tomostrow

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  1. tomostrow

    tomostrow New Member

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    I have a 2004 standard softail. When I connect the neg wires to my battery, I get a spark and a whizzing sound coming from my speedometer for a second. the speedometer needle also twitches for a second then stops. I have pulled the 15 amp fuses to isolate the noise and spark and found the fuse for the battery, when removed, stops the spark and noise. however, all the lights go on when I turn switch to start but the push to start the bike is disconnected by the removal of the battery fuse. There seems to be a drain on my battery, but when I took the bike to a dealer, they said there was no drain. What is causing the spark and noise from speedometer?
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.

    There is always a small drain on the battery from the ECM and sercurity module if equipped. The key is to measure the amperage of the draw. It is probably a very small drain. The speedo when powered on via the ign. switch will make noise as it zeros itself. My '03 does it every time I turn on the switch, always has. Are you saying that the speedo does this with the ign. switch off? If so, I would be looking into the ign. switch.
    Have you had a problem with the battery going dead? How long does it take before it is dead?
     
  3. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Welcome from Maine...:)
     
  4. CPT MAR

    CPT MAR Member

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    Welcome from Greece.
     
  5. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  6. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. Bodeen has you pretty well covered.
    tourbox
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, have a look here Harley Davidson Forums You may want to post in the electrical section for more replies:s
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  9. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Welcome to the forum :cheers