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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing!
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2017, 09:46:43 pm »
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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!!
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2017, 03:15:26 pm »
Well, this was a great learning lesson for me.  I found out that the "main fuse" I was checking continuity for was actually the spare 30A fuse.  There is another fuse, the REAL main fuse kinda hidden underneath a rubber boot - when I finally found that fuse, I pulled it out saw that it was blown!

Thanks for everyone for posting comments and their helpful suggestions.  Special thanks to Gixerhp who was willing to come down from NH and lend a hand.

See you out there!!!


Bob

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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2017, 04:46:26 pm »
Bob,

I think we are all relieved it was something more basic. It is a sickening thought for sure that it could be fried electronics. In my experience, it is usually the opposite...that being, the electronics fries to protect the fuse.  :(

I have blown many fuses myself so don't feel bad. The fuse did it's job and you are back on the road.  :)

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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2017, 07:00:12 pm »
I'm so happy to hear it was something simple as noted, and really glad John took the time to assist you, and do the diligent trouble shooting.

As I also stated this bikes systems are extremely protected, so I could not fathom any of the extreme failures some folks eluded to, when that fuse takes a hit, juice is stopped cold from other components, so in this case, the protective device did its job...

Happy and safe riding, congrats...
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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2017, 07:05:16 pm »
Always check twice!!   

Glad to hear your ride is not toasted !! 

Be careful next time

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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2017, 09:27:41 pm »

In my experience, it is usually the opposite...that being, the electronics fries to protect the fuse.  :(


LOL!  Sad but kinda true.
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« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2017, 09:28:46 pm »
Always check twice!!   

Glad to hear your ride is not toasted !! 

Be careful next time

Will do JTX!
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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #57 on: April 23, 2017, 09:31:53 pm »
I'm so happy to hear it was something simple as noted, and really glad John took the time to assist you, and do the diligent trouble shooting.

As I also stated this bikes systems are extremely protected, so I could not fathom any of the extreme failures some folks eluded to, when that fuse takes a hit, juice is stopped cold from other components, so in this case, the protective device did its job...

Happy and safe riding, congrats...
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Indeed the fuse did it's job!  Can't argue with a fix less than $1.00.
Bob

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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2017, 04:53:35 pm »
Im so glad you found it! ,, Sorry i was so bust this last weekend!
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« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2017, 04:57:49 pm »
Im so glad you found it! ,, Sorry i was so bust this last weekend!

I would have felt extra stupid if you came down and found the blown fuse!
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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2017, 12:42:21 am »
OH oh...I did that about 4 years ago...thought I had killed my almost new bike.  Check the ground wire from the battery, that goes behind and under.  If you fried that, which is what I did, you have to replace it.  It grounds out under the bike.  If you are lucky, you only killed the 30amp fuse, Matt mentioned. I also killed the battery, and had to replace it also.
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« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2017, 12:48:51 am »
I just read up, and see you found the problem. So glad for you. I had heart failure when I did mine, and when I did cross -/+, it fried so quick, I couldnt believe it!  It even soldered the screw to the frame, which I had to rethread.  It was such an easy mistake.
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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2017, 10:04:38 am »
I've been following this thread with the hope the fix would be simple. I'm glad it worked out.  :great:
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Re: My Connie died! Need help diagnosing! I'm a chucklehead!
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2017, 07:08:18 pm »
I just read up, and see you found the problem. So glad for you. I had heart failure when I did mine, and when I did cross -/+, it fried so quick, I couldnt believe it!  It even soldered the screw to the frame, which I had to rethread.  It was such an easy mistake.

I guess I have to ask both you, and the original poster Bob, if both of these occurances were caused by purchasing and replacing the battery, with one that had the opposite pole configuration from the one that came in the bike???

I ask, because with the cables, and installation required, and the battery plastic shroud in place before insertion,, its virtually impossible to mis wire the "correct" battery

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