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Electrical Dies when I start

I have a 1995 Intruder 800. I recently started losing all electrical power to the bike when I hit the start switch. There is a click and then all the lights and everything goes out. The bike can then be reset by loostening up either of the battery cables and then re-tightening it.
It seems like a circit is resetting to me.
I checked all the connections several times and all seem OK. I did notice that the Fuel relay switch gets warm.

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    The first time that it happened to me it was drizzling outside and I was stopped at a traffic light. Everything just turned off. No electricity. The battery is good. I charged the hell out of it several times and even had it on a trender all winter. It seems fine. I noticed the relay was warm after it had been running for a long time. This year I even took it for a long run (about an hour) and it was fine until I turned it off and tried to restart it again.
    What should I check with a volt meter( I ahve the manual) and do I check when it is running or dead?


  • mr Overland May 11, 2010

    sounds if battery is had its day or starter brushes

    got volt meter to check when no start

    the fuel relay warm when off ?



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You have to check the battery cables for corrosion and loose connections , from your description tht of when hitting the starter button you loose all connections thts a typical sympton of loose connection especially on the main wire.
Go through the complete wiring and connections of your bike and spray WD-40 to all connections it will help clean up.

Good luck.

Knight (Yamaha XJ750A 1981)

Posted on Apr 17, 2009


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