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Bike wont start

I have a 91 yamaha fzr 600 R van hines edition. New battery, new plugs, when i push the start button nothing happens but a click in the cylinoid. anyone with an idea would be greatfull. It used to take a long time to start but it would crank and eventually turn over. My friend recently layed it down and now it wont do anything. Besides some scratches on the plastics and a broken brake handle nothing else happened he layed it down slow and gentle. all fuses are good, and even if i hook it up with jumper cables to the jeep it still wont crank.

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You have to check the starter motor,prolly the brushes are gone . Also check the connections from battery to the solenoid and from the solenoid to the starter.

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Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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I have a 91 fzr 600 recently did oil change, spark plugs,didnt ride bike for 2 days then went to ride it today and wont start, thought it was the battery so i jumped it and it started but started running...

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check your fuses first should be one under seat and maybe by head light then battery connection make sure it si tight leave key on the whole time you do these tests then try to jump off the starter with rubber ended screw driver touch positive to a ground then check connections to key switch with test light if u are getting power to the key switch and nothing happens order a new key switch bike will not fire unless switch is making contact with battery good luck let me know how it goes

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If the bikes charging system is not working there will be no power to the coils, and no spark (once the battery is drained). Try putting a good, fully charged battery in the bike and check the charging system.

There are certainly several things that could cause the symptoms you describe. Based on the information you have provided that is what I would check first.

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1994-5 were the only two years for that bike according to this page. Keep in mind the model/letter designations are not the same everywhere in the world. On the page they also list several years of "Yamaha FZR 600 (reduced effect)" which someone could call an FZR600R, even if that's not exactly what the factory called it.

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