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  • Strange Electrical Anomaly

    So the bike has been running awesome but something strange just happened.. I fired it up back at the house after taking it for a brief ride, let it idle for a minute, hit the killswitch and right after the engine shut off the bike lost all electrical power, the key was still on but the lights and everything else went dead.

    I was like wtf, took the seat off and checked the battery terminals which are clean as a whistle, didn't really do much to the battery but tap it with my finger, turned the key off and back on and still no electrical power whatsoever, then all of a sudden it came back on and appears to be working fine again.

    Just wondering what could cause something like this to happen? I just replaced the starter relay but it's not an OEM one, not sure if that would have anything to do with this, at first I thought it blew a fuse but it wouldnt have come back on if that was the case?

    For the record it has never lost power like this while riding, this is the first time it's happened

  • #2
    Make sure the other end of the negative wire from the battery is also grounded tight and properly.

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    • #3
      My '02 did that a couple of times. I never did figure out what was happening. Never happened while I was riding luckily.

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      • #4
        I'd be careful with those aftermarket relays. I had one and tried to crank the bike when I was working on it. Didnt start so I was walking away from it with the key off and the bike started cranking over by iteself. Had to disconnect the battery to stop it. It also fried my starter as well. Those relays do transfer power throughout the bike as well. Not just for starting.

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        • Ironman
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          +1 on avoiding cheap relay. I'm not alone in getting *burned* by one of those.

      • #5
        Just remember "ALL" voltage goes thru the starter relay. SO to your question about the aftermarket relay, Yes it could be the issue.

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