HELP!!! Bike Stranded/broken in Madison
I was at a class at Madison Area Tech College, and when I came out an hour later, I realized I had left my ignition on (ya, dumb me). I was in a hurry to get to my class. When I came out, my lights were dim, and the ignition would not turn over.
1- Take a look at my timeline of events and let me know what you think might be wrong with my bike (06 VTX1300).
2- Any recommendations on where to have my bike fixed in the area (cheap pickup). I've used Vetesniks for service, but they're not cheap and they don't pick up. If I had a way to transport to Vetesniks cheap, Iíd consider that route.
Here's what I did after finding my bike ďonĒ.
Tried to turn it over, nothingÖ
Buddies tried to push start the bike with me (no luck). Didnít think it would (was desperate).
I tried to jump start the bike from a friendís car (had success doing this once in the past), but this time around it didnít do anything. Now, the headlights are completely out, but the turn signal lights (and instrument panel lights work).
My buddies tell me itís for sure the battery (since Iíve jumped it before, they say itís not going to work jumping it againÖ fried?). Bike sits overnight (I donít sleep well without my bike safe in my garage).
I return today after purchasing a brand new battery. I install the battery, and itís the same as before (lights to dash/turn signals, but not to headlights, and the ignition doesnít make a sound). I call Vetesniks and they tell me itís likely the battery connection, a relay, or the ignition switch.
I doubt itís the battery terminal connection, as thereís NOTHING coming to the headlight, itís not dim, nothing. But I get full lights to the dash and signalsÖ I am wondering if I fried something while jump starting it? Iíve jumped lots of things and did it correctly (at least I think).