Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
Hey Bjorn, and welcome to the site. I hope you find it to be as useful as I have. You did not mention what year bike you have, or what electronic equipment has been added. I don't know that the information would make any difference, but I am a tad worried about you getting a "big" spark. Of course, my notion of a "little" or "normal" spark may be the same as your observation of a "big" one, but when I've reattached the battery lead or leads (the latter only when installing a new battery) using the sequence that Dick suggested above, I get a perceptible but very small (entirely subjective description) spark. Now, my LT is a '99 (very few of the electronic gadgets that came standard or were options on '05+ models), so I probably have a small inrush current draw compared to other bikes, and a bigger spark may be entirely normal on other bikes. But I also wonder about a short in the system if the spark is bigger than "normal." BTW, what was wrong with the functioning of the radio that you wanted to reset it?
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike