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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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So i'm riding up the road yesterday and my bike dies. Try to start it and get a clicking sound. The battery is low or dead. Nice. Push it to some apartments and call the roomie. Roomie gets there. We put the cables on and it starts (while the car was off). Then i had to cut the bike off to be able to get the seat on and close the lil tool box. Jumped the bike a 2nd time. Not a problem Started right up. It died while warming up. No prob. Put the cables back on but this time something different happened. EVERYTHING WENT BLACK. No lights, no attempting to start. No nothing. The stator and r/r are only about 5 months old. So no issue there. Took the battery to have it charged. Came back 11 hours later. No nothing.

Possible fuse?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 09:43 PM
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Sure sounds like it!!

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You may have by mistake reversed the cables and burned the fuse. Check your battery ground to the frame.

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You may have by mistake reversed the cables and burned the fuse. Check your battery ground to the frame.

The ground is fine. But when I put on the negative cable on the car the 3rd time I got a big spark. That's what had ME thinking it was a fuse as well. Now the question is; What fuse am I changing?
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Big spark sure sounds like you had the cables backwards! Think the fuse box is behind the left side cover, inside under another cover. 30amp I do believe.

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Correct. Green 30 amp fuse in the box attached to the junction box.

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Thank you Romeo, Niterider, and JM.
Yep, it was the green 30ohm fuse. There was even a spare in there to replace it with.
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Don't forget to replace your spare, may need one again!

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and never trust someone else to hook up the cables on the other end you might have had red on red but thatdont mean the other end was red on red

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