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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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'00 F4 clean but dead

Usual routine of washing the bike and letting it run while I dry off- arguments aside of whether or not this is a proper way to wash a bike... But heading out for work this morning after deciding to ride my beautiful and now clean F4 to work- nothing. Dead electronics. No lights, signals, fuel noises. Battery is 5 months old and not dead. All fuses intact...

Would really love to fix this without needing a trailer and a dealer visit. Never happened before; rarely ride in the rain but always wash it the same way. Checked the archives but it's not a fuse and not the battery...

Wondering if something just needs to dry out, but doesn't seem right. It feels like a fuse, but... are there more fuses than the main box?

Ugh.
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Have you unhooked the battery and cleaned the connections then rehooked 'em? When something like that happens to me I go straight to the battery. Next step would be where the ground wire hooks to the chassis, then the positive etc. Start at the source and work your way down the line till you find it.


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There is one on the left side. Water???????? Really??????????????????? (sorry I couldn't resist!) I always dry clean my bikes. They never see water.

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There is one on the left side. Water???????? Really??????????????????? (sorry I couldn't resist!) I always dry clean my bikes. They never see water.
How in the world do you dryclean them!?

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You say all the fuses are intact, sorry to doubt you, but are you sure? What about the main fuse (can't remember if it's 30 or 40 amp) located on it's own behind the fairings.


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Are you sure it is not something simple like a bumped kill switch? Very unusual that it would run fine wet, and next day nothing.
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You say all the fuses are intact, sorry to doubt you, but are you sure? What about the main fuse (can't remember if it's 30 or 40 amp) located on it's own behind the fairings.
Where exactly is the main fuse located? I've checked the fuse box on the right side.

It's not the kill switch- the dash doesn't light up, no signals, no sounds. Like the battery isn't connected at all.
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Where exactly is the main fuse located? I've checked the fuse box on the right side.

It's not the kill switch- the dash doesn't light up, no signals, no sounds. Like the battery isn't connected at all.
The main fuse is on the Left side (as you sit on the bike) not the right. Remove the LHS fairing panel and the fuse is located next to two relays under the frame rail beneath the fuel tank.
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There is one on the left side. Water???????? Really??????????????????? (sorry I couldn't resist!) I always dry clean my bikes. They never see water.
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The main fuse is on the Left side (as you sit on the bike) not the right. Remove the LHS fairing panel and the fuse is located next to two relays under the frame rail beneath the fuel tank.
Checked that fuse- sill good. Found the one in the positive battery cable, but I can't read if it's a 7.5 fuse or a 75 fuse. Never heard of a 75 fuse...

Hopefully that's the one, but not sure if I've got the right replacement.
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