help with starting please

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by eddy58, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. eddy58

    eddy58 Member

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    Hi and thanks in advance ! I am hoping to get some help my bike is a 96 roadking with 2002 drive line and electrical . the bike started perfect but now when ignition is turned on everything seams fine you hear the fuel pump kill switch works and everything , except when you hit the start button there is nothing no click no nothing any help on where to start testing would save me hrs of guessing thanks again in advance
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Start with a battery load test, then check all connections and fuses.
     
  3. eddy58

    eddy58 Member

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    just installed a brand new battery and all fuses are good can i bypass the electrical and jump the starter some how to rule that out ??
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yes you can jump across the battery and green wire o the solenoid with the key on run switch on bike in nuetral
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Many "new" batteries have actually been sitting around a long time prior to installation and fail the load test. It's a quick, simple test that gives you immediate peace of mind concerning your battery.
     
  6. eddy58

    eddy58 Member

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    just wanted to say thanks for the help i ended up undoing and re tightening all my connections and starts like a dream
    Thanks again
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Excellent! Thanks for coming back with your fix and letting us know.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
  8. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    Good for you. Ride safe.