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My 2002 Yamaha R6 was in a crash and it hasn't started since then. The electronics and everything worked but when I pulled out the battery to test it I put it back wrong and there was a spark. I think I blew a fuse because now nothing works. When I turn the key to on, nothing. What should I change? Is it any of the fuses?

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Ok. you have Fuse-able links at that area of the battery, Get out the Multi meter and start checking the the small wires at the battery spot, you should have burnt or blown the wires within 5 inches of battery connector OR look at the back of the starter where the other end of the battery goes for them links.. Good luck,

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There are fuses and there are fusable links in the electrical system. You need to check them all. Anything that was ELECTRONIC that was on when you did this might also be damaged. You can get the electrical diagrams at if you make a free account and look for the free repair guides.

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