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Fried electrical system??

I mistakenly installed a left handed battery in my 83 honda magna. I briefly cross-connected the battery. Now nothing works. Is there a main fuse or some similar central device that I should start looking at?
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I mistakenly installed a left handed battery in my 83 honda magna. I briefly cross-connected the battery. Now nothing works. Is there a main fuse or some similar central device that I should start looking at?

Yes, probably a 30amp fuse somewhere around the battery or starter relay usually.

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Re: Restarting bike after Carburator rebuild

Bladeracer - Thanks! found it. Electrical system is good.
The original project was to clean up the carburators. Now it cranks and doesn't start. Is there a trick to refilling the fuel lines? I have run through a full battery charge and can't get it to catch. Any help would be apprecitated.

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Bladeracer - Thanks! found it. Electrical system is good.
The original project was to clean up the carburators. Now it cranks and doesn't start. Is there a trick to refilling the fuel lines? I have run through a full battery charge and can't get it to catch. Any help would be apprecitated.

Did you completely disassemble and clean the carbs already?
There is no "trick" but spraying starter fluid into the carbs while cranking will get the engine running until it sucks enough fuel through.
If it doesn't fire on starter fluid then you have no spark or no compression.

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Re: Fried electrical system??

Yes, I did completely disassemble the carbs. It will run for a moment on the starter fluid, so I think I'm good on spark and compression. I'll keep trying. Thanks for your help.
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Yes, I did completely disassemble the carbs. It will run for a moment on the starter fluid, so I think I'm good on spark and compression. I'll keep trying. Thanks for your help.

You do have the choke on and the throttle closed right?
Have you tried the float bowl drain screws to confirm there is fuel in the bowls?

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Re: Fried electrical system??

I had the idle screw turned out all the way. oops! It started as soon as I opened the throttle. It isn't returning returning to idle correctly. Even though the throttle spins back to neutral, the engine doesn't return to idle. I should probably let a competent mechanic do the final ajustment on it. Thanks for the help.
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I had the idle screw turned out all the way. oops! It started as soon as I opened the throttle. It isn't returning returning to idle correctly. Even though the throttle spins back to neutral, the engine doesn't return to idle. I should probably let a competent mechanic do the final ajustment on it. Thanks for the help.


Mixture screws or you have an air leak in the manifolds.
Spray carb cleaner around each manifold and listen for any change in engine speed.

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