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Offline blackgoff

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Battery switch problem
on: 03 March, 2021, 06:01:17 PM
Hey peeps,

Due to various lockdowns my Tiger has not been used much in months. Anyway went to turn it over Sunday but battery was kaput - looks quite old so got a replacement. Fitted brand new battery today but when I turn the ignition on there's no action of any kind - ignition light/fuel pump. Thought I'd put old battery back in, which at least turned ignition on, but again nothing. Check all leads/connectors but can't see anything amiss  :027:

Is it possible I might have accidentally unplugged/ knock something out under the seat? Or is there some kinda weird procedure to fitting a new battery???

Any help gratefully received folks!

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #1 on: 03 March, 2021, 06:58:35 PM
Charging a new battery before use is always a good idea.  Is it a sealed zero maintenance type?

Kill switch?  Check all fuses.

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #2 on: 03 March, 2021, 07:18:43 PM
Check the battery voltage with multimeter, what's it read? And what make/model battery is it?
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #3 on: 03 March, 2021, 08:33:58 PM
*Originally Posted by Sidewinder [+]
Charging a new battery before use is always a good idea.  Is it a sealed zero maintenance type?

Kill switch?  Check all fuses.
It is the sealed zero type and have checked all the fuses. Turn the key and nothing turns on (dash/lights etc), so definitely not kill switch

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #4 on: 03 March, 2021, 08:35:30 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Check the battery voltage with multimeter, what's it read? And what make/model battery is it?

Thanks I'll put a multimeter on it in the morning to see what it's reading  :047:

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #5 on: 03 March, 2021, 10:40:32 PM
Alarm?  Datatool?

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #6 on: 04 March, 2021, 12:53:05 AM
As has already been said - kill switch.

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #7 on: 04 March, 2021, 11:54:23 AM
Thanks peeps - beginning to think the kill switch could be fecked, but would that cut all power from the battery?

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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #8 on: 04 March, 2021, 12:07:08 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Check the battery voltage with multimeter, what's it read? And what make/model battery is it?

Any news?
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Re: Battery switch problem
Reply #9 on: 04 March, 2021, 12:15:46 PM
No, kill only disables fuel and ignition so instrument backlights etc should still be on.

With ignition on does anything work?  Lights, horn, indicators etc.

Checked the 30amp fuse on solenoid?

Does the new battery have correct terminals, +ve towards rear?

*Originally Posted by blackgoff [+]
Thanks peeps - beginning to think the kill switch could be fecked, but would that cut all power from the battery?
Last Edit: 04 March, 2021, 12:23:19 PM by Sidewinder

 



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