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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Grass Lake, Mi, USA
I had an issue with my Monster that was similar, except it was dead all the time. It turned out to be a bad connection in the wiring harness. I unplugged each connector, checked for corrosion, sprayed with corrosion inhibitor, and plugged them back together making sure the wire on both sides of the connector was pushed completely into the connector. Someone at the factory apparently placed the zip ties too close to the connectors which caused the wires to pull out of the connector just a hair, you couldn’t see it, enough not to make good contact. I cut all the factory zip ties and replaced them further from the connectors. It’s worth a shot. Also, clean all your grounding points to bare metal. Bypass your clutch switch, kick stand switch, and tip over switch (if there is one) with a jumper wire to see if any of them is bad.
'96 Ducati SS900CR, '07 S4RS, '06 Busa, '77 Bonny,
'00 Superglide, '85 Sportster, '78 SR500
Last edited by duc96cr; Sep 22nd, 2019 at 12:29 pm.