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1997 Kawasaki GPZ1100 will not turn over

Recently charged the battery on 1997 GPZ1100. After putting it back together and trying to start it I heard a pop like a fuse blowing and nothing worked. When the key is turn off the clock on the dash works but when its turned on the clock goes off and nothing works. I have checked the fuse box under the seat and the 30A fuse on the right side near the battery. I can't find anything else to check. Any ideas??? Regards Pete

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Hi, Pete before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter have failed or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
14. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Posted on Jul 16, 2017

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SOURCE: turn on key no electrial,

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

There is a master fuse. It is 30 amps and is located at the side of the starter motor relay. To determine the location of this relay, follow the wire from the + terminal of the battery. The main fuse is responsible for supplying all the electrical power of the bike except for the starter itself.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn my key on nothing happens on the dash

Both cables firmly connected? Good ground? Cables connected properly (+ to start solenoid, - to the frame?) Is there power at the battery? You measured the battery with a Volt/Ohm meter? What about the solenoid? Have power on the battery side?

Couple things for you to check. Currently, the website is not notifying we volunteer question catchers of comments posted to questions ... so, if none of this works, please reformulate your quesiton with the latest information and repost.


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sometimes fuses that good shud be tested-chec wiring thru bike for cutz n corrosion-a bad relay can giv these symtoms--secure a repair manual for detailed procedures or ask dealer tech

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: My battery was dead from

the minimum for a battery should be 12.4 volts,, its probably not getting the amps that are needed, replace the battery

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