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Changed ignition on my CBR900RRW today yet no spark, display, or anything. Bike was stolen a few months ago and a hotwire was attempted. No idea where to start on trying to solve this

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There is a good chance that the "Hotwiring" has caused a failure of either the immobiliser or the ECU. The only way to be certain which is to replace them one at a time or to get them tested at a Honda dealers.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013


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i could not find a schematic of a 96 cbr400rr, so guessing this bike is not from the USA. however, there should be a master fuse near the battery on the positive side mounted to the battery box somewhere. i would check this fuse first to see if its burned out.

also, is battery fully charged? might have to top charge the battery to get good juice if its old (>3 years) and been sitting for a bit.

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SOURCE: Sounds stupid however... attempted to jump start

its not the fuse your battery is broken the fuxe box is usualy nder the seat erm between the use their is a small peice of wire if the wire has a gap then the fuse has gone

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SOURCE: i have a 1990 honda cb1.. it was recently stolen

most likely the fuses, and/or light globes. The CDI box is for ignition and spark.

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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