Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Glen Williams, ON, Canada
Tick Tock....What's that sound?
Yesterday I started the bike,(99LT, 69000 km) parked it outside while I cleaned the garage, and parked it back inside.
When I went to the garage this morning, there was a strange clicking coming from the LT, before I raised the seat to find the source.
Like a clock - tick, tock- audible from 20 feet.
It sounds like points opening and closing. The motor starts and runs normally.
But the alarm doesn't chirp when I hit the remote (it did, twice, but then it wouldn't do anything.)
The clicking is coming from the ribbed black box at the top of the picture below, just above the red-ended wires to the battery. Holding my fingers against it I can feel it clicking inside. It must be some kind of relay.
I tapped it lightly, pushed in on the wire bundle connected to it, with no effect.
If I very slightly 'lift' the box a fraction the cadence will stop, or slow down.
I have the charger on it as usual, but worried that this cycling/clicking may not be a good thing to allow to continue: ie: Should I disconnect the battery?
It was not doing it yesterday aft when I was connecting my iPod through the cassette deck.
Today's extreme humidity???
Any comments, suggestions?