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Yesterday I had no movement in the throttle, was locked closed. Initially thought the ECU was shutting me down because the flashers went on. When I stopped I saw a small amount of smoke coming from the right side harness by the neck. Didn't have a 3/16 allen to remove the battery but fortunately the guy whose house I broke down in front of just happened to be heading out and came to mt rescue with a set of allen wrenches. Pulled the battery and the smoke got worse. Realized I had a fire under the tank. Removed the tank hardware and moved the tank back far enough to blow the flames out.

Think the fire originated from either the cheap turn signal flasher I picked up while out on the road a couple years ago, or the harness where the driving lights plug in. After a quick inspection I think the harness is repairable, but I'll need a pair of throttle cables and probably the wiring to the right handlebar controls as they melted to the throttle cables. The throttle cables got so hot they bent which is what locked them. Twisting the throttle closed was the last movement they made. I've got about 100 things to be thankful for as this could have been a lot worse.

So.. to reiterate what Jumper said a few months ago, check your harnesses.
Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Time for another Chicago area breakfast ride?
« Last post by Jumper on June 14, 2018, 06:01:46 pm »
John... It'll be a good time and if you get a couple of the Chi-Town Xer's to meet up, it'll be a "Super-X Rally"!! Of sorts...
Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Oil pressure gauge
« Last post by rt66john on June 14, 2018, 11:42:16 am »
The only difference between that setup and mine is I screwed the gauge directly into the T fitting.

I've had mine on the bike for almost 19,000 miles.  The only issue was one broken gauge, but that was me playing Hercules with the wrench.  :)
Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Oil pressure gauge
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on June 13, 2018, 10:46:00 pm »
Keep a close eye on that and/or consider mounting it differently. Having the weight of that gauge out there, while the engine is vibrating up and down, is going to put a lot of fatigue load on the threads of that pipe nipple. If that breaks, you've got oil pouring out on the belt, rear tire, your leg, etc. Don't want to see you have that happen.
Non-Technical Discussion / Oil pressure gauge
« Last post by franknsr on June 13, 2018, 04:22:33 pm » that should answer some questions. Or create more
Hey Sean!! You were missed! But it's o.k.... I drank your share of the BBBBEEEEEERRRRR!!!!!!!!
Technical Resource Discussion / WTB: Corbin Seat for Super-X
« Last post by decotriumph on June 03, 2018, 05:36:44 pm »
WTB: Corbin Seat for Super-X

Looking for a good used (or new) Corbin seat for a Super-X. Thanks

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Technical Resource Discussion / 2000 Deadwood Special
« Last post by BarryTaft on June 02, 2018, 03:21:19 pm »
2000 Deadwood Special

One owner Deadwood Special with many updates.  X-man transmission, sprocket, slash cut pipes, K&N air filter,  & new fuel pump.  Runs & rides great.  Very nice bike.  3,000 miles.  Springfield, IL  217-652-4372

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Technical Resource Discussion / Re: Fuel Pumps
« Last post by Berlin Bob on May 31, 2018, 07:51:42 pm »
Thank yee  !!!!!
Technical Resource Discussion / Re: Fuel Pumps
« Last post by wytfut on May 31, 2018, 06:57:28 am »
Pretty sure Marl is a scammer...

Scammers have been picking up lately on here..
I do what I can to keep them out.... But they still sneak in...

I'll get him
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