Fuses 6 to 13 are good but no power - HELP!


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Fuses 6 to 13 are good but no power - HELP!

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I have a "new to me" 2004 Goldwing with a surprise electrical issue. Removed the seat to replace the passenger headset pigtail (passenger microphone not working). Must have jiggled a short cause now no radio, fuses 6 to 13 are visually good but no power. All other fuses are good. Not sure if main fuse B is good - how do you test? Could a relay be dead, how do you test them? Bike will not even try to start.
Help is greatly appreciated. Glenn








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Re: Fuses 6 to 13 are good but no power - HELP!

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When playing with wiring, do you remove the negative battery terminal first? If not, you should. Just for the time it takes, remove the negative terminal for fifteen minutes. When you then reconnect it, perhaps the problem will have gone away. It is like pressing a reset button.
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Re: Fuses 6 to 13 are good but no power - HELP!

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I ended up pulling the battery. The prior owner said it was brand new so I thought it wasn't the problem. Well the battery was almost dead.
I charged it overnight and put it back in. All the fuses work and it started right up. The bike sat for 7 days and was last rode about 5 hours. The alternator showed voltage going up while idling. Something is draining the battery while it was sitting last week. The owners manual said to trickle charge the battery if sitting for 2 weeks. Do you have to keep them on trickle charge all the time?
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Sitting for one week should not be a factor for a good battery but if you are going to let it sit for a longer period than I recommend a battery maintenance unit such as the brand Battery Tender. Worth the money to keep your battery in ready to ride condition. A new battery can be
defected as sitting for only one week should not cause your battery to be drained.
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Re: Fuses 6 to 13 are good but no power - HELP!

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Thanks for the response. I took the battery to the auto parts store after fully charging it and it tested good. So battery is not the problem.. Now to top things off, it stalls when shifting from neutral into 1st gear (kickstand up). Clutch handle gives no tension and I have to reach down with my hand to move shift back to Neutral. Reverse works - so at least I can back it into the garage. Can't figure out how the battery glitches would cause the clutch to act up. Made an appointment with a Honda dealer to drop it off on Friday to straighten the bike out. Hate missing perfect riding weather!
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Well you have power if you have reverse, please post what the dealer finds to be your trouble as it would be good information for all, Thanks.


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