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Start problem? Battery good, lights were on ignition on and when I push the start button everything goes dead. No ignition indicator, no lights no nothing. Sometimes I can get power back but as soon as I hit the start switch it dies. Thanks, John

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Let me briefly explain what happens when you turn n the key. All power is off in the off position with the possible exception of the brake light. When you turn on the key, you supply power from the battery to the electrical system. Typically, all systems are powered through a connection on the start solenoid. When key is on and the solenoid is in the off (or rest) position - all electrical works. When you energize the start solenoid, you need all the power you can get to run the starter - everything electrical turns off. After the start, you release the start button, everything electrical comes back on (solenoid returns to the rest position).
In your case, you say everything goes dead when you press the start button - this is as it should be - however, the mechanics of this system should deliver power to the starter - which evidently it is not. (A solenoid is nothing more than a electric powered heavy duty switch) It is possible your solenoid is worn out. There is heavy sparking/burning of the contacts every time you press the button. First thing to do is check voltage on the start side of the solenoid when you press the button. Voltage should be the same as on the hot side with the key on. Other possibilities - the wire from the solenoid is loose, damaged or disconnected, check both ends for tightness and cleanliness. There is that possibility there is a problem with your starter. Removal is not for the faint of heart though it is possible. There is also that possibility your engine is locked up and your starter can not turn it over because of that. If this is the case and you have a amp meter - you will see heavy draw on the starter wire. If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can so all the prelim checking.
I hope this helps you with your trouble. Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.com

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

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You have to check the battery cables for corrosion and loose connections , from your description tht of when hitting the starter button you loose all connections thts a typical sympton of loose connection especially on the main wire.
Go through the complete wiring and connections of your bike and spray WD-40 to all connections it will help clean up.

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Its nothing to do with the damper
The battery may not be accepting charge due to its age or condition (although as u can bump it soon after it sounds ok). Check this out with a charger & meter
There may be a bad or dirty connection somewhere between the alternator & regulator/rectifier or from there to the battery
It could also be a defective alternator winding or regulator/rectifier unit
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main fuse
check all the fuses.

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You got it, faulty starter solenoid or wiring from switch to solenoid.

Silly question but is the kill switch on??

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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jus got my 03 running simple solution ok first.. check all connects under driverseat and all fuses in fuse box.. ok pull the clutch relay it the box in front of fuse box.. pull it out put it back in.. ok here was my problem battery was new but wasnt fully charged.. 10.8 volts is what you need bro for the ecu to tell the thing to fire.. that's all it took for me hope it works for u.. if not ur goin have to put it in dealer mode n pull th fi codes google it to see how.. good luck..

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