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    Even more interesting now...



    I threw the bike up on the stand to start cleaning and diagnosing the oil leak and guess what I found? The bike is not only full it's overfilled, from where I added the extra quart the other day. And there's no sign of oil in the cowl. So how that small bit of oil ended up on the front and bottom of the Clutch Cover and Oil Pan I may never know. It must have come from riding in the rain (oil on road) and or tipping the bike over in the driveway last month. Either way, it's good news for me <img src="https://www.tlzone.net/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

    Now the million dollar question remains... if the bike is a quart heavy, then why does the sight glass show bone dry on the kickstand? And why did the lcd say check oil? Y'all can look at yours and see that it shows oil in your window on the kickstand. Interesting yes?

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    If mine's on the kickstand, it shows empty. The sight glass is on the opposite side of the bike. BTW, that's not intended as a smart remark.

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    Discovered an electrical problem. A wire (from small black connector going into the engine is melted into the kickstand safety wire. Not sure it's the source of my problem, but definitely a future problem in the making if it's not.

    What does this black two-wire connector control?

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    *Update* I discovered the inline 30amp fuse from my charging Mod is cooked on one side. Swapped it out with a new and now I'm getting 12.8 volts at idle and 13.4ish volts at around 3000 RPMs.

    Here's the thing, the Mod wires are getting pretty warm, and after 2-3 minutes of idling the R/R gets so hot I can't touch it. I never noticed this before. Is it normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshCampbell View Post
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    What does this black two-wire connector control?

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    It looks like the connector for the vacuum control solenoid valve (VCSV). You certainly don't want that orange/white wire shorting to anything. It is the switched 12 volts that powers the ignition circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshCampbell View Post
    *Update* I discovered the inline 30amp fuse from my charging Mod is cooked on one side. ......

    Here's the thing, the Mod wires are getting pretty warm, and after 2-3 minutes of idling the R/R gets so hot I can't touch it. I never noticed this before. Is it normal?
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    A bad fuse holder is the same thing that caused my charging system failure on the tlr.
    The OEM SCR regulator normally gets hot during operation. However, the wires should not be that hot. If the fuse holder has not been changed out yet, that poor connection is likely causing some of the heat in the wire. It will fail again, so be sure to replace it with something better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six5 View Post
    A bad fuse holder is the same thing that caused my charging system failure on the tlr ...
    Confirmed. I temporarily removed and bypassed the inline fuse all together and I now get 13.4 at idle and nearly 14 at 3000 RPMs. Tomorrow I will get some more 14 gauge wire and a mini 30amp fuse for my new inline fuse box. R/R appears to be running cooler as well, so I guess the burnt fuse was acting as a resister.

    Any issues with me using a mini fuse?

    NOTE: Wire nuts are da bomb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshCampbell View Post
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    Any issues with me using a mini fuse?
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    I prefer something more substantial, but others have used minis with success.

    Important thing is that the fuse holder is built well, and that it grabs the fuse terminals tightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six5 View Post
    It looks like the connector for the vacuum control solenoid valve (VCSV). You certainly don't want that orange/white wire shorting to anything. It is the switched 12 volts that powers the ignition circuit.
    Josh,

    Have you done the air box mod on your bike? I know you like OEM so I'm guessing no. If you have however, that plug can be isolated and taped away. But like Tony said. It's a hot 12.
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    Tony,

    Isn't that burnt up wire in the foreground the ground spade that you suggest completely eliminating?

    Josh,

    Right above the front sprocket is a bolt with a big ground strap. You should remove the bolt and clean it and the ring terminal area and reattach. I know you love cleaning!
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