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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Bike totally dead...

Hi Guys - a bit of help would be appreciated.

Took bike for quick, stop /start ride on Saturday - all fine. Got all dressed-up for long run Tuesday night....but bike now totally dead - no ignition sequence on dash - screen totally greyed-out - nada. Thinking battery was dead, got new one sent overnight - but exactly the same result....nothing !!

Any ideas ? I've checked all the fuses & even dug-out and read alarm/immobiliser instructions just in case it had kicked-in when I disconnected the old battery...

Any thoughts/similar experiences gratefully recieved.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
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Check the negative battery lead. Not on the battery, but where it is grounded. Double check it

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And you tested the new battery you bought to be sure it was fully charged?

You installed the battery correctly? It is very easy to mix up the + and -. Happens all the time.

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Checked new battery & eventually got it in the right way...heven't checked grounding on
negative yet tho - thanks will try that.

Any other thoughts welcome - really bugging me & great weather - ARRGH !!
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 05:26 PM
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When you checked the fuses did you also check the recharge fuse found under the seat? It's separate to all the other fuses.

If that fuse goes your battery will run flat very quickly while the bike is running and the bike would indeed appear dead the next time you try start it. Happened to me - the bike went around the block then died completely. Replaced the fuse and got a new battery and problem was solved. Perhaps you have a similar issue.
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Thanks - yes, tried that as well - what I think (according to the user manual) is the "live" fuse (on the left) is OK - but, what I think is the spare (on the right) has, my vain hope at the moment is that this might be it & off to fuse-shop first thing tomorrow....
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 05:45 PM
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I had exactly the same - also a few others, Taff4 etc.
It was a break in the wiring loom on the right hand side (as you sit on it) roughly by your right knee under the fairing, where the thick bundle of wires curves under the frame. The downward loop collects water and the stress of the curve allow corrosion (IMHO).
It was sorted very quickly by the local jap bike dealership.
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Thanks Harvey - will def. check that one out - appreciate it. Fingers x'd !!
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Did you charge the new battery?

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My Ducati has a master fuse (40 amp) beside the battery. Does MV have anything like this in the loom ?

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