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1996 yamaha royalstar electrical?

Ive had this bike since the day it came out it has over 200,000 miles on it and up till about 5 months ago ran perfect. i started having problems with the battery posts wearing out. well i replaced the batttery and before when i turned the key id get power and here the fuel pump clicking as normal but now im getting no power what so ever. ived checked the fuses and ran the wireing to make sure it just isnt wear and tear and a loose wire but it all looks in tact. please any ideas would be appreicated its riding weather!

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  • sonia lane
    sonia lane Mar 20, 2014

    found a few fuses hidden behind the seat lock they were bad i just replaced them now im getting lights on now just wont try to crank when i try to start it

  • Lewis Meyer
    Lewis Meyer Mar 20, 2014

    Follow your wires, there are plugs that look ok but corrosion formed inside my brothers bike from being outside and/or getting wet from riding in the rain. I pulled the plastic plugs apart and found white asky corrosion. The plastic wire joiner had ab out 8 wires going in and coming out. So for a temporary fix I noted what wires were corroded and one at a time I cut that wire off and the one it went to. Braded them before the corrosion and just taped them together. Now the bike cranks and starts right up. Hope this works. PS check your wires on your started always good to take them off every few years and wire brush them clean. Good luck God Bless

  • Gerard Simmons Mar 21, 2014

    With the miles you've got on the bike, replace both batterycables.

  • mannjay
    mannjay May 12, 2014

    follow the positive cable to a box that looks sorda like a cylanoid has a fuse in it i had power going in on this but every time i hit the starter power would kill it replaced it and bike started up even better than before



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Hi, Sonia and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary, check 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 if necessary.
4. Bank angle sensor tripped and ignition/light key switch not cycled to the "OFF" position and then back to the "ON" position.
5. Faulty starter button/switch.
6. Faulty jiffy stand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
7. Security alarm needs a reset.
8. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
9. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
10. Electric starter shaft pinion gear is not engaging or over-running starter clutch slipping.
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1. #1 test. Obtain a 12 volt circuit tester, the type that looks like an ice pick with a wire coming out of the handle. With ignition on, hold the tip of the circuit test against the post of the coil, the post that is marked with a + The light in the tester should light up, meaning you have battery power. If you don't have electrical power there, trace back to battery to find out why. If you do have power at that point
2. Moving the the opposite side of the coil and place the tip of the tester again the post marked with a minus. With the key on, crank the engine. The light in the tester should flash. These 2 test have just tested your battery and ignition system. Bill

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try recharging the battery again. Remove the connector to the voltage regulator. Start/run the bike. If it lasts more than "3-5 minutes" then you have just confirmed a defective regulator. The voltage regulator would look something like below image.
This page may give you additional insight.

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I am having exactly same problem. re starting, battery and fizzz. At the bottom of the carb on bikes left side is s screw. get a glass or old clean jam jar, place the thin tube in jar that comes off the bottom of carb, turn screw. petrol should start flowing into jar. let out about two egg cups full into jar. re tighten screw. hold jar up to light. what you have done is remove any water from the carb. you should see any water floating below the petrol. NEED I SAY DONT SMOKE WHEN DOING THIS . The fizz i cleaned all the contacts of any white deposits around bulb holders in the indicator arms.tightened the wiring conectors. Removed and dcleaned the indicator switch.

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