Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
imported post

Hi everyone. I'm having a problem that is baffling me. Last night I tried to start my 1800 and when I hit the button I heard a loud click and lost all electrics. Dash lights, reverse, everything. I thought the battery was flat even though its only a couple of months old (not a cheap one either) and one of my workmates brought out jumperleads. It still wouldn't work so I checked all the fuses and they were grand. Then when I was giving up and pushing the wing back into the warehouse all the power came back on! I started it up and it ran great all the way home. Then this morning I went out, hit the button and a loud click or crack and everything wentdead again,and no power again. I wonder if the ignition switch is faulty, but I'm just guessing and am open for suggestions please.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
612 Posts
imported post

If you can hear a crack or spark noise then it might be a bad connection somewhere. Maybe at the ignition switch or perhaps a bad earth somewhere.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
623 Posts
imported post

Before getting too deep, I would check the battery, If it's a Yuasa there have been numerous complaints about sudden and intermitent failures. Most people describe hearing a loud snap or crack sound. If this happens again and you can test the battery before the power comes back maybe this will help.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
11,739 Posts
imported post

Sounds like a block connector ,,check from the ignition switch back to the fuses and relays ,,,look closely at the block connectors around the the top of the fork area and take out the pockets and check underneath them ,,cheers Ciaran
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
imported post

Just a quick update before I head out to work. It was the battery + terminal. I borrowed a meter to check the battery and when i tipped it off the terminal the radio started up (ignition was on), so I grabbed the battery lead and shook it and discovered that the bolt&nut holding it on was loose! I got a spanner and tightened it up and it's all okay now.
I wouldn't mind, but it was a bike shop that fitted the darned thing in the first place. I remember that the guy used a screwdriver to tighten the bolt. If he had used a spanner I probably wouldn't have had any problems. :?

Thanks for all the help. :cooler:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,088 Posts
imported post

What a load of inconvenience. I hope you go back and give them some grief over this Al. :thumpingmad:
 

·
GERIATRIC MEMBER
Joined
·
57,413 Posts
imported post

Hey BigAl :leprechaun: Sue them for it. :whip: They wont do it again. :cussing:

:thumpingmad::18red::thumpingmad:
 

·
Senior Guru
Joined
·
3,589 Posts
imported post

At least you will learn from this BigAl. First thing to do when youget your bike back from a service or any work is to check everything is done right.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
626 Posts
imported post

Always worth checking the last job that was done before the problem started. Its amazing how often these problems are self inflicted, or in your case inflicted by your bike shop. :headbanger:
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top