Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Lights flicker above 4,000 RPM
I can tell you exactly what the trouble is. There is a 5mm hex bolt at the rear of the starter that is loose. You almost have to remove the battery to get to it. Dan (dfinazzo) had the battery out and I was able to tighten the bolt with a 5mm ball driver. Ran into this at STC up in the smokies Dan's bike and the issue is this is a ground for the starter which in turn provides a ground to the load shed relay. The starter will work normally but this ground will haunt you at anything above 3,500 rpm. This is the one that turns off lights and other non essential loads during starter operation. Once you tighten up that bolt your troubles will be gone.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
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Last edited by jzeiler; Jul 7th, 2009 at 4:43 pm.