Question about Yamaha Motorcycles
Starter button won't work. Can jump solenoid but no power to switch
The starter button is supplied with voltage from the engine stop switch internally in the right hand handlebar switch. Dissassemble the switch and verify that you have voltage to and from the stop switch. You will see the jumper wire to the starter button circuit board verify that it is hot when key and stop switches are on then verify if voltage passes through when button pushed. If not dirty or melted contacts in the button switch could be the cause. If voltage passes it goes to the solenoid next Via a side stand relay. This relay obtains a ground from the side stand switch. You can jump across the side stand switch to test it. From there the side stand relay must be checked or replaced. Keep following the voltage path untill you find where it stops and repair or replace as necessary. Good luck!
Posted on Dec 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: wiring diagram for bike
You can go to your local dealer and they usally will copy it out of ther service manuel for you.When you say passing lights do you mean highway lights?
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
The starter button is used in an open circuit design.
You must press the starter button to "Close" this circuit before the starter will engage. Taking the starter button out of the loop helps support the suspect short. Assuming you kept the starter button wires from touching. :) If not, it is most likely the starter button.
Trace the wires coming from the starter button.
There could be a short circuit. (Same as pushing the starter button). Check along the handle bars and anywhere rubbing could cause a break in the insulation. Try this at night with the lights off.
You may be able to SEE the spark and locate it quickly.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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