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I was riding the other night and rode over a large bump my bike a yam raidian died and I tried to restart but it would not when I got the bike home I had to jump start it it had a low bat the weirdest thing though it would turn over for a long time and not fire yet when I got to remove the positive jump cable from it it would pop once like it was gonna start so I began trying to get it to fire and run yet it will only fire or pop the second I remove the positive lead yet won't continue only when in the brief second the power is removed what is going on is it electrical or posesed or is there anything else I should be looking for

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It definitely sounds like a short somewhere, finding it will be your real problem. really look the wires over for some type of rub spot with the frame etc., good luck

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    check fuse box for wear. i had this trouble and had to take out old box and reinstall stab type fuses. never had promblem again



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