I rinsed the dust off my ‘16 650 with a garden hose before heading to town. About 1-1/2 miles from the house it died on me while cruising about 35mph. I had no time to diagnose it before my appointment so I left it on the side of the road and took my truck to town.
During my appointment I was of course mentally diagnosing the problem. I considered the clutch switch and side stand safety but remembered the fuel pump wasn’t cycling with the ignition. I now suspected the ignition fuse had blown.
Upon my return I pulled the seat and found the ignition fuse was indeed blown. I had previously wired my USB port into the aux plug which is part of the ignition circuit. Figuring I had shorted the USB port when rinsing the bike (I neglected to close the waterproof cover), I disconnected it and installed the spare fuse. The bike fired right up.
My next project will be running a separate circuit to my pc8 for the USB port. Using the aux port turned a minor inconvenience of a failed charger into a dead bike. You all might want to take this into consideration when installing accessories.
Last edited by wingstrom; 02-03-2018 at 01:42 AM.