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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Greblins Strike Yet Again

ok, I know I parked my bike in good running order back in December. I just climbed out of the garage from trying to start the bike. The wierdest thing happened though. I knew the battery was week from lack of riding and my wife didn't start it for me while I have been away. So I put the battery on the charger for a couple of hours while I did other honey dos. I then unhooked the charger and turned the key to on...that is when the gremblins struck. The lights al started blinking...headlight, tail light, turnsignals and dash lights. They are all in time with the turnsignal flasher. I then unplugged the flasher and all lights quit working. and to top it all off... The bike won't even attempt to start...even applying strieght voltage to the starter. Any thoughts?
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... im lost for words can u restart the day and see what happens? so if u conect the negitive terminal of the charger to a ground and the positive to both sides of the cylinoide u get nothing?? not even a turn of the starter? what about the fuse block oare all the connectiors look good (corosion free) the only electrcal gremlin i have had besides the stator is my ground wire from the battery to the frame on the frame side the connector just fell off the frame good luck with this and its the wifes fault for not starting it or if she did start it its her fault for attemting to start it while u were gone...

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Electrical stuff is not really my forte, slim. My only thought is have you tried jumping it with another battery?


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geeze slim.... your screwed!! hahaha thats crazy..
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The headlight should not come on until you after you hit the starter.

Is is possible some small furry creature made a home in your bike somewhere and nibbled on some wiring?

I'd check the ignition switch right after I checked all the wires and fuses.

You may have a poltergiest not a gremlin.............


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Well I found the problem...well two problems...first off the wife dropped the bike and turned on the 4 way flashers when picking it back up and didn't know how to turn them off. The headlight was coming on because I have bypassed the RLU...the second problem as Knifemaker suggested was a bad connection inside the ignition switch...I still need a new battery though...I am going to have to wait till next year for that though...
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Glad that your wife fest up to having dropped the bike. Lucky you easily found what was wrong,shows you how fast a bike can go to HELL in just a few months. Well the next time you come home hope it starts up neice and easily. These bike just do not like to sit and not be ridden. Will be waiting to hear from you when you really and finally come back to the states.

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My initial thought was that someone messed with it. Sounds like a simple fix in the switch. Good luck.

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well i miss understood my wife...she said she was moving it and it started to fall and she caught the bike, while catching it the 4 way button got depressed.
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