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I am not sure exactly what caused what, but the sensor that goes into the tank had a slight seep and there were some bare wires.

I noticed a problem when I blew the fuse that handles the tach, signals etc. a couple of times. I had the tank up and noticed that one of the wires going into the sensor was bare. The rubber and insulation was mostly gone that covers the bottom of the sensor. It looks like it got a little hot under there.

I am not sure if the wire and the fuel caused an almost-fire or whether the heat and fuel caused it and that melted the insulation.

Just thought I would post this so everybody might check under their tank for leaks or bare wires. I'd hate to see any Monsters go up in flames....

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hi Garrick, glad that you didn't go up in flames! if it turns out that the nut to the sensor has cracked, i have aftermarket billet aluminum nut that can replace it. this happened on my Pongo (97 m900) and i had to buy $90+ sensor to get a "new nut". i since found a source for the aluminum nuts.

good luck,
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Thanks, but I had to buy a sensor anyway. The electrical was all messed up. The new sensor has been upgraded to an aluminum nut. Guess they found out what you did...
 
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Garrick, my fuel sender unit shorted out about a year and half ago. it was one of the early stages of my s4's warranty woes. mine didn't leak but the potting used to seal it was completely melted and the rubber boot was slightly deformed, it caused the wiring harness to short out. my leak came from the tank hinge instead. ;D every dealership i've taken my S4 claims there's nothing wrong with it even though i've experienced overheating on more than 10 seperate occasions and one dealership owner actually witnessed the bike overheat. ::) the last time i took it in for overheating (three days after picking it up after it sat for nearly 5 months for warranty service) the dna dealer rep at cycleriders of longwood florida refused authorization to address the overheating problem due to me having a powercommander installed. i've since removed the powercommander and returned the airbox to stock and have experienced overheating twice so will be taking it back once again. i've been busy finding a job so i have put the S4 on the back burner but i'll be a monkey on dna's back again soon enough.
 

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Maybe I need to look for some fireproof shorts....
 
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