So more FI blinky gremlins...

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    So I had an old thread, where the FI light would come on intermittently, beginning around 3-5k rpms, forget where. It turned out to be a ground to the right of the battery that upon freshening up, getting a better connection, tightening down, did solve.

    So now, it is a new day and a new gremlin. It kicks in after warming up, oh, a good 20 minutes into riding. It will begin showing up slowing down, or will actually go to the rhythm of my turn signal. I found a thread over on vfr discussion: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/66045-urethra-i-found-it/

    about the ground block. Well, he has the exact same symptoms as I. I have found other threads too, same symptoms, same solution. The only thing... the connector looks fine? *shrug* I mean I have not taken the wires individually out yet but the housing is not all burnt up like his photos. It looks clean as a whistle, taking the top cap off. I am naturally mistrusting of myself and always assume I have a 50/50 chance of making my situation worse if I go digging into things I don't know anything about so I have left it thus far. Is there elsewhere I should be looking, or should I go through with this regardless, soldering everything together and adding an extra wire to the frame from here? Thanks you!
     
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    Well, it seems I may be solving my own threads left and right. When I took a look at everything, all I did was turn the connector plate around on the ground block and then I scuffed up and cleaned again that other ground I had a problem with before. I ran it today for a half hour and no light. Was it the turned around connector plate, was it the other ground? No idea. But I got a soldering iron. If it does it again, I suppose I will solder those ground wires....
     
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    2 hour ride today, no light issues. I have a hard time believing it was the ground I had an issue with before... totally different symptoms. Could be it is getting a better connection at the block, having turned the connector pins around. Will watch and will solder if it shows up again.
     
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    Have you also verified the ground to the right side of the frame is clean and tight? Might be worth a look.
     

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