Okay so I got my cables mounted and everything and I went to start my bike and when I turn the ignition switch in to the on position it just clicks somewhere down around the starter. When I added the apes I used shrink wrap butt conectors and I checked everything for bare wires. AfterI finished all the handlebar wiring I checked to make sure it would turn over and worked just fine. Now a couple days later this is all I get. Does this sound like maybe something that could be in the solenoid or the starter? If I put the ignition switch into the accesory position everything works fine but in the run position I dont even get the light on the speedometer or anything. Ive tried charging the battery and everything.
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Re: No power when I try to start bike, just a click…
Check the battery connections. Remove, clean and reinstall them. You probably had them off doing the wiring and they aren't making a good connection now.
Always remove the negative first and install it last.
Re: No power when I try to start bike, just a click…
Sounds like a short that could be draining the battery. Check all wire connections again. Look for any pinched wires that could be grounding out on frame or body ie: where wires leave switch housing on bars.
Try a new battery. I know they cost but sometimes that is all the problem. Most bike batteries are shot after one or two seasons. Use a battery tender and remove the battery in the off season.
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I've heard varying degrees of discussion on this. I've heard NEVER try to start a bike with a running vehicle and I've also talked to people who did it with success. I would have said that it was the starter switch. Hondas in my experience, are notorious for the switch going out. Sometimes it's as simple as spraying some contact cleaner in there and other times the little spring on the inside under the plastic sliders gives out.
At this point I would probably replace the switch and put a battery in it. If nothing works after you've done that you may need to bite the bullet and take her to the shop or test all of the wires with it on and see where the problem is. Good luck. The weather is getting too nice to be grounded.
A faulty starter could drain the battery but not completely.Sounds much more like a bad earth connection try attaching a jump lead or heavy cable between the negative battery terminal and the engine and try it again.
Bike batteries need full charge to start a bike, if there is less than full charge you can't even push start them. No click generally means no charge, the clicking sound is the solenoid working. When you just start the bike and run it at idle, even fast idle. The battery does not get sufficient charge. What you take out of it to start it, is more than what you put back in it when you run it at idle. Bikes need to be at road speed to charge efficiently. Also just sitting around they discharge, you may have an earth leak also. That causes your battery to discharge at a more accelorated rate than normal. If it has a clock in it, this bleeds off a small amount of power but still enough if it isn't being correctly charged.
Sounds like a possible stuck relay, a bad connector or low battery amperage. Try this to help troubleshoot. Put a volt meter on your battery and check voltage with key off, should be 12.2v at least, turn the key on and check,---then hit the starter switch---you should see a drop in voltage as the battery power goes to the starter---if no voltage drop then power is not going across your start switch. Of course, make sure battery is at full charge, has no dead cells, terminals are clean and tight, and especially the ground. Many times i have found the ground cable going to the frame in bad shape, (you can't see the corrision, u have to remove the cable) this will cause all kinds of problems... no start being one of them. I hope this helps, let me know what you find.
Did you leave your motorcycle in gear when you turned it off? It sounds like the side stand safety switch is keeping the bike turned off. If my Suzuki is running and I pull in the clutch, with out raising the side stand, and I place the bike in gear with the side stand down, it will immediately shut off. The cycle is set up that way so you will not drive with your stand down and go out of control when you take your first left turn. If your cycle is not in neutral and your side stand is down, that would cause the condition you describe. If that is not the case start by inspecting the side stand safety switch and the clutch safety switch for proper operation.