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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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I recently changed my battery on my honda shadow 1998 750, when I changed the battery out and replaced with a new I did not get any power to the bike, I made sure the connections were correct and postive went to postive and negative went to negative. Any suggestions.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 02:33 PM
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Did you charge the battery and check for correct voltage? It should be 13.2vdc for a new battery.

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I checked everything the battery seems to be fine, I checked the fuses also, seems to be fine. could it be the control module box that is on top of the battery cover?
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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It was a brand new battery, could it be the control module it was working just fine a couple days ago. I know this is a dumb question but do i remove the control module before i put the new battery on?
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I recently changed my battery on my honda shadow 1998 750, when I changed the battery out and replaced with a new I did not get any power to the bike, I made sure the connections were correct and postive went to postive and negative went to negative. Any suggestions.
Often times the battery cable can become corroded inside the housing.

Also, many people put the big lug on the battery but forget the main bike power lug (that's not as thick as the other) onto the battery.

Check for a fusible link or main fuse. If you blew that, or broke the fusible link, you won't get power.

A good test is to disconnect the battery and then use an ohmmeter to check for continuity between the positive and negative cables.
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where would i find the main bike power lug?
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It will either be a second connection at the battery or connected at the solenoid or the positive cable might split off.
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I recently changed my battery on my honda shadow 1998 750, when I changed the battery out and replaced with a new I did not get any power to the bike, I made sure the connections were correct and postive went to postive and negative went to negative. Any suggestions.

Was the battery replaced because the old one was doing the same thing?
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no the battery was not doing the same thing, I replaced a 30 amp fuse but still no power...i checked all the connections
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no the battery was not doing the same thing, I replaced a 30 amp fuse but still no power...i checked all the connections

Could you expand on and explain in detail the history of the problem, along with this new development of having a 30 amp fuse blow? We don't have much to go on right now.

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