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  • Damo222 Posts: 113
    Muswellbrook NSW
    Stock Poster Damo222
    24 Mar 2020 11:40 AM
    Just a heads up, I'm installing new bars so I removed the tank on my 2016 103 Limited and this is what I found. Bare wires on the front injector cable and three other cables due to rubbing on the coolant supply line. 
    Worth a look people.
    Regards
    Damo
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  • wello Posts: 613
    Performance Poster wello
    24 Mar 2020 11:47 AM
    Quoting Damo222 on 24 Mar 2020 11:40 AMedited: 24 Mar 2020 12:12 PM
    Just a heads up, I'm installing new bars so I removed the tank on my 2016 103 Limited and this is what I found. Bare wires on the front injector cable and three other cables due to rubbing on the coolant supply line. 
    Worth a look people.
    Regards
    Damo
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    how old is the bike ?
  • Damo222 Posts: 113
    Muswellbrook NSW
    Stock Poster Damo222
    24 Mar 2020 11:51 AM
    2016 103 model. 32000k.

  • markwoumla Posts: 1517
    Motor Head markwoumla
    24 Mar 2020 09:46 PM
    Good pick up Damo,,, something for water cooled owners to check ….

    Something for 2014 and up twin cam bikes, (maybe earlier models as well), to check is ,,, the front cylinder spark plug wire ….. approx 3 or 4 inches up from the spark plug ,,, wire has a habit of rubbing on underside of tank and making a groove in wire , then possible short to tank …. … A short piece of clear tubing, slotted the length of the tubing so you can rap it around the spark plug wire and a couple of cable ties to hold it in place fixes the problem.... 
  • Wideglider Posts: 1097
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    24 Mar 2020 10:41 PM
    Yeah, good you identified the issue & worked out a fix.
    Unfortunately it's always been the way with petrol/diesel engines with the damaging or electric cables, mainly from vibration. 
    People design the a vehicle around how the engine & transmission will fit but then it's like an afterthought "shit, we gotta run some cables all around to make this all work!"
    The cable routing is in a lot of cases poorly planned, with resulting chaffing or strain or heat damage.
    The mechanical engineers need to collaborate more closely in the R&D stage.  
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