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I have a 06 can am 800 that I can't get to start .battery

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I have a 06 can am 800 that I can't get to start
.battery checks OK and nothing will will work no dash lights no head lights no power any where. I'm at a losecond to what is going on? ANY ideas.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 9 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and if completely/electrically dead, then proposed preliminary checks (if have not been tried):

  • re-inspect the battery, its ground lines and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring ;
  • • more importantly, have the battery externally charged; and
  • • then also have the battery LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect);
  • • trace the red battery cable from the + terminal to the starter solenoid;
  • • from the starter solenoid, trace the 2 other red big wires;
  • • that feeds two (2) 30A fuses;
  • • the main 30A fuse would be feeding a red/gray wire;
  • • this red/gray wire then supplies power to the main relay and to the rest of the wiring.