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post #1 of 11 Old 06-09-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Burning Plastic Smell Sometimes

Ive been getting this burning plastic/wire smell coming from my bike. The smell has been stronger and stronger. I had a shop look over the bike and they found no sign of melted anything. But recently my high beam switch has been working intermittently, which leads me to beleive its something electrical. My warrenty is almost done and the last time i took my bike to Rick Case they kind of blew me off saying that they cant smell anything. Any ideas of what it could be or whay i can do to get it resolved. Thanks. Its a 08 CBR 1000rr
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I would start pulling plastic until I found where it was coming from.
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Since its under warrenty would it be better to let them do it just incase? Im almost @ 10k miles.
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Since its under warrenty would it be better to let them do it just incase? Im almost @ 10k miles.
If you trust the dealer than of course take it there. What does your mileage have to do with the warranty?
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Hope its not oil take it to a dealer since you still can

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It's your headlight connectors. Pull them out. Clean them. Pop back in.

Mine did the same thing.
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f me, mine too.... I will check them tomorrow. Just started yesterday, thought something was touching the manifold ...
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Did you install auctmarts?

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 06:42 AM
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It could be from the liquid gasket use to seal the engine after the clutch recall work was performed. The dumb ass tech at the dealer ship that worked on my bike made a mess of everything. And yes, it smells like something is burning.
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If you trust the dealer than of course take it there. What does your mileage have to do with the warranty?
I didnt buy the extended warrenty. So the standard is one year or 10k miles if im not mistaken. Either way next week im gonna take it in. I dont trust the dealer either but if something goes wrong after they have it, its going right back. But Ive tried searching online and not one single thread like this. Ill try today to check my switch and see from there.
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