast with the bag off and see if that is the culprit.
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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 06:43:08 am »
  Thank's for the input.  This is my project this weekend.  1- Cover L/S of the bar & wash the bike to see what happens.  2- Mist the L/S bar.   3- Open switch & evaluate.   4- Post the results!

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 05:50:19 am »
Any results??

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 05:01:22 pm »
   Well, after soaking my darlin both Saturday & Sunday, I have not been able to duplicate the problem!  This anomaly must must be one of those things like, UFO's!
I don't think I was hallucinating but I was on medication at the time.LOL  If this does happen again,I will disassemble the T/S switch for evaluation and post the results.

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 08:16:21 pm »
 >:( Gremlins.. Time for the bell.. :D
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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 05:12:03 am »
Your bike has obviouslyhad it's day.
I'll give you $100 for it ::003::

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Re: Turn signals working erratically after riding in a light rain!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 06:44:09 am »
   I just realized that we are close to the BERMUDA TRIANGLE! 

 

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