2001 Kinetic TFR turn signals

Cheryl Meadowcroft /

Hi. I just got a 2001 Kinetic TFR a few weeks ago and I'm trying to get it street legal, so I purchased turn signals. The first pair I got and installed on the back worked fine. Headlight & tail light all worked well. Then a week later I added front turn signals and they all worked well for about 3 minutes of riding, then all the lights just cut out. Any suggestions? Do you think I fried the magneto?

Re: 2001 Kinetic TFR turn signals

Possibly the voltage regulator failed, or just a broken connection. I'd start by checking the main ground on the ignition coil, then checking over the work I just did in the headlight. It's possible a connection got loosened or damaged in there and came loose while riding.

If all is well use a multimeter on the AC voltage setting (a cheap-o car parts store discount rack one is fine, or even an 12v test light) between the yellow and black wires coming out of the back of the engine case and up the front of the bike (while the bike is running), you can get to the plug by taking off the front wire cover. See if the coil is still outputting voltage, then You can work Your way out to the voltage regulator from there. Check continuity of the yellow wire that goes to it as well as it's black ground, and how much voltage it's putting out. If that's fine check continuity of all the wiring to the different peripherals as well as their grounds. Here is the wiring diagram, there's a link to the manual in the wiki too: http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Image:Kinetic_wiring_diagram.png

GL!

~M (edited)

Re: 2001 Kinetic TFR turn signals

Cheryl Meadowcroft /

Thanks so much for the response. I will start working on checking all that. I am new to mechanics, but I love my moped and will persevere to get it road legal. Thankfully I can still ride it.

Re: 2001 Kinetic TFR turn signals

No problem, I know it looks a mess at first, but the more You stare at it the more sense it makes lol. It helps to print it out and color all the lines, that makes them easier to follow.

P.S. I'm not sure about the laws in Your state, but most places You don't have to have turn signals, even if Your bike came with them, so You can use hand-signals for now. You do have to be careful with that though, as many drivers are ignorant of what they mean, but It's safest to ride like they don't see you/your signals anyway.

GL

~M (edited)

Re: 2001 Kinetic TFR turn signals

Here's another couple helpful pages form the Wiki. As You can see, the black wire is just grounded to the case, so you can check voltage anywhere between the yellow wire and the frame/any ground. Follow it out, and You will be able to tell at which connection the electricity stops flowing. I'm betting it's something in the head light.

http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Kinetic_CDI_Coil_and_Voltage_Regulator_Mounting

http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Vespa_Kinetic_CDI

Re: 2001 Kinetic TFR turn signals

Cheryl Meadowcroft /

My kill switch & key were disconnected & didn't work at first. Those wires had worked loose. Very short! I am looking for more time to work on it. I will double check my laws. That would be a big help if I didn't really need them. I was actually out one day practicing hand signals in my little neighborhood. LOL. I like the idea of coloring in my wiring diagram. It is tough to follow. The colors don't really seem to all match my ped. And, the owners manual & the one online version are different. I will really try to trace that yellow wire out step by step. Thx.

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