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post #1 of 9 Old 04-30-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Keep loosing electrical power

Went out this morning to warm up the old gal, turned on key everything was normal at this point, fuel pump self tested,, gauges did their thing, head light came on,, pressed the start button and every thing went black!!! no power anywhere.. removed seat,, standing there looking and talking to it,, everything came back on!! Hit the start button,,,solenoid clicks, everything goes black again, standing there looking and talking to it,, everything comes back on!! everything works horn, light, blinkers, gauges
All connections that I can find have been checked 15 times,, It acts like to me,, when a battery terminal is loose and you get the little click but car will not crank! you pop the hood, screw the battery terminal back and forth and get it tight, get back in and it starts!! except everything I can find is tight!!
It all seems to go back to the solenoid, once it clicks, everything goes off, but will come back on at anytime!! Battery is charged!!
Solenoid bad??? any ideas??
Rode yesterday and everything was fine
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-30-2013, 07:20 PM
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My guess is the battery is gone. How old is it? You could take it out and have it load tested.

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I don't know how old the battery is! It was fine yesterday..

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When my battery went out it did pretty much the same thing. It had been on the tender all night so it was fully charged. It's probably just lost enough capacity to turn the starter, but will still power the other stuff for a short time anyway.

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Ok I will have it checked Tomorrow!! Thanks

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+1 to what Mike said. Check battery.

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Battery!!! Thanks guys!!

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Battery!!! Thanks guys!!

Good deal. Batteries are relatively cheap.

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-01-2013, 07:20 PM
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I was going to tell you to check the battery terminals but you already did this. So, the next step would be the battery itself. A bad solenoid wouldn't make everything go black.

Before you replace the battery, you can jump the solenoid with big enough wires and check if the bike actually cranks.

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