Sudden power failure at highway speed. No fire


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Tshoemaker74401
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Sudden power failure at highway speed. No fire

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While riding at highway speed, my 98SE suddenly shut off like the stop switch was turned off. Now everything powers up but no response from starter. If you jump across solenoid starter will crank but no fire. For the past year I've noticed the main power switch box would get extremely hot while riding but never had an issue. Ideas?


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Re: Sudden power failure at highway speed. No fire

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Test the kill switch.
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Re: Sudden power failure at highway speed. No fire

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or the fuel pump is faulty, or the bank angle sensor is faulty
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Test all of the fuses in the panel with a test light.
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Tshoemaker74401 wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:41 pm For the past year I've noticed the main power switch box would get extremely hot while riding but never had an issue.
Not sure what you mean by this.

Great suggestions so far. Maybe kick stand switch? Would be a non-issue if failure continues while in neutral.


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