Question about 1998 Honda VTR 1000 F Firestorm
Indicators slow to start working
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Light Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test because your battery may have 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amps causing the battery to be faulty and must be replaced, especially "AGM" batteries, also before diagnosing any turn signal/running light/parking light issue make sure the bulb is good and the light fuse has continuity with a test light. If you have replaced your OEM lights with one or all LED lights you are going to need a load equalizer.
If no turn signals work the cause could be a faulty turn signal module or the connector going to it, look for corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets. Contact spray cleaner is great for removing corrosion.
If all four turn signals flash at the same time like hazard lights even though you only pressed one turn signal button then you have a LED light in the circuit and need a load equalizer that can be purchased from any motorcycle parts supplier.
If your speedometer does not function properly it will have to be fixed first because your turn signal module gets the data from the speedometer for normal turn signal function.
If your front turn signals don't work use a test light to check for power and ground at the bulb socket, then start backtracking the wiring through every wire connector to the turn signal switch/button and check for continuity, go all the way back to the fuse if necessary to find the cause of the malfunction.
If your rear turn signals don't work check your rear fender wiring harness connector first for corroded, broken, loose pins/sockets, power, and a good ground, the harness connector is usually located under the seat on the front of the rear fender then keep tracing the wiring look for obvious harness damage caused by the rear tire.
If you still can't find the malfunction backtrack from the rear fender wiring harness connector.
If one side does not work you could have a faulty turn signal switch or module check for continuity.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes i bought another tail light and could not figure out whish wire went to what. After connected like when I bought the used bike whether a turn signal or brake like something always seems not to work. I have a 2002 honda vtr is there any way I could get the tail light wiring pattern or something. thanks
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Biggest problem with Firestorms is the voltage regulator overheats and burns out, remove the seat cowling and check the wiring and unit. Newer ones have a heatsink built into them if you need to replace, checking the pulse generator is easy, measure the resistance between the 3 yellow wires that plug into the reg, they should all be between 0.2 and 0.5 Ohm
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
after draining 3.7 L (3.9 US qt ,3.3 IMP qt)
oil and filter 3.9 L (4.1 US qt , 3.4 IMP qt)
after disassembly 4.5 L (4.8 US qt , 4.0 IMP qt)
Posted on May 10, 2010
if you can get to your battery, trace the red positive wire, until you find the fuse, or look for your fuse box, / pannel, and have a look in there.
Posted on May 20, 2010
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