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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:22 pm 
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picture the scene ,please mister harley dealer can you fix my buell that does not work anymore,certainly sir leave it with us and the whole might off the harley organisation will leap into action???????.one week later nice man phones me,er we think your bike needs rewiring we will send for a new harness straight away..THREE MONTHS LATER,i wonder when i will see my buell again..to be continued...........


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:39 pm 
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why does it need a new wiring loom ?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Guildford HD?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:14 pm 
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why does it need a new wiring loom ?
even after 35 years of running and maintaining british bikes i could not find out what was wrong so i gave it to a dealer down south who i wont name at the moment and they decided it needed re wiring.im a bit limited when it comes to working on the bike as ive only got a garden shed to work in.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:17 pm 
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was just wondering why , as it seems a bit drastic
surely a wiring fault shouldn't be that hard for a main dealer to fix :evil:
a few broken cables by the headstock should be fairly straight forward

what was the symptoms , or problems :?:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:56 pm 
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engine died while doing 70 on a dual carrigway restarted eventually but seemed a bit down on power but got me home.next day it would not start fuel pump primes ok and starter turns engine over.spark at plugs but no go,checked fuses and relays and checked wiring but i was buggered if i could see why it would not go.bit pissed off with the buell i know ive done 60,000 miles but its been a bit of an expensive experience. :sad1:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:07 pm 
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panther wrote:
engine died while doing 70 on a dual carrigway restarted eventually but seemed a bit down on power but got me home.next day it would not start fuel pump primes ok and starter turns engine over.spark at plugs but no go,checked fuses and relays and checked wiring but i was buggered if i could see why it would not go.bit pissed off with the buell i know ive done 60,000 miles but its been a bit of an expensive experience. :sad1:


Just had a similar thing with my Granada. Apparently the fuel pump was only getting 9 volts so the auto sparky wired a new feed in from the relay to the pump. Car runs fine now.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:42 pm 
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the time warp is getting worse.mr dealer e mailed me no wiring harness till the middle or end of december am i dealing with a world famous company or some dickhead in a shed with a computer????? :evil:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Panther if i was you , i would get the bike back & then get a local auto electrician to look at it
otherwise you are waiting on a part that may no longer be stocked
it aint as if they make em any more :sad1:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:57 pm 
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......and I'd be suprised if a new harness sorts it anyway .......

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:08 pm 
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i dont know what to do now as i managed to negotiate a price for the repair but if i back out it will probably cost me the same for the labour so far.so i think ill give them till the end of december to sort their life out.do you think every big company in the world is out to shaft as many people as possible?????


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:10 pm 
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as if :headbang:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:48 pm 
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TBH, I think you musta had a brain fart taking it to any main dealer other than BB.......Tubbs would've been my 1st call if I lived down your way :?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:14 pm 
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TBH, I think you musta had a brain fart taking it to any main dealer other than BB.......Tubbs would've been my 1st call if I lived down your way :?
yeah i know but was trying to save some money and they were the nearest


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