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no battery power

Post by herrick » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:10 pm

have a 1500 91 goldwing I have no elect power when key turn on battery is charged . any ideas ?

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Re: no battery power

Post by Fatwing Chris » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:58 am

Have you checked the fuses?Gotta start with the easy stuff.
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Re: no battery power

Post by Dogsled » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:16 am

Had this happen once......loosened the battery connections and tightened them back up. The only reason I bring up this issue was my battery was also fully charged, somehow vibration or some how something interfered with the cotact at that point and my bike was dead. Go figure, I got no idea what happened.
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Re: no battery power

Post by artgrantz » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:38 am

Check the main fuses, clean and tighten the battery cables. I had a bad battery that would read 12 volts but would not start the bike so it may also be the battery.
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Re: no battery power

Post by redial » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:04 pm

While you are on the simple stuff, take the battery to the local battery seller, and have them test it. Sometimes, it will look okay, but as soon as a load goes on, it will turn up its toes - but nothing visible.
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Re: no battery power

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:56 pm

Sometimes there can be loose connections that you can't even see. The cable inside the battery cable (especially where it is crimped into the connector that screws onto the battery) can break, causing an intermittent outage. The battery itself can have a connector break inside, causing a dead battery or intermittent dead battery. I know of a guy on a 1200 riding on a bumpy road up to Alaska who was stranded for a couple days when this happened to his battery.

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Re: no battery power

Post by cycletraderman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:27 am

Seen several of these. Could also be the relay connection off of the battery. it is the starter relay I think. Look just to the right of the battery and follow the large pos cable to the relay and then exercise the connection. There is a fuse under the wire connection with about 4 wires going to it. worked both times for me on different bikes. see below where I copied and pasted another response. There is a pigtail that plugs into the starter relay. This gets corroded, and needs to be removed and cleaned. it is sometimes hard to remove because of the corrosion. BTW they are selling replacement pigtails for this on ebay if yours is damaged, or you screw it up removing it.

Here is what the replacement pigtail looks like. They are about $6.

This is what it plugs into. This connection evidently controls power through the ignition switch.

Check the fuse just to the right of the battery that is in same housing as starter relay(round relay with wires coming off of it) It should be a 30amp blade fuse...Same thing happened to me this summer...make sure switch is off when u check it if battery is connected and has juice....

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