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I have a cb1000 big one with total power failure . bike started ran for few seconds n stopped dead . have checked battery , fuses , ignition , earth and cant find any thing obvious .

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Has the engine seized up? If it cranks and all seems to be in order, rev counter, ignition lights, fuel etc. Check for a spark at one of the plugs. If no spark I suspect the ECU.
Hope that helps.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

  • velbentley Nov 15, 2010

    there is no power at all . i checked battery with a meter up to and through ignition . that seemed ok . would broken ecu stop power to all the bikes electrics ? i put bike in gear and pulled wheel round doesnt feel seized .

  • specialistel Nov 16, 2010

    A broken ECU will stop the ignition not the lamps/starter etc.
    Just a thought but I had a similar problem on an Alpha Romeo car and it was a bad earth contact on the battery.
    Make sure there is 12volts on the starter solenoid with respect to the engine ground.
    Hope this helps.



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