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My 2002 ZRX 1200 R would not start this past
Please check that all coils do have a good earth as this could be part of the problem .
if you have power with the new battery i would suggest to trace the power source from the battery to the coil with a tester but the earth is usually the trick .
Please let me know if you have all lights working , horn and the starter is turning the motor etc...
on Jan 13, 2013
Hi, im not quite sure
HI Dave, according with you discription of the problem (by the way very good explained) look like you have a problem with the wiring conection in some parts or the batery is no good (you don't say if it is new).If the batery is good then start removing every conection and clean it well (w40 is a very good cleaner) dry proply and back assembly the conection. First with the cable from the point of the batery to the main switch with all parts in betewen, like the black box you say (that is probably a relay). After this is finish, or before if you like, check the earth cable, remove it from both ends, at the batery point and at the point where is conected to the engine, I think may be it, the earth cable is the main cause of the problem. Be pacient and do step by step and I'm sure you will resolve the problem. If still it is no enough to resolve the matter, and you consider I'm of value to help you to resolve the problem, do not exitate and send me a message and I will help you with real plessure.
on May 04, 2011
Replacing speedo cable on 02
Fairl straight forward job, start at the top avoiding any tight bends with the wheel clear of the ground insert the cable whie turning the wheel this will hellp locate the cable a small amount of grease wouldnt heart
on Sep 17, 2011
What to look for when buying used
Know that most shops will probably refuse to do repairs on your bike if it is more than 10 years old. Most all shops use this same standard. Parts availability is the main problem. In any event, below are things to look for if getting a used bike.
Does the engine start easy and idle smoothly? Does it accelerate without hesitation?
Any smoke when it starts or when pulling away from stop light? (Bad valve guides).
Any smoke when riding at 30mph? (Piston rings worn or possible previous seize up).
Does the clutch engage and disengage smoothly? Clutch lever easy to pull?
Any oil or coolant fluids leaking after a ride?
Do all gages work? Lights, horn and flashers?
Any red lights on the gages lit up? Any computer codes flashing?
Do front and back brakes operate and stop smoothly?
Is the motor oil pretty clean or really dirty? (Sign of how well the owner has cared for the bike).
Is the oil "white-ish"? (water in the oil. If motor is water cooled it's usually bad water pump seals).
Any funny sounds from the gear box? Anywhere else?
Does it shift smoothly up and down the full gear range? Neutral light come on properly?
Sprockets still have rounded tips not pointed? Well lubricated chain?
Good tires? How old is the battery? All lights work properly?
Is the upholstery good? Plastics cracked or broken?
Gas tank badly rusted inside? Do the wheels run true or weave?
Do the forks look bent from a side view or front view?
Does it drive nice or is the bike squirrely to drive? How about around curves and corners?
Ever been wrecked? What service work has been done in the past?
With the handlebars driving straight ahead, is the front wheel pointing a slightly different direction?
Do all accessories work properly?
Ask what doesn't work on the bike. What known problems do exist?
These are things to look for. I hope this helps.
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on Jul 26, 2009
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