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post #1 of 10 Old 04-29-2019, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question No Electrical Power!!!

I have not posted in awhile cause by bike runes awesome.

But today I went to start it & it was turning over & then it had no power, lights - starter or anything.

Checked battery & fuse, but both seem ok.

Any ideas??

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-30-2019, 12:02 AM
 
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check ignition assembly. wiggle the key while checking for lights...wiggle that whole wire harness that enters the ignition assembly while checking for lights.

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Check the battery connections and the battery ground to frame connection. Next have the battery load tested. Sometimes a battery will show 12 volts, but not have enough amps to power anything.

Good info here: https://www.electrosport.com/pages/technical-resources

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check ignition assembly. wiggle the key while checking for lights...wiggle that whole wire harness that enters the ignition assembly while checking for lights.
I did try different things with the key.

I might look through the wires - I did have the wires out of the box behind the headlight, cause i has the left controls out cause the signal switch was not working properly.

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Check the battery connections and the battery ground to frame connection. Next have the battery load tested. Sometimes a battery will show 12 volts, but not have enough amps to power anything.

Good info here: https://www.electrosport.com/pages/technical-resources
I did check battery connections & wires.

The thing is since it was turning over & then nothing was weird.

Unless the battery took a complete crap & dies, its weird - I did not check voltage, I needed to go somewhere so I took my truck.

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I had a battery that died mid ride. Showed 12+ volts, but wouldn't turn on lights, starter, etc. That's why I suggested having it load tested.

Did you check where the ground wire attaches to the frame? Several members have discovered a corroded connection that caused a lack of power.

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Started to start then died, no lights, no starter sound, nothing...
Is there also no horn, no tail light, and no click at the starter relay when you press the button?

Starter button circuit goes from the battery, through the main fuse, through key on/off switch, through the Headlight fuse, to the starter button, then to the low power side of the starter relay.
Starter motor gets its power directly from the battery through the high power side of the starter relay.
Check the main fuse, check the headlight fuse, check the voltage across the battery terminals when mashing the starter button,



you can check the starter relay by putting the trans in N and then shorting the high power side of the relay (use an insulated handle metal tool) and see if the starter motor starts cranking.
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OK so today I checked the battery & it was 12.7V

Turned the key on & had a little power.

Took the battery out to charge & it's messed up!

It shows voltage from 8 v - 17 v!!!
& my charger has a charge percentage & jumps all over the place while charging & before charging it said 12%.

Im going to charge for a few hours & then decide what to do with it.

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OK New Battery = Bike starts

It had a Motomaster Eliminator AGM - found out the guy who owned it before me - bought it - so replaced with same.

$82cad

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Not sure how that price compares to US dollars, but IIRC, the last Yuasa I bought was less than $60.

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