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    Hi all, I'm Beth... I'm the family geek. I ride a Honda Shadow myself, but lately, I've gotten lazy and like to just cruise on the back of hubby's 2005 Roadstar Silverado. He loves to ride and I like to tag along so it works out for both of us and I can engage in my favorite hobby of not paying attention :-) Right now though, we're grounded because the Roadstar is having a problem, which is why I'm here. It started a few weeks ago when hubs went out for a ride and when he got ready to return, the bike wouldn't start. No lights, no juice, nothing. He traced that to a 30amp fuse that had blown so he switched it out. It was fine for a week or so, then did it again. So now he's backtracking up the electrical system to figure out why the bike won't start... won't start at all now. He checked the Ingitor coil, the battery, the switch, and is out there now testing the stator. But he admits, he's in over his head at this point. Anybody care to point me to the right thread for help?

    Thanks (BTW - I did search... :-) )

  • #2
    Welcome.

    here’s a link to our old site about RS charging systems

    Maybe it’ll get his feet wet in diagnosing the problem.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180223...t/view/18/103/

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    • #3
      Location
      Miles on bike
      Mods to bike
      Any electrical items that have been replaced/added you know of
      How old and what CCA is battery
      Does it crank and not fire
      Can you hear fuel pump energizing
      Does it act like it wants to start or not even a bit
      LET'S RIDE

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      • #4
        tell him to look inside the headlight bucket to see if there is a wire shorting out blowing the fuse. Another place for a shorted wire is inside the left passing light at the back of the light switch in the light housing.

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        • MikeyC
          MikeyC commented
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          Yeppers, what Dave said. Wiggle those wires, don't just look at them.

      • #5
        from Solon, IA

        Lots of knowledgeable folks here. Just keep the details coming in what he's finding and it'll be back on the road again. As Lug Nut said, any other details of the bike such as accessories or recent modifications will help as well.

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