The bike was on the work table... I removed the battery and just plugged in the power supply to do some testing for the data system and electronics. Leaving the ignition switch on and doing the testing just kills the battery in a couple hours, so having the power supply lets me go without worrying about the battery.
The trouble happened when I accidently hit the starter button while trying to go into launch mode... The starter relay clicked a few times like when you've got a dead battery and the whole bike shut off and turned on rapidly. Nothing to far out of normal, things just acted like the battery was dead...
Then the smoke happened...
The TVS diode in the cluster melted its way off the board and it's capacitor grew a little as well. That's about when I looked over at the power supply and saw that it had railed itself at 54 Volts. Talk about a shitty way to fail. I'd have been much happier if it just stopped working...
All that said, I found a broken cluster on ebay and replaced the circuit board in the cluster, so that's working again. Also a guy on the ZX10 forum sold me his ECU, harness, Steering damper controller (also fried on my bike), and steering damper for a good price. Hopefully I'll be out of the woods at this point... My power supply is still toast, but I'll deal with that later... for now I'm back to using the battery with a charger attached to it.
HAPPY FUCKING FRIDAY!
Fuuuu..... two more days!
CAN bus engineering on the ZX10 continues. I've successfully decoupled the gauge cluster from the rest of the bike, it's not operating on it's own. I've got some more messages to sort out, but I'm definitely getting somewhere.
Well, good progress was made on the bike. I've got the Motec now programmed to handle traction control adjustments, something I was really struggling with last week. I've also reverse engineered the messaging for the settings mode to adjust the power mode, engine braking, quick shifter, and launch control settings. If I can get the Motec to manage those as well, I'll never have to plug the OEM cluster back in.... which would be pretty cool.
Then there's still bodywork sitting in a box and a few more sensors to install on the bike... tons of stuff still left to do!