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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Firs issue I've ever had. Seems intermittent. Start bike minutes later bike just goes off. Total electrical shut down. All indicators dead. Turn key off, indicators start to come on (glow), then off, minutes later, turn key on, bike fires up. runs fine for a while, then shuts down again exactly same. Battery terminals are tight.

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Something is loose. If you're 100% sure the battery terminals are tight I would loosen then and tighten them back up just in case. Then I would follow the positive and negative leads to their other ends and make sure those connections are tight. Also check any and all other chassis grounds for loose connections or corrosion.

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Something is loose. If you're 100% sure the battery terminals are tight I would loosen then and tighten them back up just in case. Then I would follow the positive and negative leads to their other ends and make sure those connections are tight. Also check any and all other chassis grounds for loose connections or corrosion.
That's what I thought, but when it shuts down and I pull over, it may still be dead, wait a few minutes, bike hasn't moved and starts up again. I mean NOTHING changed or jiggled.


I've got an extra solenoid sitting around. Might replace it too, but it looks tough to get to. Any ideas how to get at it? Under rubber flap tucked down behind batter and radiator.

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There is a BUSS fuse, get them at Nappa, on the port side (left) of the bike. Follow the positive cable to it. This can cause problems like you describe. About $5-$6 IIRC and takes about 30 minutes in the garage to install.
Search around the forum to find the number and I'll get back and update if I can find it.
If everything is good and tight without corrosion, and your battery is good, this is a good place to look.


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sounds like your breaker is bad. Its behind the battery with a red cover over it. New one from NAPA p/n 782-3116 this there $ 7.00 Vic want twice that amount and will have to order it.
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I have a video on how to replace the circuit breaker.
You can see it here.
You could also inspect your ignition switch for corrosion, if it was intermittent then all your power would be off as well.
So something is causing massive power failure.
The circuit breaker would heat up and open, shutting off all power, then cool down and make contact again. So that could be it.
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Thanks guys! I'll pick one up and see how it goes. Bummer is testing it without breaking down again.

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If it's restarting with nothing getting touched than I would definitely agree with the others on the breaker thing. For 7 bucks it's worth it to swap it out and see what happens, though I think I would keep close to home or have a buddy with a truck follow me for the first road test.

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say if you have a test meter or light hook it up to breaker then heat it up with a hair dryer. Try to heat it up say 10 min or maybe 15 min.
That should tell you

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I'd like to thank everyone for their input.

PaulJP, without your excellent video, I wouldn't have done it my self. Only thing I found different was on my Breaker the bolts were SAE (3/8 I believe), and you didn't mention how many beers it takes.

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Got it in, ran it in garage for 40 minutes, idle, high RPM's, shifted some gears, rocked it, so far so good. True test will come when I get more time and the rain stops.

I've got a spare solenoid which I hear fails a lot too, so after this may attempt it. I'm guessing you get to it same way you get to the breaker.

Only issue I ran up against was the lowers wouldn't go on tight. The clamps kept moving even after full tightened, so I wrapped some rubber electrical tape under them.

Time will tell.... I'll report back later.

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