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> Sparks, when connecting the batt, cables I get a spark,
Mr Mopar
post Mar 26 2017, 09:45 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/shocking.gif) With the bike turned completely off . when I connect the battery cable I get a spark as if there is a short some were. The bike is a 2001 HDFLHTC-I I replaced the radio and amp but installed a cutoff switch so I could shut off the power thinking it was keeping the time and stations in memory. Still sparks Is their some one out there that can lead me in the right direction. I'm sure it has to be draining the battery. By the way I'm new to the forum.




















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post Mar 27 2017, 04:43 AM
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Welcome. Does your bike have an alarm? That is constantly draining.
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post Mar 27 2017, 06:59 AM
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I got the bike last fall to kind of restore it I knew it had some problems so I bought a HD manual . I did find a alarm fob so I guess that might be the problem. Can you let me know what I can do to either fix the problem or get rid of the problem. The battery in the fob has to be dead, I did get the bike to run, Living in Mich, I hadn't test drove it. Other then in my yard. Thanks for returning with some help.
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post Mar 27 2017, 07:31 AM
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How big is this spark. Simply connecting to positive will cause the connection to spark. Not a big flash bulb sized spark but a small fire fly type spark. Does it light up the garage? Does the bike start right up? All lights work? How do you know battery is draining? Does your bike have a volt meter? Battery won't charge back up if you're just idling, you need to be moving.

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post Mar 27 2017, 07:58 AM
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You might take a volt meter. Set it on, let's say 20 volts DC. Put one probe on the negative post. Put the other on ground, i.e. The frame. Iffin' you get a reading there is a drain on the battery. But as others have said it could be legit, like the security system etc.
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post Mar 27 2017, 08:19 AM
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A small spark almost like what blackcloud was talking about, I did look though the manual and I guess its some how in the same module as the blinkers . The bike starts up good and all the lights work horn is ok. When I fist got the bike the old battery was did so I bought a new one then winter hit so I keep it in the man cave down stares every now and then I plug in the battery tender it is holding a charge, I guess I'm just trying to be safe better then sorry, The volt meter on the dash is charging at 14 volts . I will try your idea of using the volt meter to check the ground to ground method . Thanks Oh by the way I was a wondering about your comment on being stupid I thought you were referring to me ,my WIFE calls me that all the time LOL . Just kiddin.
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post Mar 27 2017, 08:27 AM
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One more ? when the bike is running and I disconnect the battery it dies . is that normal , not like a car to test the alt.
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post Mar 27 2017, 09:20 AM
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When disconnecting the battery while running it will shut off fuel pump.
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Sounds like everything is normal

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post Mar 27 2017, 10:55 AM
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Thank you all for your help. Now it is time for a test drive (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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post Mar 27 2017, 01:07 PM
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Mar 27 2017, 08:58 AM) *
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You might take a volt meter. Set it on, let's say 20 volts DC. Put one probe on the negative post. Put the other on ground, i.e. The frame. Iffin' you get a reading there is a drain on the battery. But as others have said it could be legit, like the security system etc.


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post Mar 27 2017, 04:25 PM
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Yeah, I'm not sure you have a problem. Sounds like it might be normal. Maybe. Possibly.
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post Mar 27 2017, 05:56 PM
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QUOTE(Ordy @ Mar 27 2017, 11:07 AM) *
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Is Plethora 'rican' for pain in the ass (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Mar 27 2017, 07:41 PM
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Your Stereo/Radio/Sound System has to have a battery source in order to preserve radio presets and such. Disconnect the power to the radio and then disconnect and reconnect the positive cable to the battery. If it still sparks after disconnecting the power to the radio then you have a problem.
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post Mar 27 2017, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(screwball @ Mar 27 2017, 06:56 PM) *
Is Plethora 'rican' for pain in the ass (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)


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No Screwball, the spanish word for pain in the ass is "Jodon" (pronounced Ho-DOUH-N)... But being an honorary latino you already knew that....Pepe... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

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