Quit after reverse


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Quit after reverse

Postby mtn_boy1 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:33 am



A friend with a 99 Trike called me last night. Said he put it in Reverse and backed up a little and the whole thing when dead. Asked him to check his dogbone fuse (which was blown). He replaced that but now he has turn sig, dash lights, horn, radio but no headlight or N light. Won't turn over. Where do we look next?


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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:38 am

Give the reverse lever a good jiggle. Shift it in and out of reverse a couple times. If it's partially in reverse, or the cable or switch is slightly out, it can leave the bike dead in that condition.

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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby mtn_boy1 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:17 pm

Thanks Wing. We did that several times last night (because I had read that in the forum somewhere) Do you suggest we keep trying that or look at something else? Maybe we were working it too far? Should we just try shaking it while it is in the 'out' position? If it blew the dogbone fuse, is there a chance it blew something related to the reverse or starter. We checked all the fuses in the box directly above the battery. It looks like there is another box behind that one. I can get the cover off but not out. It looks like relays in there. I know you (and I) don't have reverse on ours but man you sure do know alot :).
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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:23 pm

I have some knowledge on the 1500, but not a huge amount - most what I've gleaned online and from manuals. Anyone else have a suggestion?

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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby Cat M » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:34 pm

This may sound silly but have you checked the battery connections? I went through the same thing with fuses only to find out I had a bad connection to the battery. Also make sure you check the main fuse and I would have to get my manual out to remember where that is but it's not in the box.

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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby mtn_boy1 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Battery was low last night so, we took it out and hooked up a jumpstarter. If by main fuse, you are talking about the 55Amp 'dogbone', we did that. Is there another 'main fuse' somewhere?
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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby trike lady » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:28 pm

There is another fuse for reverse under the seat, it is 65 amps and is dog bone shaped. Look for a plastic cover marked fuse it is similar to the one near the battery in shape with the bone shape fuse.
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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby mtn_boy1 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:20 pm

Just checked that one trikelady. It was good. Anything else? I'm really trying to help my buddy without taking too many body panels off. Thanks y'all.
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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby trike lady » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:51 pm

There's a trio of relays on the right side of the bike between the battery and where the bike shock would be located.
There is also a diode pack that needs to be tested under the right hand side of the trunk( If the saddlebag were present it would be in about that general location, it is supposed to be near the Bank Angle Sensor. Remember to check all associated wiring.
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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby robb » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:47 pm

Don't know if this will help, but when I blew my dogbone fuse it blew both headlamps at same time. That fuse controls the starter so if blown it won't start and also controls relay for headlamp so it will appear dead also. The neutral light is a common issue and a good ratcheting of reverse lever should clean the contact enough to get light back. The only reason that fuse is that large is to handle load for reverse action.

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Re: Quit after reverse

Postby mtn_boy1 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:57 pm

Took me awhile to get back but, my buddy found his problem. 5 Amp fuse in the Relay box beside the main fuse block. Thanks for all your help. Y'all ride safe.


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