Bizarre Electrical Fail


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Magpiemusic
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Bizarre Electrical Fail

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Coming home, gray day, flipped my fog lights on. At the same moment, my bike died. Everything. Dash. Lights. Nothing.
Got her home. Battery is 13.1. Dog bone fuse was replaced and the fuse there is fine. Hit fuses with tester. All seem fine.
This bike has never failed me. So bizarre. I have wiggled the ignition harness. Flipped the kill switch repeatedly.
Thoughts?


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DragonRdr
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Re: Bizarre Electrical Fail

Post by DragonRdr »

Might be a relay if it's not a fuse?
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Rambozo
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Re: Bizarre Electrical Fail

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Have you checked for power anywhere except the battery?
The main fuse in the starter relay is a good place to start. And after you find the problem, you still might have a short in your fog lights to take care of.
Magpiemusic
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Re: Bizarre Electrical Fail

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ImageThis is what I’m seeing.


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