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Hi, Mar it should be noted that the reasons your check engine light or CEL stays on constantly or flashes and your bike will or will not start and may turnover or not, these conditions will vary from bike to bike depending on the year, make, and model and you should always refer to your owners/service manual for proper diagnostic procedures. It should also be noted that any type of prior work done to the bike or an abnormal event occurrence IE: adding accessories, electrical curiosity or adventures, laying the bike down or crashes, rainstorms or bike washings just before CEL light issues started can be significant hints or aids into tracking down the gremlin, also for 2003 and older models carry the appropriate jumper wire to access fault codes and reduce the risk of being stranded or towed also keep in mind that your CEL comes to life if anything, and I do mean anything isn't 100% with the ECM like parameter spikes. This means that you could be staring at a major repair, or your speedometer sensor is contaminated and needs to be cleaned.
And the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery check the 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, you should have 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 batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Faulty charging system.
3. Faulty system sensor some models have up to 40 sensors
4. Faulty safety switches: run/off, ignition, clutch lever, neutral, side stand, tip over, fuel, and or their connections.
5. The engine got wet where it didn't like to get wet.
6. Faulty ignition circuit spark plugs, coils, cables etc.
7. Broken wire or worn insulation exposing wire to a ground situation especially inside wire harness at tight bends around fairing brackets, under dash panels, under fuel tanks over cylinder heads etc. Many harnesses are open on the ends that will allow water to enter and accumulate at v-bends.
Dielectric grease and contact cleaner are your best friends for wire/cable/harness connectors, look for corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets. Run speedometer diagnostics and check for generated fault codes.
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2005 Honda CB... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019


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1999 Honda F6 C... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019


Hi, Janet for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2006 Yamaha V... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019


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2004 Yamaha XT... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019


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2005 Yamaha TT-R... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019


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Honda... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019


Check the oil level. An oil change should be carried out anyway about every 6 months, and filter change every 12. All dependent on the amount of use it gets.

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Triumph TT 600... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019


If you don't have a oil tank or reservoir you have to mix it yourself. "https://www.6ya.com/callphilipforhelp

Suzuki RM 250... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019


These days with solid state electronics on board,I not jumpstart anything.unplug headlight,get someone to push the bike up to 5 mph,pull clutch in put in second gear pop cluch n roll start.Make sure key is on and kill switch in run position.Also,this will only work if battery has some life and at least 10v.Most all electrical systems need 10 v or better for ignition to work.If you choose to jump start with another battery make sure polarity on battery is hooked up properly and connect ground terminal first then positive on bike and then hook up other end same way.good luck....

2004 Yamaha FJR... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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2004 Yamaha FJR... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

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