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Another fine mess Ollie!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gggGary, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Stock paint, really?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Apparently so....

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  3. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    I predict either you fix 'n flip it in 10 days...:rolleyes:
     
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It'd be a short thread Mailman
    Hooked up battery, it blew main fuse immediately, without even turning on the switch.
    starting tracing to find a hot that was grounded.
    found it here.
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    hmm something not quite right.
    I wonder???
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    AHA! Brrm brrm and charging. :smoke:
    Wow I am SO smart. :laughing::laughing:
    Pipes are painful loud, but I just happen to have a set of stock Shadow pipes in the shed...Have to see if they'll fit this year./version
    Needs about two days of "mailman" attention to look fine again.
    There will be some more electrical sorting but I think that was the deal, someone replaced the voltage regulator with an aftermarket, plugged wires in backwards..
    How do I do it?? :laugh:
     
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  5. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    So some Honda engineer decided it was OK to use 2 identical connectors on one system, wired side by side? He needs to be drug out back and flogged.
     
  6. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    yeah wuz think'n the same...
    Honestly was kinda shocked when they just swapped.
    Someone was colorblind?
    Some connectors may have been changed? :unsure:
    :shrug:
    The stock Honda connectors were color coded, the aftermarket voltage regulator not so much.
    po had a 50% chance of getting it right, abetted by the ole red wire to red, green wires to green wires theory.
    The good news (for me) is that little error snagged me a nice bike, cheap....
     
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  7. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    yeah matched hot and ground connectors. that's a bit oopsie eh?
     
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  8. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    Until gggGary gets a video posted:


    5twins will just love the part at 3.08 mins.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2020
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  9. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks Paul :)
    He mostly gets it right, but guy's a jabbering maroon! He mentions power but the selling point of the 1100 Shadow motor is low RPM torque, they are fine with lug N chug style riding.

    The "Hotrod" Sabre final drive is geared shorter than the other Shadows for more round town gitty up.
    Will be interesting to freeway it, cuz one thing I've always liked 'bout Shadows is a steep overdrive 5th for low RPM cruising.
    Bike is farkled up the wazoo
    Floor boards, highway pegs, crash bar, bat wing fairing (has a scrape mark) with what looks like a quality Teac stereo head, Remember Teac tape recorders? big speakers. Mustang seat with rider backrest, a fancy throttle lock aftermarket grips, leatherlyke quick remove hard bags, leather tank bra, driving lights with visors, those "neighbor hater" pipes. :redface: But no passenger backrest, luggage rack (I ride alone)
    Confession; I may have smoked the voltage regulator last night, :shootme: least I hope it's the VR not the stator:yikes:. It's PMA so prolly can find a VR that will do the job out in the bins.
    Correct battery was at least starting to take a charge last night, more breathless updates later, :lmao:
    Guess I should go resurrect a membership in a Shadow forum. :wink2:
     
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  10. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And the hits keep right on coming folks!
     
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  11. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not sure what you paid but there are a few listed here locally in the 3400-4K range.
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    $1200 and 140 miles round trip in the van, think I'll be OK :shrug:
    I did smoke the regulator, found one that rectified but did not regulate so the stator is good, ordered a "correct" chincon VR. about $25 I think the battery is going to be OK, took a day+ but now shows 100% charged and cranks it over good. Starts, runs good, no smoke will disconnect the regulator and take it out for a short ride today. brand new ( and recent manufacture) dunlop elite 4 tires. :bike: been polishing, needs several more hours of that. Repairing blending in a scraped area on the fairing, still need to see if that stock Aero exhaust will fit. If I'm going to ride it, those neighbor haters gotta go!
     
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Put 10 miles on it with the vr unplugged, all smiles. Lots of go, comfy. Battery was saved even after starting and 20 minutes of riding with no charging, it quickly cranked the motor over again. :bike:
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  14. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Adams family, springs to mind.
     
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  15. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Spent 6 hours in the Prius last night but came home with a complete stock exhaust, in as new condition, 300 miles on the bike when removed. Even included the stock carb jets, every nut bolt and bracket. Sounds much better now, sshhhh! Will take it 'round the block, pull a plug, before I go in for the jets, carbs aren't much fun on these.
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