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  1. No power to gauge until i push the start button

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    2003 bird. As the title says, I have no power to the gauge until I push the start button. Then, the lights come on but it doesnt crank. As soon as I let go of the button, all lights shut off. I just picked this bike up today and it's my first. I love fixing up vehicles and I wanted to take a...
  2. Switchback Indicator/DRLs Wiring

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    Hi Folks, Brand new to the forum.. 2006 Two Tone Blackbird rider from Cork, Ireland. Bought a Switchback Kit from ebay and unsure how to wire up the DRLs. Three wires coming from each indicator.. +ve and -ve for the indicator and a +ve for the DRLs. Do people wire both DRL wires straight to...
  3. 2000 Blackbird sputtering and dying when hot, voltage to fuel pump drops

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    Hey guys, I've got a problem I've been having for a couple of months now. After about 10 to 15 minutes of riding, my bird gets hot, and then sputters, bogs, and dies on me. I was able to replicate it in my garage and read the voltages. My battery was between 11.8v and 12.1v. When the bike isn't...
  4. Not charging (again) - 4th time in <3 years

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    Dear All, This dastardly bike is such a bore. I have owned it for less than 3 years and it is (once again) not charging the battery. 5K RPM, 11.2v, new battery etc etc. This will be its 4th stator ring and its 3rd reg rec (yes it has even been hard wired). I think I may fix it once more...
  5. Melted main fuse, strange electrical problem

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    My '03 bird has an issue. No problem on ride for a while but after a break and run again in a short time, the main fuse melts (i mean 30A fuse near battery) I think it doesn't blow (i add picture as an attachement). Where should I to begin to examine? Any idea will be appreciated..
  6. Strange module in the steering column

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    Found this led/button/light-resistor hanging in the steering column, neither factory manual, nor haynes, nor ebay had anything remotely close to that, and the module changes nothing in bird's behaviour. On startup LED displays a "3", and the button can be used to flicker it from 0 to 9...
  7. Volt Meter

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    I installed a voltage readout meter on my 97 Bird. Can someone tell me the best place to get a true reading? Everyone says the headlight wire. I tried that and it doesn't give an accurate reading.
  8. Odometer not working?

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    Hi everyone. Brand new to the forum. Well brand new to any forum actually. First one I've joined. I just bought my self a Honda cbr1100xx. Has some faults. Fixing them up slowly. The one thing I cannot figure out is the odometer. My model is a late 2001 or so. Last with the analog clocks...
  9. Need help diagnosing speedo cutting out

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    Looking for some help tracking down an issue my bird is having of late. Was on my way back home on a 2900 mile trip and about 300 miles from home my speedometer dropped to zero on me. Having had my stator go out ~6000 miles ago on a previous trip I assumed the worst, and that my charging system...
  10. Bird owner of 2 years

    Bird owner of 2 years. What a 2 years its been Live in Scotland so any other owners wanting a ride out just get in touch!
  11. Electrical Gremlins...

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    Hi all, Did a quick forum search, but still need more info. Winter Project included upgrading the electrical system. Old Battery died in November, so I upgraded to a new mosfet r/r from roadster cycle at the same time as a new battery (LiFe 8 cell from Ballistic.) Quick test run, everything...
  12. Turning over but not starting - Suspect HISS

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Hi guys, I've got an issue and would like your valued opinions. I've tried to find a similar fault on here but couldn't see anything the same. I've had my '07 Bird for 5 months now, still learning it's ins and outs and spending a lot of time reading through this forum. Having had R/R issues with...
  13. cbr 1100Blackbird ignition /keys

    Hi i realy need some help . i just bought a xx superbird 1100 fuelinjection . i think it is 99 When i went to fetch it i was told that there where no keys ! I cant ask my money back becauese it was on a aution What can i do now ? Some poeple say that it is chiped and others say it isnt ...
  14. Blackbird chucking a HISS-y fit

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    Following a large accident I now have a stripped down blackbird with, among other things, several broken electrical components: broken kill switch and starter button, instrument cluster that works except for speedo LCD which is all blackened from impact (all other warning lights etc appear to...
  15. 1998 Blackbird - Planning on buying it; never owned one before - what to check

    General CBR XX Discussion
    Hi all, I'm planning on buying a 1998 Blackbird - it has 12000 miles on it. I've never had a Blackbird before; currently ride a SV650S. Any advice on what should I particularly check when buying a used Blackbird; from what limited advice I got from a couple of friends is that electrical problems...
  16. Good god, im blind!

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    Hi all, its nearly 2 in the morning and ive just been dropped home by the breakdown recovery chaps. Hopefully there are a few night owls out there who are also electrical wizards! The story is; riding home from work down the motorway (at a perfectly natural speed when there's no one about)...
  17. Blackbird Electrical problems - Any help appreciated

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    Morning guys, (Beloved) - Blackbird XXY 2000 model 30k miles, left the heated grips on and discharged the battery, managed to get a jump and battery recharged fine but a couple of days later the clocks went haywire and died - both odo and rev counter -plus headlight dimmed and no indicators...
  18. Problematic Blackbird

    Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    Morning Guys, I am new to and hoping to find some assistance here as I plan to work on my own bike from now own. I have been to mechanics and every autoelectrician in this crummy two horse town and they seem to enjoy my wallet more then my bike. So I have a barely functioning...
  19. need some help please

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    i have a 1997 xx with 33k miles and upon cold start with choke on it is barely starting it chugs along for 5 sec at about 500rpm and dies then restart chugs at about 9 for a few more sec and then slowly climbs to 2k after it warms up it runs pretty good but i can feel the rpms wanting to drop...