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    Removing fuses

    Today for the first time ever, my bike wouldn't start. Lights came on, everything sounded and looked OK, until I pressed the start switch, and was met with a stony silence.

    I checked a few things and thought I would check the fuses before anything else. This is where I got stuck and would appreciate your help.

    I could not open the fuse box, nor the main (master?) fuse.

    So I thought I'd come to you all to ask "how do you open the fuse box?"

    Eventually the bike did start, though I did find a dead fuse in the SAE connector. That one I can replace. Not sure why this might have stopped the bike from starting though.

    Thanks all.

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    By ‘SAE connector’ are you referring to a connection for a battery tender?
    If so, that fuse means nothing for starting the bike. Although it may be a clue that by moving things around the battery allowed the bike to start. You may have a loose battery connection. Check and clean your connections to the battery. Typically a loose connection will allow enough power to light the instrument cluster and such, but not enough to activate the starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    By ‘SAE connector’ are you referring to a connection for a battery tender?
    If so, that fuse means nothing for starting the bike. Although it may be a clue that by moving things around the battery allowed the bike to start. You may have a loose battery connection. Check and clean your connections to the battery. Typically a loose connection will allow enough power to light the instrument cluster and such, but not enough to activate the starter.

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    Thanks Jt105. Yes, that is the connection I was referring to.

    Any suggestions on getting the normal fuses out?

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    If the main fuse was fried, absolutely NOTHING would come on. Did you look in the owner's manual for directions on removing the fuse lid?

    I agree with jt105 about checking the battery connections because sometimes just a tiny bit loose is enough to make the starter not work although everything else would work properly. It would be a good idea to disconnect the cables, clean the terminals and cable ends, grease with dielectric grease then reconnect.
    Last edited by DirtFlier; 16th January 2019 at 10:35.

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    I bet your problem is battery or kill switch or side stand switch related.

    Initially check the battery status and that the battery terminals are firmly connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    Any suggestions on getting the normal fuses out?

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    I do remember opening the fuse box when I got the bike to make sure I had the correct style of fuses for spares in my tool kit. I remember that it wasn’t to difficult to take the cover off, but had to take care to put the cover back on.
    I usually use a small pair of needle-nosed pliers that have teeth at the end. They work wonders for pulling and inserting fuses. The little plastic fuse puller that comes with a pack of spares will work, but I find that pliers work better.

    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    Thanks Jt105. Yes, that is the connection I was referring to.

    Any suggestions on getting the normal fuses out?

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    The so-called tool kit which came with the bike has a fuse puller in it. It does work and works very good. The first fuse I would inspect is the bottom left 15amp fuse. To get the cover off, I just use a flat head screwdriver and insert at the top of the lid, pry down a little, pull back and the cover comes off.
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    Did you need to remove the battery to get the lid off the fuse box? I didn't see anything in the owner's manual to show how to remove the lid. The illustrations about the main fuse didn't help me much either. I don't think that's the fault of the manual though.

    Everything is working OK today, but will clean the battery terminals as suggested.



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    I’ve taken the fuse box cover off before. Did not need to touch the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    ... "how do you open the fuse box?"...
    Push down with a screwdriver (where the red arrow is) or squeeze the lid between your fingers and pull out the lid.


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