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187 miles since new, left turn signals quit working. Right still works. Any guesses on where to start looking?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 08:23 AM
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187 miles since new, left turn signals quit working. Right still works. Any guesses on where to start looking?
Loosen the two bolts (left and right) securing front fairing to mirror support pillars and manipulate fairing back and forth and left and right to realign. Re-tighten bolts. Repeat until electrical contact and function is restored. That failing, completely remove and reinstall front fairing. The electrical contacts to the turn signals are at the point of contact between the base of the front fairing and contact cover plate on body. Because alignment is critical, misalignment by only a few millimeters or degrees results in little or no electrical contact. If all else fails, check bulb by removing single screw beneath mirror housing and pop out mirror-bulb assembly.

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If you've lost both front and rear I'd suspect the switchgear, or associated cable out to the idicators. Although it's rare to pop both front and rear lamps at the same time it's also worth just sanity checking that the lamps are still good.
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I would start by returning to my dealer for a warranty repair.

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Loosen the two bolts (left and right) securing front fairing to mirror support pillars and manipulate fairing back and forth and left and right to realign. Re-tighten bolts. Repeat until electrical contact and function is restored. That failing, completely remove and reinstall front fairing. The electrical contacts to the turn signals are at the point of contact between the base of the front fairing and contact cover plate on body. Because alignment is critical, misalignment by only a few millimeters or degrees results in little or no electrical contact. If all else fails, check bulb by removing single screw beneath mirror housing and pop out mirror-bulb assembly.

+1, I have MV carbon elec covers and they do give slight problems from time to time, I'm not sure but knowing what I know now I may not have bothered with those! I may have gone the carbon cover direction (if they look accetable) or even left them original painted die cast

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Yeah return to dealer. actually I disconnected mine for the track and never hooked them back up, what good are the front blinkers anyway? you can't count on anyone but yourself to keep from getting hit...IMO
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I had a problem like that before on my Senna, it was simply the issue with the wedge bulb in the front mirror/signal rattling lose... the fix: remove the front signal lens by unscrewing the 2 screws and make sure the bulb is indeed operational and reseat it properly.

if that doesn't fix it then you might want to check other connections.

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I had a problem like that before on my Senna, it was simply the issue with the wedge bulb in the front mirror/signal rattling lose... the fix: remove the front signal lens by unscrewing the 2 screws and make sure the bulb is indeed operational and reseat it properly.

if that doesn't fix it then you might want to check other connections.
Speaking of carbon covers, when are we going to see some of the pics of all that carbon you purchased?


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Speaking of carbon covers, when are we going to see some of the pics of all that carbon you purchased?
soon...

My Senna is in pieces at the moment, but all the CF pieces(along with a bunch of other parts) have just been installed yesterday, still gotta finish the upper fan, the reverse shift drum and a few other things...Once it's done, I will start a new thread listing all the items with pictures.

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I would start by returning to my dealer for a warranty repair.
I can't....the dealer I bought it from registered it in his name and when I bought it from the dealership (technically, I bought it from the owner of the dealership), 1/2 of the warranty was gone, as he had registered it 13 months earlier....and MV USA would not use my date of purchase to start the warranty, even though the bike had never been serviced. It isn't like I didn't know that before I bought it.....Before I closed on it, I asked the dealership to investigate and they did and reported that I would not get the full warranty, so I have no warranty now. $45K for a motorcycle and the importer tells you that rules are rules. OK. I wrote the factory. No reply. Owner- 0, Importer and factory- 1. Immediate result - I have trouble giving kudos to others about my buying/owning experience, and the market is small enough without having bad news like this permeating it.

Not a big deal. The money actually means little to me, but it left a bad impression of the marque with me. Naturally, that is only half the story. It took weeks to actually get the rest of the documentation and other accessories that originally came with the bike (mid-pipe, R-3's, chip, etc.----the manager claimed at the time of purchase that the bike did not come with that originally (from the factory), and I had to go to MV's own website to verify to him that it did and he owed them to me), and that was the biggest disappointment, although the dealership/owner eventually did make good on that. Blamed it all on miscommunication between owner and manager. But that line was blurred too, as the manager claimed to have bought the dealership through much of the time I was just trying to get the property that was rightfully mine. I have no intention of EVER taking my bike to them for anything involving service, thus my question.

Thank you all for your responses. I am going to start working on it later today.

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