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Well, after 8,000 trouble-free miles, my 55 mile round trip ended at 38 miles. At an intersection I allowed the rpms to get low and she died. Normally not a problem, but when I hit the start button, nothing. Thought I had hit the kill switch, but no it's in the run position. Then I notice there are no lights on the instrument panel. Turn the ignition switch on and off several (well, many) times, and still no lights.

So tomorrow when it's light, gona pull the seat and start looking for loose connections, blown fuses and put the meter on the battery. Yeah, kinda wish now I'd made a bracket for the voltmeter I bought a few months back, but it was more fun to ride.

Any suggestions on where to start?

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Look for blown fuse and broken main battery cables.

Sorry about your trouble. I am going to redo my set up on my volt meter. I am going to use a relay and get my reading from the battery. Now I am getting it from the light circuit and I get lower reading than at the battery.

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[QUOTE=niterider;131419]Look for blown fuse and broken main battery cables.



And all ground connections.


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Look for blown fuse and broken main battery cables.



And all ground connections.
Yeah, gonna do that too. My son and I are taking a horse to a grandson who lives in Villa Ricca this Friday. If I don't get it figured out tomorrow, may load an iron pony in with the other one and come see you!

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Yeah, gonna do that too. My son and I are taking a horse to a grandson who lives in Villa Ricca this Friday. If I don't get it figured out tomorrow, may load an iron pony in with the other one and come see you!
Batteries can go bad all of a sudden, not very often but it does happen.

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If that's al it is, nite, I'll be a very happy man!

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hope its just the battery, bikes should only be allowed to break down in november/ december!

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.. main battery cables.
Loose main cable has appended to me twice. Once due to the dealership testing the battery, but never reconnecting the cable and once on its own, due to movement in the battery. I shimmed the battery hold down bracket to eliminate the movement and put lock washers on the battery cables. So far, so good.


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Most likely a bad connection (hot or ground) or a bad fuse. Could be a bad battery, But they usually give you some warning before they fail completely, unless an internal connection to one of the posts broke. Not likely a serious problem. Were you able to bump start it? Jerry.

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Most likely a bad connection (hot or ground) or a bad fuse. Could be a bad battery, But they usually give you some warning before they fail completely, unless an internal connection to one of the posts broke. Not likely a serious problem. Were you able to bump start it? Jerry.
Trailered it home.

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