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PostAuthor: Rehuas » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:46 am

Can anyone please help me!!!!
Yesterday my xv 400 wouldn’t start. There is no power at all- nothing to the lights, nothing to turn over... completely dead. But my battery is new and is showing 12+ volts.
I’m thinking there might be a problem with with the red wire somewhere between the negative battery terminal and the start button.... any ideas??

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Re: No power!!!

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:40 am

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Main fuse? Or simply dirty battery, solenoid or some connection. Just 12v? Healthy battery should show 12.5v+. But even at 12v, should at least click. Not sure bout the 400, assume it's the same, Viragos' headlight will not come on just by turning on the key. Engine's gotta turn over some. Doesn't even have to be a complete revolution, though. But the idiot and tail lights should come on with just the key. Would suggest to start tracing with volt meter (or 12v fuse probe) from battery forwards. See where the juice stops.
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Re: No power!!!

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:33 pm

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Rehuas wrote:Can anyone please help me!!!!
Yesterday my xv 400 wouldn’t start. There is no power at all- nothing to the lights, nothing to turn over... completely dead. But my battery is new and is showing 12+ volts.
I’m thinking there might be a problem with with the red wire somewhere between the negative battery terminal and the start button.... any ideas??
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Re: No power!!!

PostAuthor: Rehuas » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Hi thanks for tips!!
Battery is showing 12.5+ volts and it’s new so don’t think it’s that.
When I trace the wiring with a circuit tester it stops lighting up at the solenoid which has a corroded connection. I’ll get a new solenoid and hopefully she fires up.
I don’t know much about bikes bc I only just started riding so are you saying that the current comes from the battery passes through the solenoid before moving on to the rest of the bike????

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Re: No power!!!

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:15 am

Rehuas wrote:Hi thanks for tips!!
Battery is showing 12.5+ volts and it’s new so don’t think it’s that.
When I trace the wiring with a circuit tester it stops lighting up at the solenoid which has a corroded connection. I’ll get a new solenoid and hopefully she fires up.
I don’t know much about bikes bc I only just started riding so are you saying that the current comes from the battery passes through the solenoid before moving on to the rest of the bike????


NO! The power goes from the positive battery cable to the main fuse to the rest of the bike. There are two wires that go to the starter solenoid, a large gauge cable that goes from the positive battery post to the large post on the solenoid; a small wire that goes from the starter relay to the small post on the starter solenoid. The small wire is what activates the starter solenoid to activate the starter.....
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