Tip & How-To about Motorcycles

Simple: First thing is get a test light, hook the test light up to the negetive side of the battery. take your test light and touch it to the positive side of the coil ( should have a + sighn on it ) have someone turn the key on and look for the light to come on. if it dosen't then check for blown fuses or brokenwires to positive side of coil. If light does come on move to next step.. now hook your test light to positive side of battery, touch your test light to the negetive side of the coil ( it should have a - sighn on it, then have an assistant spin the engine over if the light blinks rapidly and still no spark from coil then the coil is bad. if there is no blinking light then the ignition module or points are whatever controls your trigger to the coil is bad.

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Replaced the battery on my bike. Now I get no power at all. Connections have been double checked.


Ground or fusible link. If it is indeed a hot Battery put a test light on the negative side of the battery touch the positive side to see if it lights up. Move the ground down to the frame, touch the positive again to see if it lights up. if it does follow all the positive wires with the light, if doesn't light up hooked to the frame you have a bad ground.

Mar 31, 2015 | Suzuki Boulevard M90 Motorcycles

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i have a new battery but its dead all ready how do i find were the short is at


Unhook the battery on the positive side. Use a test light and hook it to the positive battery post,and touch the unhooked positive cable. If you have a draw,it will light up. The best way to narrow it down from there,is to start pulling fuses..one at a time..,untill the test light goes out.Then check the manual to see whatt that fuse runs power to,and go from there.

Sep 26, 2012 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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it won't start. put it up to my car battery to try and jump it


you need a new battery. the current one is no longer capable of holding a charge or storing energy.

when you do buy one, remember to top charge it off the bike, then install it.

Mar 16, 2009 | 2005 Yamaha V Star Custom

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