Dead 1290R and a puff of smoke.

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Twist
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Dead 1290R and a puff of smoke.

Postby Twist » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:47 pm

I turned it on normally and hit the starter. It turned over once and stopped, then the instrument cluster went dark. Turned it off and on again - instrument cluster still dark with a rhythmic tock tock tock tock.... tock tock tock tock... coming from the front of the bike. I lifted off the seat thinking maybe dead battery. The battery tested at 12.8V.

When I turned the bike on again, it came up normally but when I hit the starter button, there was a puff of smoke from this area under the seat:

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The 30A main fuse tested fine. Smoke is never a good thing in an electrical system but I'm not sure exactly where it came from. Unfortunately, I don't have a CANBUS diagnotistic tool.

Any thoughts before I load it up and haul it in to the dealer?
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Re: Dead 1290R and a puff of smoke.

Postby Adrock990r » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:10 pm

Could the smoke have come from the starter motor instead of just from the under seat area? Worth checking for a loose or dry connection on the battery terminals and then following the wiring from there to the starter, etc.

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Re: Dead 1290R and a puff of smoke.

Postby Twist » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:02 pm

I turned the bike on again yesterday and the multifunction display came on normally but was reporting a "General Fault" on the display. As soon as I hit the starter button everything went dead.

I haven't really tried to dig in and trouble shoot this yet - just no time right now so just doing some research on possible causes.
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