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post #1 of 34 Old 05-27-2017, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Weird electrical issue

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After charging my battery I dont have any power left.
When I turn the key, I have only ALL lights working..
So no fuel-pump pre turning, no click, no neutral light, no km (mile) reading, no clock, no fuel .. nothing.

Could it be that I changed the + and - and thus emptied my battery or do I miss something?

I checked it earlier this morning and everything was fine and ok. Then I charged it a little and later this day its completely dead. The lights (low-high) are working, signal is working but thats really all.

What is wrong whit my bike, has anyone a clue?

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post #2 of 34 Old 05-27-2017, 01:58 PM
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Hi Japiooo how did you charge the battery did you remove any cables and or the battery, I will take a guess and say you have blown a fuse or 2 check under the battery tray there is a fuse there and also under the ashtray good luck Craig

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I charged it with ythe battery in the bike; there's a cable that I can use to connect a charger. I use a very small charger to keep the battery charged.
Today I'll check the fuses and will remove the battery. Pia job...
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also check the clutch switch start in N without touching the clutch lever

if anything goes wrong check the battery
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Thx for your input!
I have checked all fuses and they are all okay.
Have replaced the 30A mainfuse but still the same. I am checking the battery now but for now it seems ok, but will replace it when I can.

Bit dissapointed though..
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I want to figure out if by battery is causing this, so I want to jumpstart the bike whit a car battery.
It just seem impossible to hook on the jumper cables, is there a way to to this?
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I want to figure out if by battery is causing this, so I want to jump start the bike whit a car battery.
It just seem impossible to hook on the jumper cables, is there a way to to this?
Have you tried bump starting the bike, as you only need ignition on and voltage. It will bump start better in second, but the bike has to be rolling to select second.

Yes you can jump start the bike easy enough, but "the bike Has to be out of gear" as your going to be bypassing all the safety lock outs.

Take the battery cover off, fasten the negative cable to the foot peg hanger, turn the ignition switch to ON, and press the Positive red cable against the starter cable bolt on the side of the battery tray behind the rubber cover. The engine will now spin over and should start.
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Thanks @ninjayorkie.
I'll try this tonight or tomorrow, seems easy enough. I have a car battery available.

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If the battery has juice I'd suspect the side stand switch or the clutch switch
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Jumpstarting with a car battery is not a good idea. It can provide far more current than a motorcycle battery, could damage the voltage regulator, alternator, burn wires, etc. If you suspect the bike's battery have it load tested.

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Jumpstarting with a car battery is not a good idea. It can provide far more current than a motorcycle battery could damage the voltage regulator, alternator, burn wire, etc. If you suspect the bike's battery have it load tested.
Doing it the way I said, the car battery is only used to turn the starter motor, and goes nowhere else, as the starter solenoid is not made.
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Well it didn't worked out as I hoped. The engine crancks but does not start. I suspect the ECU to be defective.
I'll get me a new battery just to be sure.
When I replace the ECU are there things I need to check or it is plug and play?

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You need to make sure you get the right ECU for your bike as there are different ones for different years.

If the engine cranks but does not start, before replacing the ECU (not cheap) check the Cam position sensor, and the timing rotor pick up.

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There are other fuses scattered about. Check the ECU fuse near the Fuse/junction box, there are also two fuses in the battery tray, one for the headlights easy enough to spot, but the main fuse is hidden under the black rubber cover of the starter solenoid.

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There are other fuses scattered about. Check the ECU fuse near the Fuse/junction box, there are also two fuses in the battery tray, one for the headlights easy enough to spot, but the main fuse is hidden under the black rubber cover of the starter solenoid.
That ECU fuse, where is it located?
I checked all fuses under the tank-cover and the main fuse under the battery tray you mentioned. They are all ok.
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