Something caused that fuse to blow. Doubtful it was the battery...
Definitely! Perhaps someone from Mars did not like my noisy bike and sent a powerful signal to short out a sensor in the ignition.Something caused that fuse to blow. Doubtful it was the battery...
Thanks! We tried this already. The bike goes into neutral and engages in 1st gear also.The dash means you are in between gears. Bike will never start with dash. Rock bike forward a bit and kick it into gear or neutral.
The battery was discharged completely about 4 months ago and was charged and has been on 12.8 V since. The bike pumps about 14. 5 V to charging the battery.I bought my bike new June 2021 and am just noticing my battery is not holding a charge as long. You shouldn’t be having them already. A battery maintainer will help though if you don’t ride regularly.
I checked for possible wires touching the chassis, but I didn't see anything, also I noticed that the paint of the frame it so thick that I did not measure any conductivity with the multi tester.Could be simply a small patch of worn wire insulation rubbing on a frame part.
I doubt the bike is a lemon, but I agree with others in that there is a problem causing the fuse to blow, which must be rectified. Have you added an accessories such as phone charger, heated grips etc?Definitely! Perhaps someone from Mars did not like my noisy bike and sent a powerful signal to short out a sensor in the ignition.
I replaced the battery with a brand new battery and the problem remains. So I took it to the Kawasaki dealer this last Saturday and they will tell me this week what is wrong with the bike.
For sure a 15 amp fuse would not blow out for a simple thing, this has to be a major problem with the bike, perhaps it is a lemon. Worse thing is that the bike failed just a few months after warranty, so I have to pay out or my pocket.
No. Dealer have not called me back about any status. That's a bad signHave you added an accessories such as phone charger, heated grips etc?
Appreciate your honesty John. Too many owners would still have blamed the bike!UPDATE 10/20/22:
I contacted the dealer yesterday Wednesday, they tried to communicate with me on Tuesday but something was wrong with my phone and I could no be contacted.
After investigating the problem they found out that the oxygen sensor was rubbing against the oil pan and those wires became bare and these wires were causing the big short circuit.
The dealer even thought that the ECU or the fuel pump were bad but they did not find any component that may have failed.
This was my fault, I should have removed this oxygen sensor altogether from the after market muffler since this oxygen sensor was deleted on the ECU when the bike was flashed.
The good news is that the bike is running great. The dealer recommended me to buy new tires and of course to replace the spark plugs since the bike is due for a tune-up.
In this case there was nothing wrong with the bike. The short circuit was inflicted kind of vandalism.Appreciate your honesty John. Too many owners would still have blamed the bike!
Now that we know the cause of the problem, there are a million of things that I could have done to avoid this problem but that does not exist. At the time of installing the after market muffler and flashing the ECU all was fine, that wire was not rubbing the oil pan.Thanks for the info on what was wrong.
Your are right, but in this case I don't think that would have helped in any way, since I told the dealer every detail about what was done to the bike like Flashing the ECU, an after market muffler installed, that I have not replaced the original spark plugs, that the bike was started with jumper cables with a car on, etc. and even with all that info still took them hours to find out what was the actual problem.It would be helpful sometimes if folks would begin posts like yours, "After doing X, Y and Z major modifications, my bike is doing this."