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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Electrical problems

Hi, I laid my Midnight star 950a up for the winter last september, in my warm garage, on a battery tender, now getting it ready for spring
put in fresh fuel, started instantly & running great, however on checking systems I note I now have no horn, or brake lights, or headlights , I checked the fuses they all seem to be OK, are all these items on the same fuse? some one suggested it could be a faulty relay, electrics are not really my thing, if any member has any ideas I would bo most grateful.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 05:37 AM
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Mice? I've had them chew through wires on my snow blower. A heated garage is probably pretty inviting for critters in the winter.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 08:30 AM
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As you can see from the attached wiring prints you have different circuits involved. Look at the bottom of print #1 and you'll see the fuses for the headlight and signal circuits. Since it started your problem is in the wiring between these and the ignition fuse. Maybe a broken wire or corroded wiring junction, possibly even a disconnected plug in lead.

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http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...ring-US-01.JPG

Print #2
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...ring-US-02.jpg

Use the color coding to trace that wire from fuse to fuse. (signal to ignition). You'll need the seat and left side cover off and possibly the tank, but take it one step at a time. Have you had any of these off prior to having problems?

Shop Manual chap 3-43 Checking Fuses
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...anual99-07.pdf

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 07:42 PM
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Good info and suggestions. A thought, did you check the fuse with a meter or just a visual check? You might try substituting it just in case. Not often but sometimes They go bad at the end of the eliment.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Gents, thank you for your swift replies, the machine is only a year old & still under guarentee so as a last resort it can go back to the stealer for repair, thank you fulltilt for the diagrams, I will follow your advice, i'm also looking for mice, also I will check the fuses with a meter instead of visually, all good advice for which I am most obliged.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 07:19 PM
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Petemark,

If it does turn out to be mouse chew or other mouse damage I don't think warrenty will cover it. Your insurance might depending on what you have. My neighbor had some very expensive damage to his car. His insurance covered it.

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