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What is grey wire syndrome on a vulcan 800? lost keys, took out ignition switch. took out tumblers, put back in now no spark at all. someone said it was the grey wire..please help

My brothers ex took keys to his bike. he was in a hurry and took ignition apart and removed tumblers while i was at work. all is back together but now there is no spark..everything checks out..fuses,coils,everything is good. then somone said it was the grey wire(antitheft) do i fix it?? any help would be working on this thing for 2 weeks and we r stumped!!

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  • steven Feb 10, 2012

    its a 1997 vulcan 800..please help..any suggestion...ill try anything..tons of people say they have this problem and fixed it..but no one says how to fix it..ill send $100 to who ever can tell me how to fix it..just leave your mailing address..



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IT sounds like it is the pickups not working (.telling it to spark) if not then it will be CDI UNIT OR ENGINE GENERATOR COILS

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You should have a wire that runs from the starter button to the solinoid and you have the big wire that runs from the battery to the starter solinoid. These two wires are not supposed to be touching. You may have fried the starter solinoid or the starter its' self.

Check the wire from the starter button all the way down to the solinoid. Be sure the wire has not melted and fused with other wires.

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does the bike turn on .. like lights and all? does it role over but just wont fire? if lights and everything come on then it would be a tip over sensor. i had same prob, laid bike down going very slow... got it back up wouldnt start just rolled over if i rememeber right. turned the key of then back on and sensor had reset...... try disconnecting the battery for a few, then reconnect it and try it.

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using a meter check your engine to frame ground
your testlight is completing the missing ground wire connection; allowing the spark to jump to ground

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