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    It's too cold to spend 5 minutes with a voltmeter.
    Maybe the Internet has a voltmeter and can check it for me.
    The other day my bike quit on the way home, it might be out of gas. Is there something else I should check before I open the gas cap and look in the tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gs1327 View Post
    It's too cold to spend 5 minutes with a voltmeter.
    Maybe the Internet has a voltmeter and can check it for me.
    The other day my bike quit on the way home, it might be out of gas. Is there something else I should check before I open the gas cap and look in the tank?
    -17 degrees windchill isnt easy to work in especially when you only have partial function of your left hand as it is. besides the screen on my fluke meter kept on fogging up and at that temperature the contrast on the screen is pretty close to zero.

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    so i ended up taking off the fuse box and checking the connections/solder joints. all were good. removed the headlight bucket and looked for any loose wires and found none. the headlight fuse is showing continuity with the battery positive and the tail light as well. the battery is still holding steady at 13.12-13.20 volts. it seems as if the vast majority of people on here are just posting smart remarks. i never once claimed to be an electrical genius. i asked the question in hopes to be pointed in an area to look so i can better understand different things that could possibly be worng. i figured that if a few people would point in different areas or to different parts i could figure it out. so if you just want to come and post your piss poor egotistical attitude for all to see ....well you are just wasting my time. all i am asking is if anyone knows what areas i should look or start looking.

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    the main fuse when the ignition is on is showing no continuity and no power to the battery positive. ill try to trace back to the battery to see where the connection is lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    Are you getting power to the main fuse or just continuity?

    check the ignition switch and also check that the kill switch is hooked up properly. Put a charger on the battery and make sure it has a full charge (when it is cold out and you have a flat battery it destroys it).
    well i ended up pulling the ignition switch off and replacing it. it seems as if the switch that came off the bike finally failed. thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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    even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoputz83 View Post
    tail light fell off? the tail light is an axle mount and is still in place.
    Sarcasm is wasted sometimes.
    Basically, the back end looks stupid that short, don't know why anyone ever thought it looked good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypj View Post
    Sarcasm is wasted sometimes.
    Basically, the back end looks stupid that short, don't know why anyone ever thought it looked good?
    PJ,
    It doesn't look any more stupid than lots of stuff on this bike, like the too short rear shocks so the swing arm is at an incorrect angle and the stupid chrome visor on the headlight, not to mention the color scheme.

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    I could live with the paint, (and probably crash with the shocks )
    If it won't do at least this it's worthless ( the world really does revolve around me )
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    PLEASE tell me you have a build thread somewhere. I am not the biggest fan of the green but it looks awesome. Getting tired of seeing all the black frame and black tanks. It is great that you went that route for something completely different.

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