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Offline Marshall

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Nothing lights up
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:20:28 pm »
Have a 2010 Concours with ABS-   worked perfectly until yesterday.  Went to fire her up and I noticed the red flashing light near the upper left of the info screen was no longer flashing.   Could not start or even turn the key. dead dead.   I put in a new battery a couple of weeks ago.   Checked the 3 fuse boxes under the seat, and the 30A fuse next to the battery ( Perhaps I have missed a fuse??)  Battery is fully charged.

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 02:57:11 pm »
Loose battery connection?
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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 03:28:33 pm »
thought that too.  checked and all connections are tight-  Thx for your thoughts on this

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 03:32:23 pm »
Connections need to be more than tight... they need to be clean and tight!
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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 03:49:33 pm »
Okay, starting from scratch, if it were my bike, I'd pull the battery out and see if it can drive any high current 12V load.
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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 04:24:40 pm »
Have a 2010 Concours with ABS-   worked perfectly until yesterday.  Went to fire her up and I noticed the red flashing light near the upper left of the info screen was no longer flashing.   Could not start or even turn the key. dead dead.   I put in a new battery a couple of weeks ago.   Checked the 3 fuse boxes under the seat, and the 30A fuse next to the battery ( Perhaps I have missed a fuse??)  Battery is fully charged.

Thoughts and suggestions

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 04:27:37 pm »
Does punching the stove knob initiate a blinking red light? Does so on my C14.
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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 04:33:51 pm »
stove knob?

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 04:37:32 pm »
I have cleaned all connections.  New Battery and I just started my lawn tractor with it.    I will change out the FOB Battery.   when the FOB batteries are low I thought that flashing red light was still working
Thx for all the suggestions and comments.  I will check and double check.   

Perhaps there is another fuse or fuse block somewhere I am missing....
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 04:45:54 pm by Marshall, Reason: adding more info »

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 05:00:39 pm »
stove knob?




I was thinking of changing mine to look like this...

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2018, 05:36:42 pm »
Harry- LOL  :-[  love that description.   Yes it is a stove knob for sure.   How hard and where do I whack it?

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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2018, 07:04:37 pm »
Marshall, the red flashing light should stop flashing on it's own after about 24 hours of non activity with the bike. To un-stick the switch, some have whacked the stove key with a rubber mallet. Not my idea of a good time. Others have used a rock (K rock) or small hammer and tapped on the switch housing at the 10 o clock position.

There is a connection you can unplug/re-plug in the left fairing. I'm sure someone will post up info on that plug. Tim
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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2018, 11:21:11 pm »
I'm not going to double post back and forth between both forums, as you are active now on both... go to the other one, and read what I posted please.....
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Re: Nothing lights up
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 05:52:05 pm »
I noticed that in your first post you mentioned that you can't even turn the key.  I had a similar issue for the first year that I owned my '15.  About 25% of the time I would push down the stove knob and not be able to turn it.  I changed batteries (Twice) and even tried with the fob in the dead battery position without any changes.  It got progressively worse.  One day, in a hotel parking lot in Pa.,  I had to mess with it for several minutes before getting the key turned.  I rode to a local Kawi dealer for help, but I had already tried all of their suggestions.

As I was playing with it in the Kawi dealer's parking lot I discovered that I wasn't pushing the stove knob down far enough.  I would push it down until I felt resistance, but there was still a little bit more to go (about 1/16").  So now I push the knob down until it seems to have bottomed and then push it some more before trying to turn the key.  Problem solved.  Haven't had an issue since.