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Wiring issue!!!

PostAuthor: Ddoption » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:09 pm

Hey guys,

So i have a wiring issue my bike left me stranded on the highway. Its a 1987 xv1100. So , i have power on. No kill switch power fuel pump doesnt engage. No turn signals or brake lights. No fuses are burnt i dont know whats going on. Everything was fine bang engine cut out dead on the highway and i cant figure it out yet. Tryinf to test wires with a multimeter and im stumped so far. Anyone have any insight as to what the problem my be. Theres power to the dash fuse boxes with none blown. Killswitch and coils have no power and everything is connected the same as always please help!!!

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Re: Wiring issue!!!

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:29 am

Ddoption wrote: Tryinf to test wires with a multimeter and im stumped so far.


Trying? What were the results? Actually take the fuses out (cluster and main). Check them closely. Beside continuity, barrel fuses can have a tendency to "look", even "test" ok, but apply a tad bit of twisting and the ends can be loose from the glass. The little clip/holders can sometimes also develop little rust spots that prevent contact when the whole thing starts to vibrate. Wire connectors can lose contact when seemingly outta the blue. Definitely can become hair pull'n time.
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Re: Wiring issue!!!

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:45 am

Sounds like a blown main fuse or the battery cables are loose. Check battery cables to be sure they are clean and tight. Both ends of the Ground cable. Make sure you have +12v on the switch side of the main fuse under the seat. The main fuse provides power to the main ignition switch and to the starter relay, the starter relay provides power to everything else. Let us know what you find.
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