Hi all,I have an Aprilia Atlantic 500 (yes its a scooter not real bike! :))
I am looking for a good motorcycle/scooter electrician in North / North-West London - any recommendations welcome!
I have tried sorting out this problem myself I have failed misserably, so its time for an expert!
I am copying in parts of my post in another forum about my problem, please feel free to make any suggestions!
THis is the link for the full post: http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174819
This is the synopsis: "OVERHEATING!!! Everything is fine (i.e. temp gauge a bit below half point) while ridding in normal traffic until I get stuck and the engine is idling. Just above the half point the fan kicks in but the temp gauge moves quickly and erratically into the red with the warning light coming on. The voltage in idle drops normally, and if the RPMs rise, the temp gauge goes back to the middle (again very quickly). Also if i turn the lights on or having the brake lights, or indicators or whatever that eats away the voltage at idle, the temp gauge shoots quicker into the red. I can also hear the radiator turning slower when the lights are on.
Now get this: even if the engine is not running but ignition is on, the temp gauge is going up and down according to the voltage again: turning low beam on-off makes it go up and down. The hotter the engine the more the movement. If i try this in the morning when the engine is cold, the temp gauge doesnt move a notch regardless of low beam etc etc. Once the engine starts warming up then the show begins!
Anyway, this is driving me mad, I have fitted a new battery, checked the fuses, wiring, temp sensor on the engine, removed dashboard, but nothing. Absolutely nothing."
Thanks for reading this rather long post, I will let you know of the solution once I get one (I hope), and I will be happy to read any suggestions or similar experiences.