Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Farmington, MI,
Major Electrical Problem
I recently installed a brand new pair of PIAA lights onto my 99 LT. The lights are hard wired, along with the supplied relay, to the battery terminal. The ground to the supplied switch is hard wired to the battery terminal, and the power line is welded to the tail light bulb blade connector. Everything works fine.
However, this weekend, while riding from Detroit to Atlantic City, on three occasions ALL electrical power shut off ... no lights, no engine, not even the LED clock when I came to a complete stop at a toll booth after several hours of highway speed. After checking all fuses and battery terminals, I tapped the PIAA relay and the power returned. The bike started and ran perfectly through numerous similar starts and stops at both highway and city speeds. The problem is intermittent.
Has anyone had a similar experience? My thinking is to relocate the relay which is currently zip tied next to other wires to top of the battery. I believe the battery itself is okay, but may be the culprit although I can't imagine why.
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