What a WONDERFULLY idiotic way to start a beautiful riding season.
SO. Rode my bike to work today. Nice, beautiful, warm ride in the AM. Pull into work, engage the killswitch and forget to turn the key (never happened before because I lock my wheel). Awhile later I was diggin in me pocket for no real reason and notice my keys aren't there. Didn't even think twice, knew what I had done. Ran out, locked the wheel, pulled the keys, went back to work. Goin to leave, notice bike won't start. Guages, lights, and clock come on for 1/2 a second and blank out. Great. Get some cables and have a friend jump me off. He does successfully. I put the little rubber ( + ) cap back on and put the seat back on.
I go to leave, forget to pull the stand up. Bike dies again. Haven't had time to recharge, so... gotta get another jump. He pops hood, puts his ends on, and I put mine on. Turn the key. Nothing. I mess with the connections, making sure all 4 are snug. Noticing tiny sparks here and there, but nothing out of the norm when regularly moving clamps around. Still nothing. ASfter a few minutes, I look.... and facepalm. I made a few choice words and directed them at myself. I had put MY leads on the battery nackwards. Why? Aside from idiocy, I had put the little rubber ( + ) cap on the wrong post, so when I pulled it off I clamped the + clamp on the - post. Outstanding.
So at the end, I had my bike brought home. It's in my driveway safe, and not in some parking lot. I'm guessing first thing: a fuse has blown. Somewhere. I'm hoping and praying that's all it is, and I didn't blow my ECU (like a fellow forum member did). I need to know what I should do. I know there are fuses under the seat and also under the left fairing. Which set do I look at? What fuse controls this and was the most likely to have blown?
Many thanks in advance to he/she who helps. Still a novice at repairs, but... seems every few months I'm learning more and more.