Circuit breaker


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Lumpy1972
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Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:33 am



The wiring to the starter relay were off when I got the bike. There are two large red wires that go to what looks to be a circuit breaker under the seat. Where do these connect?



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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by DaveO430 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:48 am

There are not supposed to be 2 large red wires under the seat. What do they go to on the other end?

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:28 am

That’s the problem they connect to what looks like a cucuit breaker and go down to the starter relay but are not connected. The device under the seat is a small metal can with two studs.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 am

This is an aspencade and have not seen anything on the drawings for a curcuit breaker. Also I am only showing about4 volts on my yellow/ red wire some relay is not picking.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 am

Sorry I misspoke. The device is on the gas tank by the fuse block.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by DaveO430 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:14 pm

Lumpy1972 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 am
This is an aspencade and have not seen anything on the drawings for a curcuit breaker. Also I am only showing about4 volts on my yellow/ red wire some relay is not picking.
What I should have asked more plainly is what exactly is it connected to? There is no circuit breaker from the factory but who knows what someone has done. If it is connected to both sides of where the main fuse is supposed to be it's simply someone bypassing the main fuse with a circuit breaker.
I assume you mean 4v at the Y/R wire when you push the start button? Could simply be the start switch is dirty.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:26 pm

Is not connected to anything at this point. The wires are covered and run under a bracket appear to be factory. The clutch switch was bad and I replaced that but when you push the start button the lights dim but the voltage to yellow red is 4 volts and of course does not pick relay.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:27 pm

Also spark plugs have no fire. If I take positive to relay starter will engage and turn motor.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by DaveO430 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 pm

Lumpy1972 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Also spark plugs have no fire. If I take positive to relay starter will engage and turn motor.
If you are only getting 4v to the starting system it could be the ignition system is not getting enough voltage to fire.

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:46 pm

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Re: Circuit breaker

Post by Lumpy1972 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:13 pm

Well after chasing the owners work and getting a few new parts and still no luck I began tear down of faring and center console to start the tracing of wires. At that point I discovered a wiring bundle with bare corroded wires stealing my power and keeping this thing from going. I will keep you updated and see what comes of this.



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