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I have replaced battery cables, solenoid, and battery with new parts and still can't get bike to turn over. All power works, lights, etc., but won't start.

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Probably the interlocks preventing the start....typically on a Yamaha street bike...

First...is the Engine Stop switch ON (the kill switch)
Is the bike in Neutral and does it show as neutral on the dash....
if so it SHOULD crank....however sometimes a relay hangs up....so try the alternative..
you can start it in gear but only if...
a) The sidestand is up -theres a switch to detect its retracted to its resting place
b) the clutch is pulled in -thers a clutch switch on the lever that detects the lever is pulled in.

If the bike was in neutral but only starts with clutch in and sidestand up, there is an issue with a relay.

If none of the above allows it to start....your tip over switch may be bad, loose connection etc.
Let us know how you make out.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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