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Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I went to turn on my bike. Dash lights up and speedometer and fuel needles move through their cycle. When I go to press the starter button all electrical shuts down. I've checked the battery connections and the negative side was a little loose. But still no power. I let it sit for an hour and went to try it again. and the same thing, dash lights up and push the starter switch and it shuts off. I think i hear a click on the right side of the bike where there are a couple of relays. I checked the battery and it shows 12.63 volts. Any idea's? I'm am also running pumpless. As soon as my arm heals from my cancer surgery I will check the fuses.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Do you have a load tester for the battery available. Just because it is reading 12+ volts does not mean a lot. If you have a bad cell your voltage will read fine but not have enough amps to crank.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
mbk wrote:
Do you have a load tester for the battery available. Just because it is reading 12+ volts does not mean a lot. If you have a bad cell your voltage will read fine but not have enough amps to crank.

You have a load tester...

... put the meter on the bike when you hit start, what does the voltage drop down to?
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
If it blew a fuse, the symptoms would change. Just sounds like a VERY bad battery connection, or a very bad battery.

If you have a battery charger with a "start" position, try that.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
G_Conway wrote:


If you have a battery charger with a "start" position, try that.


But we already know he has a meter...

Try starting with the meter hooked up,
if the battery gets drawn down, you know the connections are good and the battery is bad.

If the battery stays good, but the electrical "shuts down", then you know the issue is the connection dropping when a load is put on it, and start checking and cleaning connections.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Well it looks like I need to get a battery. When I put a load on it it drops to 6.7 volts. Im charging the battery now to see if the loose connection had caused the charging system to not charge the battery when I was riding. But I'll probably just order another battery. Thanks for all your help.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
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Well it looks like I need to get a battery. When I put a load on it it drops to 6.7 volts. Im charging the battery now to see if the loose connection had caused the charging system to not charge the battery when I was riding. But I'll probably just order another battery. Thanks for all your help.

My first choice for a battery, and place to order

Yuasa YUAM620BH YTX20HL-BS Battery

No one will ever tell you a Yuasa is bad choice.
This is 310CC, ~ 15% more than the stock one,
and it is not advertised, but due to how they need to ship acid, they usually arrive the next day.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
MidwestMike wrote:
mbk wrote:
Do you have a load tester for the battery available. Just because it is reading 12+ volts does not mean a lot. If you have a bad cell your voltage will read fine but not have enough amps to crank.

You have a load tester...

... put the meter on the bike when you hit start, what does the voltage drop down to?


After many years of dealing with power equipment I'd never tried this approach. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!

Of course I already have a load tester so it's a one button operation. But I'll keep this in mind when it's not handy.

Thanks Mike!

Brad
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
So it looks like it might be the starter relay that is causing my bike to have no power. I've checked both fuses(ignition and main) and all good. I get juice going from the 15 amp fuse for the ignition when I turn the key on. I haven't checked the main fuse but as I said the fuse looks good. I have upgraded cables but should I upgrade the relay to a Warrior one? My bike is an 06 and I don't plan on updating to a Warrior starter just yet. I'm just wondering if I should pay the $20 difference for a Warrior relay.
 
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Re:Electrical Problem 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Well installed the new battery and everything works! Thanks everyone for your help!
 
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