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Old 10-16-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Bike wont turn on(dead.)

I had a clicking sound when I tried to turn the bike over to go for a ride today, wouldn't start; sounded like the battery was dead or perhaps the starter was bad. Tried hooking up my boat battery for a jump and the damned thing arced when I hooked up the cables, and now I'm getting nothing. The tach wont even light up or anything when the key is in the on position, did I just make an expensive error? Any help would be much appreciated please!
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:12 PM   #2
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Sounds like you had a flat battery, and now have a blown fuse to go with it.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:29 PM   #3
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I checked all my fuses, and the battery isn't flat, voltmeter is reading at 14v. Maybe I'm missing a fuse?
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:50 PM   #4
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Sounds like you hooked the cables up backward.

Might now have a blown main fuse on top of the bad battery you likely had.

Recharge and test (or just replace) the battery, and use a multimeter to check for continuity across all the fuses.

Main fuse should be a 50a
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:40 AM   #5
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Checked the main fuse. Looks good, no scorching.
Battery tested positive on the voltmeter. Is it possible I fried the computer?
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:17 AM   #6
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I checked all my fuses, and the battery isn't flat, voltmeter is reading at 14v. Maybe I'm missing a fuse?
The battery reads 14 volts while the bike is off? that doesn't sound right
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:01 PM   #7
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Just to clarify, you checked the battery with nothing attached and have 14v?

Also, did you check for continuity across the main fuse? If not, pull it out and check it, it’s number 1 on this diagram. It’s all by itself, can’t miss it.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/61...N.html?page=79
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:45 AM   #8
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Main fuse looked good, didn't check it for a current. Work has had me busy so no time to tinker.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:58 PM   #9
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Got a new fuse on the bike, now I am on to a continuous clicking, the tach cluster had lit up after replacing the fuse , I tried to turn the engine over and it got a click, and now when I turn the key on the tach cluster won't light up and there is a continuous clock from the area by where my battery sits.��*♂️
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:01 PM   #10
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Battery volts? Sounds dead.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:49 PM   #11
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gas in tank?
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:56 PM   #12
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I'm certain that it is the starter relay that needs to be replaced at this juncture.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:27 PM   #13
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And now I'm stumped, just replaced the starter relay, no change same continuous clicking noises. And also I think someone put the wrong battery in the bike because I can't get the seat to close back down.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:56 AM   #14
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Pictures would go a long way in determining what kind of craziness is going on here.

14v on a completely unhooked battery shouldn’t be happening. Is it a cheap multimeter that is lying? I would still have the battery tested, any auto part store should be capable of doing this.
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:16 AM   #15
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... same continuous clicking noises.
That noise generally comes from the starter relay and is a symptom of battery voltage collapsing.
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:46 AM   #16
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I would say bad battery also. Try checking the voltage while you're hitting the start button. My guess it drops to less than 8.... meaning bad battery.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:44 PM   #17
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Before you had the problem did your red light flash on tacho for immobiliser ? I had a dead bike all I could get was a click click near the battery it was the relay but what it really was....was a broken ignition wire stopping the bike reading the key and disconnecting the immobiliser....it might not be but worth checking out
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