Originally Posted by jzeiler
On the factory diagrams there is a tie point for all unswitched 12V and the signal is called 30U. That is the only thing listed between the battery and fuse F4. This tie point feeds several relays and Fuses F3, F5 & F7 as well. Good luck.
you've anticipated my question even before I asked! The 97-01 K12RS diag. shows that same tie point to its fuse 4.
I checked her out this morning, made up a jumper to power the line side of fuse4 and switched the key on. Heard that familar fuel pump spinover and then hit the button, started immediately.
the only possible answer is there is a break in the red wire that feeds from 30U to f4.
There is another unswitched red wire feeding f3, that I've jumped to and ridden the bike.
on riding I got ABS fault (alt. flashing between triangle and brake failure lites), opened the seats to find the diag. plug/read codes and find a blank hole on Pin 2....duh, guess thats IABS.....
quick search on this site and I learn bike has fliud level sensors, a spoon full of DOT4 turned off the triangle and a roll out turned off the BF indicator.
now that I am back to 'operational' I will strip the plastic and do the annual service on this bike.
my thanks to all the contributors on this site, there is a wealth of info here....