Bike is dead after mistakenly connecting jumper cable backwards

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granshawmetal
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Bike is dead after mistakenly connecting jumper cable backwards

#1 Unread post by granshawmetal » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:04 am

I was jump starting my bike because I haven’t started it in a while and the battery didn’t have quite enough juice in it to get it going so I hooked the cables to my riding mower to jump it. But when I went to connect them to my bike I accidentally reversed them and there was a quick spark for a second and then after that the bike has had no life at all. I bought a new battery. No change. All fuses showed good continuity. My bike speakers turn on when I connect them to the batter so I know the new battery is good. But the bike shows absolutely no signs of life in any way. What’s the next step here? Thank you.

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Re: Bike is dead after mistakenly connecting jumper cable backwards

#2 Unread post by pchast » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm

Check the battery voltage. Trace the wire from it and find if a fusible link has melted or a hidden main fuse has blown.
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