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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new to the site and am looking for help with a new electrical issue my bike developed yesterday. It's a 97 VMax and usually runs like a champ. While going through the start up process yesterday everything was working as it should. Lights on, carbs filling etc... When I touched the start button... everything died! Now zero electrical anywhere. I've checked all the fuses including the main, and they all test good.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 03:40 PM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 04:24 PM
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Everything starts at the battery. Any corrosion or loose clamps?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Checked the battery and connections. All is good there, fully charged. Should at least run the lights...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 04:58 PM
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Sounds like a non connection, fuse or relay problem. I'd start following the red wire from battery with a test light. Also would try a jumper wire from neg. Post on battery to a clean bolt on frame. That should rule out the neg. side. Any bulging in the rubber of the wires indicate corrosion.
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I'm useless, but welcome from Bend, Oregon. Lots of knowledgeable riders on this forum......I got in on a day they weren't checking credentials. Best of luck.

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