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Old 03-11-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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Super enduro with no voltage

Hi guys,

Was thinking of taking the SE out of storage tonight.
I charged my battery and tested it, i was getting 12,56 Volts on it.
I plugged it in the bike,Turn the key and ....nothing! the front light doesnt come on, the dash doesnt light up, no power whats so ever.
Check the handlebar switch ( kill switch ) it was in the correct position.
Then checked the main Fuse ( 30 amp one ) and checked all the other fuses and they are ok.
So weird, bike ran fine before storage, the only thing i did since was disconnect the back blinkers en tag light for a fenderectomy.
I plugged these back thinking i would maybe fix something but no didnt change anything.
Any ideas what to look for
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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Check your ground...make sure you're getting good connection. Clean both ends of the cable and tighten well.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:06 PM   #3
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at 12.56V the lights should come on
it has to the battery cables or the key switch
try tracing volts from the battery on up
to the head
separate issue but if thats all you can get it up to you need a new battery for sure IMO
at 12.6 the solenoid would probably just click
it should be 13.2 to 13.8 to spin the starter fast enough / 13.8 to 14,2 running
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:17 AM   #4
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Thanks will check that out.
Hoping its not the switch
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:59 AM   #5
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What type of battery? OEM or lithium type? Acceptable sitting voltage is different.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:36 AM   #6
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Well its not the original battery ,but its a maintenance free sealed battery.
it was in when i bought the bike fomr the owner.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:42 AM   #7
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From memory, I think there's a large earth cable and 2x small green ones that need to be connected to the battery - sounds like you've not connected one or more of them...
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:04 AM   #8
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thanks i will definitely checked that out tonight....
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:06 AM   #9
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The 2 small greens (into one ring terminal) are grounds for the VR. The bike will still start and run with out them connected,,, just wont charge.

That battery is showing low voltage. It's possible to show voltage on a bad battery but not have any amps.

First determine that the battery is toasted and then move up the line. Have the battery load tested either buy a parts/battery store. You could also connect the bike via jumper cables to a known source (car, truck, etc.) directly to the bike cables and see if you have power.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:47 PM   #10
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I had this once. I made a great job of connecting all my aux ground cables to the battery, but I missed out the main cable tucked away in the dark. I hope it's just that.
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:19 AM   #11
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So i got lucky i was a faulty ground connection.
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