My 1995 VN750 USA model is giving me a headache as of late. It's starting to feel more like a project bike than my daily commuter. Here's what I've got going on and what I've done to test.
Issue: Turning the ignition switch to ON does nothing as far as lights as concerned. I don't have the lights under my speedometer, neutral, front running lights, and the tail light isn't lit. When bike is running, (yes, it cranks up wonderfully), the head light doesn't come on either, high or low beam. I have no horn noise when depressing the switch. My hazard lights all come on when depressing the switch.
-Tested voltage at battery, it's good, over 12.
-Tested voltage with bike running, higher than bike not running.
-Made sure ground screw on battery was tight, and it is.
-Pulled every single fuse out of the junction box and tested continuity to ensure that fuses weren't blown. All fuses, even spares, check out fine. Put fuses back into box and pressed down firmly.
-Pulled off gas tank. Pulled apart every single dang electrical plug connector, cleaned connections, packed with dielectric grease, and put back together. Most of my connections were already good from when I've done this before. Made sure nothing was getting squished.
-Called my dad. Removed top left fuse in junction box and headlight fuse. Made a jumper wire and connected positive terminal on battery directly into junction box where the fuse blades go in. All my running lights came on, lights up on speedometer, neutral, etc all came on. Tail light also on and lights up bright when front brake is pulled. If I apply directly to headlight fuse spot, headlight comes on.
-So, we figured that my junction box was bad. So I got with a vn750 member and got another one. It arrived here last week. Replaced junction box tonight. No change.
Got my Clymer's manual out and just poured over the diagrams. Tested W/R wire coming from battery positive terminal that goes into the junction box for the main fuse. Getting 12.-something volts here. Connected plug to junction box. I'm getting voltage on the bottom half of the connector but not the top 3 wires, blue and two other wires. I don't know if I should be getting voltage there or not with the bike not running.
At this point I'm at a loss. What else should I be attempting to do at this point? I have a multimeter and some patience and at this point in time I'm just lost.
I need an electrical guru to help me out, please.