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PostAuthor: rotormac » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 am

When I push the starter button I get nothing. Lights and horn all work. I can jump the solenoid and starter and get it to turn over. Bike is in neutral with kickstand down. Main fuse is fine. Replaced the solenoid and still get nothing. Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:51 am

Ignition fuse? So it's "not" doing anything "until" you jump? Maybe make sure all connections clean/tight in the right handlebar cluster? Starter relay? Starting circuit cut-off relay? Lotta connections in the whole thing, if not clean/shiny/tight, will give ya fits galore. Worse part...just takes "one".
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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: rotormac » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:13 am

The only other fuse I see is in a holder marked "signal" and it checks good. I checked the switches on the right handlebar and all were clean and rust free and I sprayed some electrical cleaner on them.

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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:24 am

Really? Then I'm at a lose. Never owned a 250, but if still stock...fuse boxes usually have minimum of 4 fuses. Ignition, signal, headlite, taillite, with main being in separate holder. Hmmm.
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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:38 am

The start button gets its ground from the handlebar, check to make sure the HB is grounded, and then check the start button to make sure it isn't dirty or corroded.
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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: mark75 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:18 pm

electrical gremlins is the worst --- you'll need to check each connection is clean & tight (esp. battery and ground cables-check if corroded inside them)

make sure your battery is good and fully charged. how old is it?

do lights dim/go out when start button pushed?

will it start if "push" started?
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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: juro12 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:32 pm


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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: rotormac » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:12 am

Problem solved. It was a short in the wire that runs from the starter solenoid to the start button. I would like to think all of those who gave their advice.

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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: juro12 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:52 am

how did u find it?

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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: Canadian Star » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:48 pm

Was the wire shorted or open?
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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: rotormac » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:42 pm

I found it with a test light. Like the one you posted.

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Re: Starting Problem

PostAuthor: juro12 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:54 pm

rotormac wrote:I found it with a test light. Like the one you posted.



:bg: ok, but that was fast, please say what diagnostic method u used.
need details.

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