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Old 09-06-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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BIKE is dead. could it be some fuses?

well i have an 03 kawasaki zx6r 636.

so the problem started wen my lights were left on and my battery died. i didnt jump start it till like two days later, it turnd on and i left it on for a while and then drove it, but wen i got back home and i turned it off, it wouldnt turn back on. it had power it just wouldnt crank over.
so i went ahead and tried recharging it, but in the mist of doing that i didnt do something right and i think i blew some fuses, because now the bike has no power at all. but the battery is fully charged


i dont have a volt meter or the owners manual to check it out myself, and i dont have a truck to take it to a mechanic, and i guess i could call a tow truck but i jst wantid to see if there was anyone here that might be able to help me, and make a quik buck before i do call one. or knows any mechanics that come to you(290 hwy 6 area)
well thanks in advance M-H
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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Motorcycles Unlimited might be able to pick up your bike and they are not too far away from that area.

The same thing has happened to me with my zx6r and it was nothing more than the battery. Even tough it registered full charge when checked, it was internally damaged. Put a new battery and the bike didn't hesitate to start.
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When do you wanna take it to the shop.. try Motorcycles Unlimited closest to you ..and best service for the money. Let me know I can help. I got a truck plus the tie downs for the bike. Let me know...
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Even though a batter shows fully charged, it may still only be a static or surface charge.

Yes, it is possible to pop fuses going from a no voltage to full voltage situation, especially when the key is left on and a charging source is introduced.

Remember a bike can be jumped by a car. Do not keep the car/truck running, the charging voltages are alot higher in an auto then in a motorcycle. And Walmart will likely offer a cheaper refill replacement battery for your bike.

A DVOM can be purchased from an autostore or Walmart cheap. A simple 10 dollar one will do for simple checks in the future. A test light is nice to have, but numbers for checked the voltage charge of a battery work best.

You can hook the DVOM to the battery, power/ pwr ground/grnd and try to crank over the battery. Sitting voltage idealy above 12.5 before crank and no lover then 7-9 during crank.
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load test the battery, voltage can b there all day long...

no amps, no start
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Good point; an autostore can do it for free for ya, but I think we already ruled out the battery.
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Good point; an autostore can do it for free for ya, but I think we already ruled out the battery.

ive been trying a couple of things, its definatly not the battery. i bought a new one, charged it and yup, absolutely nothing, no lights at all turn on.
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ive been trying a couple of things, its definatly not the battery. i bought a new one, charged it and yup, absolutely nothing, no lights at all turn on.
checked the terminals/cables/grounds?
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let's all of us ride over there and help,lunches will be provided by owner,i'm bore !!!! just j/k
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let's all of us ride over there and help,lunches will be provided by owner,i'm bore !!!! just j/k
2003 it's 5 yrs old battery,needed new 1
pizza will be ordered and cold beer on the fridge if any one decides to come....nah bro its not the battery, i put in a new one already.

but i guess i will head out as soon as my bro gets here with my car to go out and try to find a Vmeter

its such a good day to ride, i cant belive im stuck at home
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well i have an 03 kawasaki zx6r 636.



Buy a new battery
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any 1 will ride in this help ????
Tarracing,look in your owner manual and may find a "main" fuse !!!
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ha its times like this that i see why ive spent thousands and thousands of dollars on tools and equipment

but, its all at work
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Goldwing has a major main fuse near the battery.


I would imagine all bikes have something similar.

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I would start with checking all the fuses. Too bad its Sunday, cause if it was Tues-Sat i would grab the manual at work and let you know what all to check
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