Jump Start Goof

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Jump Start Goof

Post by flash60fng » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:32 pm

Got in a hurry to ride with a friend and found out my battery was dead. Jump started the cycle with my old pickup and now I don't get a reading on my voltmeter. Is there a simple solution to get the voltmeter to work or what other electrical part did I mess up? The cycle runs fine with a strong headlight and all other electrical equipment working when I had the dead battery in it after the jump start. Put in a new battery hoping the meter would work but no voltmeter reading. Thanks for your help in advance!!

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Re: Jump Start Goof

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:08 am

The volt meter is protected by a fuse.I think it's #10.Check the fuses and all other equipment.If JUST the volt meter quit and the hazards,trip computer,radio,etc all work OK,it's more likely that the meter quit.Pull it out and measure for volts across the 2 wires that feed it to verify.

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Re: Jump Start Goof

Post by thrasherg » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:29 pm

Jump starting from a car should not harm your electrics.. As mentioned maybe a fuse let up (Just coincidence with your jump starting!).
You should not have damaged anything unless you connected the jump leads up incorrectly!!


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