sorry to drag it all back up, your probably sick of talking about this, so thanks in advance for taking the time to read this, reply and help me get this sorted..
I own a 99 bird, and I need some advise in regards to the 'Old' F1 light please!
I've not owned this bike very long, about 2 months now. it runs beautifully, Is in good condition for its age, starts on the button, idles at about 1800/1900 on cold start and settles to about 1050 as it warms. It's a beautiful bike to ride and I love it. However ..this bl..dy F1 light it on.
When I got the bike it had a digital dash upgrade already installed and i noticed the F1 light was lightly glowing, So after doing a bit of digging around I joined this forum and began to read about the diode install fix and then found out about the loom fix relevant to the 99/2000 models, both well documented.
I Decided to do both, the diode for the F1 light and i did the loom fix as a precaution, as the bikes 16 years old now and i thought ill get that done too just in case.
I now have a 6.2 Zena diode spliced into the feed for the F1 dash light, I'm sure I got it installed in the right direction with feed coming from the battery. I read the diode thread and folowed the pics so pretty sure i got it in right. Thank you to the brains behind that, fantastic thread and an easy read! I think it went in with no dramas.
I then did the loom fix, I followed the pictorial and description, but as I didn't finish one side at a time, (wish I had) there was a moment when I was doing the green earth wires on the group of 9 side when I may?? May have got 3 green from the 9 mixed up with 3 green from the other side? I think I got it right, but now not 100% sure??
So, Now when I turn the key on, the bike goes through its standard tests as it powers up and then when all lights go off, when its ready to be started...the F1 light still has the faintest of a glow to it. So faint it is very hard to see at all, but it is there!
If I then start the bike the F1 light glows brightly and steadily as the bike warms up... As the revs drop to idle when it's warm, the F1 light is again hard to see but glows lightly. If I give it a rev, the light glows brightly again then drops again at idle.
When I ride it, the light glows constantly untill I idle it again, when it almost disappears. I can't fault the bike to ride at all performance wise, it goes like a rocket, but the light is constantly on.
Ive inspected all the connections in the tail of the bike and around the ECU, they look shinny. I've taken the main earth off, sanded it till shinny and reinstalled. Lights still on!
I think maybe since I did the loom fix the F1 light might? be burning brighter and on more often, if that's possible? However I'm not really sure? If I somehow got some of the green earth wires mixed when I did the loom fix, would these symptoms be the result?
I think I got it right, I'm just going back through and questioning everything I did.
Any and all suggestions for a cure are recieved with great thanks, this forum is awsome and I really want that light off.