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Yamaha v max 2003 1200 was working great...turned it off now it will not start....battery comes on lights and so forth are one but bike will not turn over....

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I just had this problem with my 1988 honda vlx600, see if you neutral light comes on if not press and hold the start button and play with the shifter while it neutral or try shifting from 1st to neutral and see if it bumps over

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Possibly a problem in the clutch\side stand\neutral safety circiut, use a multi meter to check the switches go on and off , and check for loose plugs or damaged wiring

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Bike turns over all lights on except the neutral light when i try and start it it wont start all fuses work battery good

You dont say what bike this is, most modern bikes wont start if the neutrol light does not work, this is safety feture to stop you starting the bike in gear, does the bike turn over ok or not? Does the bike have the gearing selection reversed as with rear sets in track mode as the gears are reversed, and neutrol would be 1 down from the top

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Vmax battery is good but when starter is pushed the oil light comes on as well as head light but does nothing else, indicators etc work. the bike was working 4 weeks ago

Check your fuse box for dirty connections or corrosion around the fuses. Check the engine cut off switch (rock it back and forth a few times), side stand safety switch of so equipped, clean the battery terminals and cables.
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Can a voltage regulator/rectifier if not working properly blow the main fuse. I have a 2002 v-star 1100. I was riding when all of a sudden the bike died on me. I lost all power no light, turn signals,...

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Lights flickering at times and/or battery gets hot to the touch


When the regulator dies, it allows as much as 19 volts to appear across the battery. This is not good. It will cook the battery and the battery could even explode. Fuse can not stand up to this!

Oct 05, 2009 | 2000 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

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Bike was dead - I installed new battery and no change.

check wireing to starter and fuses then service inspection needed .

Aug 25, 2009 | 2001 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

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My bike starts great but when i turn my lights on deep or main my engine cut out !!! can any one help me

start the bike and hook up a volt meter, verify there is approx 14 volts going to battery. then turn on headlight or signal light or even pull in the break lever and see if you still get 14 volts. if not, voltage regulator may be bad.

Jun 11, 2009 | 1996 Yamaha YZF Thunder ace 1000 R

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Bike in neutral will not start

could be kickstand switch or neutral switch. also check kill switch. starter relay should be under seat by main electrical harness with rest of bike relays.

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Starting problems on my Motorcycle

Just because the lights work, doesn't mean the battery is good. Put a meter on the battery, try to start the bike, does the battery drop below 10 volts? if so the battery has weak cells.
If not, try jump starting the bike.
if this doesn't work, then using the jumper cables, if you can safely attach the positive cable to the starter solenoid and the negative to a bolt on the frame. If this works one of you battery cables is bad, if it doesn't you may need to pull the starter, and bench test it.

I hope this is of some help.

Apr 20, 2009 | 1996 Yamaha YZF 600 R thunder cat

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Push starter button and no start

Evansville! Nice part of the World.
Bud's Harley Shop still there?
O.k. daft thing is the off run switch on the handlebars turned to off?
Failing this will the bike start and run off bumping (Push start).
If it does take a look at the battery (Maybe Dead cell/s) or Starter solenoid wire/fuse.
Solenoid is located near the battery it is the cylindrical item with the main pos+ wire from battery going to it.
Good Luck! could do with a new Bud's Harley 'T' shirt as mines worn out.
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Done my own service now need to switch oil inspec. light off

if you can turn the ignition off while the service display is up
you hold the set button while turning on the ignition to clear the service reminder on some japanese motorcycles.

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