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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2008, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replaced Handlebars and bike won't turn on!!

I broke a handlebar during a light fall and just got done replacing it. AFter the fall, everything would power on and run perfectly. I just got done replacing the handlebar, and now I have no power! Half way through the project, I tried to turn it on, and just got a faint signal from the headlight. Now that I'm done, no power at all. What could this be!!?
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Ya might have pinched a kill switch or electrical wire somehow. Maybe a connector isn't fulled engaged. It has to be something from the fall and replacement......check all wires with a voltmeter to ensure they are getting power.
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okay I will. It's not from the fall, because It powered up and drove back fine after the fall. Which wires would I have the check that would be able to cut all power?? Maybe something to the ignition?
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Okay I played with the wire running to the ignition, and I got very faint power, but the display did not come on; I just got flashing from my alarm led and a faint headlight
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although it worked immediately after the fall......the fall may have damaged something electrically while still keeping a good contact. The replacement of the handlebars could have disruppted the damaged contact
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I think you are right, because the ignition seems solid. Is there anything in particular on the left side handlebar that could cut power to the whole bike?
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I think you are right, because the ignition seems solid. Is there anything in particular on the left side handlebar that could cut power to the whole bike?

That's a good question....maybe someone else will chime in.

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you sure the battery is charged up? battery connections are solid and clean?
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got it guys, thanks!
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what was the solution?
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It ended up being the battery. I thought it wasn't because it suddenly went from having power to have absolutely none; I mean the gauges wouldn't even turn on. But perhaps the fall damaged it or maybe I left the bike on while working on it by accident. Either way, I tested it with jumper cables, and it started right up!
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It ended up being the battery. I thought it wasn't because it suddenly went from having power to have absolutely none; I mean the gauges wouldn't even turn on. But perhaps the fall damaged it or maybe I left the bike on while working on it by accident. Either way, I tested it with jumper cables, and it started right up!
sooo... what, you replaced the battery?
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