Re: bike wont start unless the headlight fuse is removed
Check the ignition switch. The headlight power runs through the ignition switch, and this turns off the headlight when the starter is engaged, which provides full battery power to the starter without the load from the headlight. If there is damage to the starter button, it may be shorting out and causing the problem.
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If the starter turns, but there is no battery power reaching the headlights and no battery power reaching the ignition system there is a fault in some part of the electrical system used by both headlights and the ignition system, but not the starter motor. Check all the fuses, if any are bad or dirty replace them then try again, then check the new fuses to see if they have 'blown' if they have you have a serious short-circuit in the wiring or other electrical component, replace the fuses again and remove all the headlight and tail bulbs and try again.
get the dealer to sort this out as taking it apart yourself could invalidate the warranty. its classed as third party interferance, and as you are not a kawasaki mechanic they could wash their hands of the warranty.
The dealer should get it going again ( at no cost ) because this first try didn't really fix the bike. When you get it back, ask specifically what the problem was and how they fixed the problem. This information may well help you in the future. If you tinker with the bike now, the dealer may claim that your tinkering is the cause. Chances are there is a bit of trash in the carb that is blocking the main jet. First thing to check however is the spark plug. Is the spark plug actually providing a spark? A bad kill switch or a maladjusted center or side stand switch would kill the spark.
first check the kill switch located on right side handle bar and make sure it is in the run position. if that checks out then connect a wire from the + side of the battery to the headlight fuse then the bike should start, if it still wont crank use a screwdriver to cross the solinoid terminals and start your bike. this is a temporary fix called "hot wire" and should at least get you riding again.
check battery voltage while cranking, check battery leads and earth wire, sometimes a fully charged battery, if its getting old, still will not start the bike, will it start with jumper leads? The clicking is usually low voltage.
Headlights and, starter motors require more amps (power) than the blinkers and, taillights so: jump your battery before you tear into the wiring If it still doesn't start or, light up I'll help you troubleshoot the wiring
It seems that your bike's battery is not getting charged while running, but if your Headlights are working then the Dynamo is OK but the rectifier/battery charging has conked out. It might be just a blown fuse or it could be in the rectifier coil/circuit. It would be best if you could get it checked from their authorized service center and get the part replaced since you said that the bike is brand new & even the distributor from whom you bought it should take responsibility for a faulty piece of equipment.................sodeep
if & when you do get it running again, does the bike have a petcock at the gas tank? if it does, when the bike is running before you are about to park it for 2 weeks, turn the petcock off and let the bike die on its own (from fuel starvation). this will ensure there is (almost) no gas in the carb to cause any gumming. you can drain the little bit that is left with the carb bowl drain screw. then when you're ready to ride again, simply turn the petcock on, wait a few seconds for the carb bowl to fill, then hit the start button.