Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brandon, MS, USA
I went out to ride and found a low battery when trying to start. I heard the fuel pump flutter then nothing. I may or may not have hit the starter switch.
I decided to jump start it from my car and when i connected the cable to the car battery it drew an arc like a welder. I then took the battery out and put it on a charger. While it was charging I went back to test. I found the article on shorted starter relay which sounded good but when I went ahead and turned on the ignition switch and hooked up the jumper it arced again but no turning engine, no lights nothing. I disconnected after 1 second and went back to the book. Help! All suggestions welcome.
BIG TIME WOOPS. The car I was using for a boost had a red wire ground and black positive. How much damage do you think I have done. I am on my way to purchase a new battery.
2001 BMW LT
2007 Kawasaki 900 LT
Last edited by JJensen8; Sep 25th, 2010 at 3:13 pm.
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