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I have a good battery but the bike isn't getting any power when i turn the key on

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Definatly check all the fuses. If they are ok check all the connestion blocks between the battery and the ignititio. If that dosent work check you have a solid connection for th negative. If all them are ok then it can only be the ignitition system or the battery

Posted on Nov 29, 2012


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Check your ground wire to the frame. Clean and refasten....and find a new mechanic, no excuse for inferior workmanship...Sure sound like a ground problem !......Good Luck to you friend....Tim

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SOURCE: battery good, bike dead

At first glance sounds like the battery is bad. The voltage you read across a battery with no load is not a good way to test. Batteries should always be load tested. Also if you still have the original battery from a 2003 bike you definitely need to replace it.

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check all the fuses.

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Your battery MOST LIKELY has lost some of the battery cells, which will cause it to get a partial charge which will show it as a FULL charge when in fact it isn't getting a full charge. You should try taking it to get the battery tested and they can tell you if it needs to be replaced. I would guess they are going to replace it for you. A new battery should run around $90 for a motorcycle. Let me know if this helps you out. Jeff from fixya

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you need to multi meter test for resistance (OHMS) your dealer bike shop or service manual should have the expected range readings and should give reasonable idea how to test each stator or the coil or ignition coil - I have no idea what your bike is to offer any more specific but this is broadly speaking how you test the electrical side of ignition
pretty much any multi meter with OHMS setting will give you enough info on a fault as when you test it will be way out of spec range if is at fault for instance I just tested my own bikes stator and one of the readings was meant to be within 700 - 1050 range and the reading I got was 10 so accuracy of meter not to important when looking for faults if it is faulty it will show up easily
when you say spark plug is good do you mean you know plug is new or the plug is sparking well when you kick over or try to start bike with plug out of motor ?
maybe write back if you like with info such as what bike are we talking about and is the plug sparking at all etc
good luck regards Jamie

Posted on Jul 03, 2011

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When you say no spark, are you talking about the spark plugs, or just the general wiring?

If the engine won't turn over, then it isn't moving, and if it isn't moving then you need to check the following in this order:

1) Does the battery have power i.e. around 12.4 volts or over?No? Charge, test or replace battery.

2) Do the car's head lights dim considerably if turned on when attempting to crank? Yes? Possible lack of battery charge or faulty battery.

3) Assuming the battery is fine, can you turn the dash warning lights on and off with the key? No? Faulty ignition switch.

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The ligths will not go off even when i take out the key of my suzuki c 50 and its killing my battery

If your bike is like my M95 Boulevard then when you turn the key to the right and remove the key the park lights will stay on. This will flatten the battery in quick time.
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I have a 1980 Suzuki GS 1100. The starter relay clicks but thats it. It would start. I replace it with a new one and still the same thing. What could it be? Thanks

If you hear the starter relay click, but not turn over the motor that's a classic low/dead battery situation. There is only enough power left for the battery to click the starter but is not powerful enough to actually turn the engine over.

three ways you can deal with this issue.
First replace the battery.
Second give the battery a charge using either a battery charger or the more common battery trickle charger (battery tenderizer) which most motorcycle owners use to keep their bikes battery charged over long periods of non use like the winter. If you have a tenderizer just hook it up to the battery, plug it into the wall and let it trickle charge for about 12-16 hours or so and then try again.

If the starter is actually turning over but you arent gettting the engine to fire then it has to be one of the only two remaining variables that we need for combustion, spark and fuel. check you spark plugs for excessive wear, carbon buildup or damage, and then check the spacing or just replace them. if you see a spark when you fire the starter than its not a plug issue.

Finally fuel. Is there gas in the tank? can you hear the fuel pump click on once you turn the key to on? is the line creased or corroded, if you unplug the line do you see fuel being pumped in?

those are your three possibilities.

Another easy thing to try to check if it is a batteyr issue and you don't have a charger is to try push starting the bike

  1. First, make sure that your bike isn't starting just because you are out of gas. If you're out of gas, this will not work.
  2. Make sure the key is in the on position
  3. Put the bike in 2nd gear
  4. Hold the clutch in and begin pushing, preferably downhill, but it will work elsewhere as well.
  5. Once you've gathered enough momentum, apply a minimal amount of throttle (not too much or the bike will get away from you) and hop on the bike just as you release the clutch.
  6. Rev the engine a bit so your bike doesn't conk out.
  7. Ride away.

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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.
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