So the problem is: no power at all. Key is on, no lights, no turning over, nada. :sad:
The background: Started up as normal this AM, hopped on, rolled forward, dropped into 1st and stalled. No big deal, happens sometimes when the clutch is sticky. Hit the starter to get going again and got a buzzing sound like a short or something, did it again and on the 3rd time it started up. I checked my lights and such to make sure I hadn't blown any fuses and everything looked good. I thought "hmm, should I maybe leave the bike at home and take the cage to work? NAH!" Got rolling, rode 10 miles to work and as I was pulling in I notced that my voltmeter was going wonky, my turn signar indicator was not working and niether was my hi-beam indicator..ruh-roh. The bike was running fine, mind you. I pulled into work, turned it off, and tried to turn it back on and it was dead as dead can be. I checked all my fuses and none are blown...Battery connection is good and tight. Battery is a new Yuasa maint. free AGM...WTF? :???:
All safety switches are bypassed.
I have a feeling that a short was created by the stupid voltmeter, this POS here: http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...de=Electronics
It has potential (so to speak), and is a nice little unit, but the wires are soo freakin flimsy that they tear apart very easily. I was putting on a new braided steel rake line this weekend and tore the wires out of the voltmeter. Pute them back together but I tore them off very close to the cricuit board and did not solder them back. Anyway, that's the only thing that has changed recently, and I feel like that might be it. I haven't had a chance to tear everything apart, but I did disconnect the little wire from the battery, and it didn't help.
I'm wondering if the voltmeter shorting out is indeed what caused this, why didn't any fuses blow, and what could I have fried that would kill the bike?
Many questions, few answers and no time to tear into it until Sunday. I working 10+ hours a day 6 days a week right now, so not a good time for electrical problems. Oh well. Luckily a fellow worker had a pickup and we muscled it up in there and got 'er home.
I know it could be a lot of things, but if anybody has a bright idea, I'd be much obliged.