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post #1 of 17 Old 10-20-2018, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Help. Electrics cut off.

I'm riding in turkey right now. Im riding a 2003 DL1000. We stopped for a sec to ask directions, turned off the bike and when we turned it back on, NOTHING. Turn the key and the dash doesn't do anything. The bike won't start either. The fuses are ok. The battery is full charged. I just had a cracked radiator repaired in Greece. Could a loose connection to the instrument panel cause this? It night now are will attempt to fix in the morning but am really stumped right now. Any suggestions from you people in Stromtrooper world. Thanks

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Side stand all the way up? lockout switch on clutch? Tip over switch under seat? Sounds like one of these to me...

Missed the dash doesn't light up part the first time I read it...humm.
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It has me baffled. No power to the dash.

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I'm thinking bad ground or corroded connector. Large connector left front side up behind plastic. At least that is where you will find on gen-1 650's.
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Is this the connection to the dash you're talking about?

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Is this the connection to the dash you're talking about?

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In this image its the thing hanging down behind the left turn signal with the black boot over it. Pull back the boot and look for burnt within one of the pins inside the white connector.

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2 quick checks right off the bat--make sure your battery terminals are tight and...look at 30A the fuse in the starter solenoid., it's often overlooked. Next stop is the ignition switch and its connector. An inexpensive 12V testlight will help you find the issue, provided you can use it. You say the battery is fully charged...but has it been checked?
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...I just had a cracked radiator repaired in Greece....
Good advice above. Another place to perhaps check would be the connectors on top of the radiator, but this would entail removing the tank plus the airbox. Take when replacing the airbox, sensors and hoses, as they could cause other problems, if not done correctly.
FWIT, if a test lamp or multimeter not handy, is not available, make your own with a indicator bulb, bulb holder, two longish lengths of insulated wire and a croc-clip to attach to battery terminal.
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The battery is 12.6 V. All the connections seem good, as are the fuses. I messed with the ignition and got it to power up a couple times, dash and fuel injection. Checked all switches also. Hit the starter button. I got a click and all power went out. I duplicated this four times, but have trouble getting the power on at the switch. ????

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WANDRR, you can have 12.6v battery voltage...but that doesnt mean the battery has the amperage capacity to operate the electrical system. Likewise, you can charge a battery for however long you like, but if the battery cant accept the charge, cant hold a charge, or cant provide the necessary current capacity, it's all for naught.
It literally all starts with with load-testing the battery.
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