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1995 1500 se goldwing. No power at all on ignition. Main fuse oke, fuses on the left oke. power on the contact wire behind the left lower (thick red cable coming from behind) but no lights, no dash no nothing. Battery fine. Put de bike in te garage yesterday and today without any change this happens. What to do? Am I overseeing something simple?

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  • m_strik Jun 28, 2009

    nope, it is not that simple unfortunately. Again: no power at all, not even lights, dash whatever. but I do have power on the red cable behind the left lower

  • m_strik Jun 28, 2009

    unbelievable! fixed, (for the moment that is) it is the fuse compartment, not the fuse!, of the starter Relay (switch A near the battery) And why did I not find it in the first place? The fuse is not broken! Let me explain. When checking ignition switch 8-P-BLK I found out that I did have power, only to disappear when turning the key. So it had to be between the battery and this ignition switch. So I cheched the starter relay again, but this time opened the whole compartment. To my surprise it was completely melted together! I improvised without the compartment and a charger fused wire. connected and voilá: power, and even started. Now I have to find a new fuse compartment for the relay switch and build my bike up again.

    How this all happened over night. I still don't know..... One possibility: near the switch I have a (iron) brake hose for my sidecar, maybe it hit the possitive pole..... I think I'll insulate the the hose this time...

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Kill switch bumped accidentally?



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Simple would be the battery or fuses that you already checked. I think you're gonna have to start checking switches and the wire harness.

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