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I have a 2016 GTS. I have a pig-tail connector on the battery so I can connect it to my battery tender. The pig tail is coming out the bottom of the pan below the battery. I was just going to go for a ride, and I was tucking the pig tail up so it wouldn't drag and I must have bridged it by touching the bike. I heard a little pop sound. Bike will not start; the clock is dead. I checked all the fuses and none of them are blown. Ugh - any advice on next step?

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Steve
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Did you not have a fuse on the pigtail?

Check all the fuses again, with a multimeter. I'll bet one of them is blown. Check the battery voltage, while you're at it. Very unlikely, but without a fuse you may have wrecked the battery.

PS There's a 30A fuse in the battery compartment.
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Good point there should be a fuse on the pig tail. I will check and recheck the other fuses too.

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I *HATE* those 'SAE' pigtail connectors, as they can be ambiguous as to sex, and at least one side (battery or power supply, depending) will have the +12V exposed ready to short out to whatever it shouldn't.

Use Anderson Pole connectors instead - they are unisex.

https://powerwerx.com/anderson-power-powerpole-sb-connectors
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jimc wrote:
I *HATE* those 'SAE' pigtail connectors, as they can be ambiguous as to sex, and at least one side (battery or power supply, depending) will have the +12V exposed ready to short out to whatever it shouldn't.

Use Anderson Pole connectors instead - they are unisex.

https://powerwerx.com/anderson-power-powerpole-sb-connectors
not a full solution but ...

I routed mine into my glove box (with plenty of slack) and it has a cap on it. the red + black are clearly visible.
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remhed wrote:
I checked all the fuses and none of them are blown.
even the one by the battery?
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