Aboslutely no power from battery


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Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby drtimm@att.net » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:36 pm



Jusrt installed a new switch control unite on R- handle bar of my 2002 GW. Tried to start the bike to check out the operation of the switches and things got to acting strange. Can't recall to explain all of what happened but, do know what struck me most was a clicking sound behind the relay box beneath and behind the drivers position on the bike. (My seat was off at this time) Had the bike running for a while, turned it off for whatever and tried to start in again. Nothing, no power whatsoever, to ANYTHING, connected jumpers to my car and still have no power to NOTHING. What is going on here, does anyone reading this post have any insight or have had such an experience? Thinking the memory code is screwed up in the ECM so I guess I must take it to the dealer to ck it out, but hate to if I could take care of it on my own. Shallow pockets.

Any insights might save me big bucks. Thanks.

Dennis, Lincoln Ca



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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby salty1 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:43 pm

Bad ground? Did you fry the starter relay? Is the starter switch dirty? I would just start with the easiest thing first. FWIW :?

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:03 am

Placement of the wires on the switch cluster must be exactly in the same position as the original.There's very little room for error.Often wires can get pinched and short to ground.
Loosen or remove the assembly and inspect for flattened or exposed wiring.
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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby drtimm@att.net » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:36 am

The switch assembly comes prewired with it's own wiring harness that plugs into another harness. Can't go wrong there. If there
was a short it would have blown a fuse, which there is no blown fuses, and still there would have been power to the rest of the bike. In this case there is no power beyond the battery, notta.

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:23 am

As a process of elimination,do you still have the original assembly you could hang on the connector(not mounted) to try it?

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby Steve F » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:39 am

Something as simple as loose battery terminals. Tighten the pi$$ out of them. 8-)
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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby wing rider 2012 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:22 am

If you have no power past the battery then either your battery post is loose or Main Fuse A or B is defective. Main Fuse A supplies power to the ignition circuit and Main Fuse B supplies power to the rest of the bike.
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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby drtimm@att.net » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:39 am

Wing Rider. Posts are good, checked both the 100 amp, and 70 amp fuses early in the game. No scorched window as I can see the breaker bars of both and they are good. (?)

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby salty1 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:38 pm

If you have a volt meter, I would check the continuity of fuses. Sometimes the visual test will fool yah. ;)

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby drtimm@att.net » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:03 am

Done that, all fuses are good.

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby wing rider 2012 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:43 am

Main fuse B supplies the power to most of the relays, while Main fuse A supplies power to the "Ignition switch". Check the connector that connects the ignition switch to the wiring harness, it may be loose or have burnt contacts. Beyond this I'm at a loss. You say that when you turn on the ignition switch "nothing" happens, no headlights, tail lights nothing. This sounds like the connector or the switch itself.
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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby drtimm@att.net » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:56 pm

As it turns out Salty 1, was right. Even though I pulled all the fuses to check them out, and all appeared ok, even the 30 amp main the very first one. Today I replaced the main 30 amp and it was blown, giving me the problem.

So I still can't get my cruise (new) set switch to set at the desired speed. In the repair manual trouble shooting chart, I need to check for an open circuit between the white and black wire at the 18 pin connector at the cruise control module and the white four prong speed sensor. Does anyone know where the speed sensor is located. Manual does not say where it is.

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby salty1 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:53 pm

I believe the speed sensor is on the right side in front of the rear brake reservoir. The plug for the sensor may be accessible if the panel below the right pocket is removed. If not, try removing the pocket also. On further reflection, why not remove both? :D

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Re: Aboslutely no power from battery

Postby salty1 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:03 pm

I'm sure you saw this.:?:

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