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Offline tman

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Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« on: January 03, 2017, 08:13:18 pm »
This forum has already proven itself to be priceless!

Bought my 2014 Super Tenere Dec 29th 2016. More excited than a vampire at a hemophiliac convention. However I noticed the battery was drawing down during starting. Research suggested to replace the battery. The adventure begins...

No big deal, I've replaced 20 batteries across all different sorts of machinery. Got the new battery, installed it. Turned the key to the On position. Everything looked fine. Went to start the motor...just turned and turned but didn't start. Next thing you know I'm looking at a Check Engine light shining nice and bright! WHAT...THE...HELL! Oh shister, now I'm thoroughly panicked. Racking my brain on what could I have possibly done. Imagination quickly running away with Usain Bolt legs. I've fried a wire...I've destroyed the whole wiring harness...I've JUST BURNED OUT THE ECU! All kinds of panicked thoughts going on.

I then called my local Yamaha dealer. They came up empty and told me to let the new battery charge all the way then try it. Yep no dice. They then told me to bring it in. Well that meant me renting a trailer and strapping down the bike, then driving it down to them 15 min. away, all within an hours time before they closed. Yeah, not gonna happen. So I told them, I'd bring it to them on Tuesday (Jan 3rd). In the meantime, I've resigned to thinking I've destroyed my new bike that wasn't 48 hours old. BITCH! I wasn't gonna give up so easily. I did notice there was a thrown code on the display. Ha haaaaaa! Got a clue!

Logged into Super Tenere Forum with fingers flying. Searched for S10 diagnostic codes. Came back GOLD! Searched out S10 service manual...BAM! came back GOLD! Lots of suggestions. Maybe not for my particular situation, but nontheless pointed me to things I could chew on. Ultimately I arrived at an online service manual, looked up the code and followed the diagnostics as suggested. Awesome tutorial on erasing codes by the way. Kudos...It suggested that I check my Electronic Throttle Control Valve fuse. Well hell, I thought I checked the fuses that I thought was relevant to a non starting bike. All looked good. So I thought!

I got the owner's manual out. Looked in the fuse maintenance section. Found the fuse in question. What did I find? Again happier than a woodpecker in a lumber yard! Never been so excited to find a BLOWN FUSE! That was it! I replaced the Electronic Throttle Control fuse and the bike started right up. hahahahaha....woooohooooohoooo....I'm back in business. No taking my bike in to the dealer. No paying out the nose for wiring harness. No being raked over the coals for a new ECU. I DID IT! Thanks goes all to THIS FORUM. I LOVE YOU GUYS! ::018::




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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 08:56:47 pm »
Wow - Glad it worked out so well.


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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 11:29:30 pm »
What caused the fuse to blow ?  In 30,000+ miles I've never had a fuse blow.
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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 12:42:58 am »
Me either.Im thinking its possible he may of shorted wires  on the way out or in with battery.

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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 10:31:17 am »
Yeah, that has never happened to me as well. I was at a complete loss of how it could happen. Then it dawned on me, at one point when I had the battery half in, I went to get more tools. I left the wires dangling instead of tucking them out of the way when I left. The dangling wires must have touched when I was away. Moral of the story, tuck wires out of the way until you're ready to connect them.
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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 11:02:11 am »
This forum is one of the best ive been associated with.  It continues to amaze me with my 2014 S10.

Keep up the good work everyone. ::021::
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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 03:01:26 pm »
Yeah, that has never happened to me as well. I was at a complete loss of how it could happen. Then it dawned on me, at one point when I had the battery half in, I went to get more tools. I left the wires dangling instead of tucking them out of the way when I left. The dangling wires must have touched when I was away. Moral of the story, tuck wires out of the way until you're ready to connect them.

Glad it was simple and want to avoid the same mistake but scratching my head as to why that particular fuse would blow.  Does everything else, lights, signals, 12V outlet, etc. work?  Did you make sure to disconnect the negative terminal first and reconnect it last when you removed and replaced the battery respectively?
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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 04:18:02 pm »
Glad it was simple and want to avoid the same mistake but scratching my head as to why that particular fuse would blow.  Does everything else, lights, signals, 12V outlet, etc. work?  Did you make sure to disconnect the negative terminal first and reconnect it last when you removed and replaced the battery respectively?

Everything else works fine. Just that one fuse. But yeah I was perplexed at first as well. Followed the rule...First off, last on. It had to happen when I left to find other tools. That is the only thing I can think of. The dangling wire was the Tender Battery charger plug cable that you connect to the battery terminal. That was the only wire long enough to reach the positive when left dangling. If I would have known the wires touched or crossed, it would have been a little easier to diagnose. I had no idea it happened.
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Re: Thank You Super Tenere Forums. You saved my Ass!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 07:05:30 pm »
Even still with the dangling Battery Tender wire, why did THAT fuse blow?

In fact, not sure why the Battery Tender wire, as you've described, would cause any fuse to blow unless there was something else exposed.

Anyway, I'd keep an extra supply of those fuses handy just in case.
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