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post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2013, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Electrical problem

I tried to get my GPS connected to the wiring under the seat
Took out the fuses and tried to connect to the negative on the battery and to the positive wire on the fusebox
It seems I have blown something serious
There are no power at all, nowhere
I took everything apart to look for problems
It's a 2012 KLR model
HELP, please, anybody
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-24-2013, 07:32 AM
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I'm guessing that your main fuse blew... It's not located under the seat though, it's under that black plastic cover on the left side of the bike. Here's a recent thread where the main fuse was toast, in Tom's reply he posted pics of the cover and the fuse. Hopefully this helps
http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?p=128129
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Thanks a stack, it was indeed the yellow 20 amp fuse, what a job to get to it
Replaced and all is working again
Will post some photos once I get past the 15 post mark
Again, thank you ever so much for the fast help
Regards, from a sunny South Africa
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Great stuff! Love to see some pics of South Africa when you get the chance
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Will do, as soon as I past the 15 mark, hope it will still be this afternoon
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Re: Electrical problem

Also - be certain to know what caused the fuse to blow and that you've fixed that issue. If you caused a short, the fuse will blow again.

Make sure your connections are secure - there are a variety of connectors, but especially on something that vibrates as much as a motorcycle, I wouldn't settle for anything less than soldering the wires (a good, hot joint that draws the solder through the wire, to the tip of the iron) with heat shrink tubing over it. You could use electrical tape rather than heat shrink in a pinch, but be generous and use good tape - by rule I never trust it.

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The root of the problem is the charger for the GPS
I'll have to get a new charger
This caused the short, by myself, testing it
So, luckily no other cause for concern
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Problem sorted



Need a new charger for the GPS though
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