Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Washington State
Liked: 11 times
I'm already a couple steps on top of that. I've been using my service manual pretty much for everything. The only fuse I can find is the main 15 amp fuse and it's good. Cable attach points? Like connectors? And I'm not sure about the battery. I got it and it was dead so I bought a brand new AGM superstart battery and it's worked fine, never installed backwards. The old one could have been installed backwards, but I doubt that is how everything got shorted. And I don't know what would qualify for loose cables. The ignition switch works fine, and is a little wiggly, but not anything bad I don't think, but I have never used a screw driver on it. Earlier I finished inspecting and cleaning all the connectors (that i could find) which includes: everything in the front like headlights, ign switch, handlebar switches, brake light switches, etc. I also cleaned the only connectors I found in the back which were the pulse coil connector, stator connector, and the two individual reverse and neutral switch cables. I also took off the reg/rec connector and it looked the best out of everything else on this thing, making me think it could have been replaced not too long ago. I just left the taillight disconnected as I've heard horror stories of the taillight shorting out CDIs. That's all I have cleaned/found. I also looked at the connectors in the battery box and they seem fine... also there was a group of things completely taped up in blue electrical tape, and I took off the tape and there was a diode, as well as two individual cables, just like the reverse and neutral cables.... is this for accessories and sprayers? and why would they be taped up? Are there any more cables or connectors I should look at?
Thanks for the response!
Last edited by linksg; 07-29-2018 at 10:34 PM.
Reason: spelling correction/clarification