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Red face Installed new Lithium battery wrong... dumb mistake

My 2015 H2's battery gave up the ghost, so I got a nice Lithium replacement.

Installed the terminals, green, red incorrectly, dumb mistake.

When installed incorrectly it sounded like the ABS pump or possibly the fuel pump was cycling, WITHOUT the key on.

Reconnected the battery correctly, turned the ignition on, no response, checked all fuses next to the battery, none were blown.

Any advice ? I feel like such an idiot for such a simple thing.

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You have a voltmeter?I suspect you've shorted the battery inside.You might try recharging IF the volts are down.I've heard of these exploding...catching on fire and such.Be careful.

Did you check the ignition fuse up in the right side cowl?It's in there near the ECU.
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Probably the E throttle, it does some weird stuff sometimes with voltages etc,
check both fuse blocks front and rear,most likely as mentioned above its a fuse

Li battery are extremely sensitive to charging rate, I have burnt one trying to jump start a bike , if you don't have a charger with a LI setting get one
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Thanks H2madness and OZBooster,

I broke out the Service Manual that came with the bike, schematics are great but try to find the fuze box locations except under the rear seat, which I already checked, they were all good.

I will have the shop check the main fuse under the ignition cowl, OZ where are the fuze blocks front and rear ?

I never turned the key on when I installed the battery wrong, the more I think about it, it sounded like the fuel pump, which is weird.

When I installed the battery correctly, turned the key on, no lights, etc... on the dash, and no fuel pump noise, which is normal when going to start the bike, because it primes briefly.

My mechanic said there may be some self protection built into the bike.

I am praying it didn't damage the ECU as I have had it reflashed, but I doubt it because the ignition switch was off.

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Have you tried to put the stock one back in and see if it gets dash lights ?

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On a side note IF you killed the ECU I know someone has one on the parts board for sale (Insert shameless plug again)
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"where are the fuze blocks front and rear ?"...go to APPENDIX... 'wire and cable routing' diagrams.You'll find the boxes.

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Obviously nothing's going to work if the lithium battery has died, so check that first.

The battery positive goes straight to the starter relay nearby, this has a 15A and a 30A fuse under it's cover. Check these, the 30A is the bike's main fuse and feeds everything else.
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Thanks everyone, it was the main 30 Amp fuse, the shop owner said, ready for a new ECU !!! Big bucks...

He was just kidding of course, lesson learned.

Supposed to be a nice weekend here, high 60's, maybe time for a little ride

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ALRIGHT!Have fun Rhody!
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Cheeky shop owner!

Must have given you a minor heart attack! Good job it's sorted though.

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