AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! Stumped by electrical issue!
I'm having an electrical failure that I'm hoping someone can shed some light on for me. In March 2013 I transferred in my company from Florida to Georgia and decided not to take my 05 LT with me in the move (a decision I regret). I placed the bike for sale with a local car dealership on consignment (mistake #1). I know the owner personally.... he's an avid biker and has sold quite a few bikes for folks over the years. I instructed him to make sure the battery was kept up on the LT, and to ride it every now and then to keep it in shape. The job thing didn't work out so I came back home 8 months later. The bike hadn't sold, so I went down to pick it up. To my horror I found that the bike had not been started and the battery had not been kept up either. My only option was to have the bike jumped to get it home (I'm thinking mistake #2). The bike started but ran really rough which was probably due the Motronic box regarding throttle position after battery death and old gas as well. I made it to my driveway and when I hit the brake the bike died. I threw a volt meter on the battery and found that it was flat. I placed it on the tender overnight and the next morning saw that it did not charge. I replaced the battery with a new one, but the problem is deeper than that. Once the new battery was installed, I turned the key and had no electrical activity at all (no lights, dash, fuel pump, etc). I checked continuity on all fuses and they are fine. This has really got me stumped, as I cannot see or detect any burned wires, etc. Before I start tearing off the fuel tank to get to the relays I wanted to throw it out here to see if someone would be able to point me in the right direction. I apologize for the long-winded explanation, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible. Thanks in advance for any assistance!