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Old 12-13-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Why won't it go?

I've been working on it again.

I had the tanks painted, new battery, oil and filter and washed it good.

I went for a ride. I got about 300 yards, down a big hill of course and it went dead.

Deader than hell, no lights no power, nada.

I put a meter on the hot solenoid side and there is power there.

But solenoid won't engage. I suspect the switch. 65k miles 04 950

Can you replace the switch from the top if you have the key?

Any ideas?
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:19 PM   #3
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Battery connection is loose...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688290

A few items in this thread that may help you?
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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I've been working on it again.
You may wanna stop doing that.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:39 PM   #5
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You may wanna stop doing that.
I had to change the oil and the battery died. Otherwise I wouldn't have.

Thanks Deadly. I probably didn't tighten the battery terminals like a dumbs.

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Old 12-18-2014, 10:48 AM   #6
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It wasn't that.

I'm making the jumper so I can bypass the switch to see if it is bad. Or maybe I'l just ride the ST or take a nap.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:54 PM   #7
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New Relay Fuse 30 amp.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:01 PM   #8
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Or the wiring on the relay has corroded and you've disturbed it.
Or the most likely culprit is the big clump of soldered wires just above the solenoid has corroded and you've disturbed them, crap idea and it always goes bad there eventually.

Either way I bet it's the wiring around the solenoid, took me a day to finally realise what the problem with mine was after a similar incident, only mine still had enough connection to get a reading on a meter which really threw me.

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Old 12-18-2014, 08:04 PM   #9
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Check your battery cables and the battery ground connection at the frame, make sure you're contact is corrosion/rust free.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:04 AM   #10
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If the instrument pannel is dead, then you are pointed to the main starter relay.

They tend to get bad after a while. This is a common visible failure:
Not the only one though. I had two of them die internally.
There are some cheaper chinese replacements, but didn't have much luck with them.

The key barell would work intermittently giving some signs. Another clue is your battery diying. The starter usually struggles to engage, clicking like crazy. This also wears it.
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:10 PM   #11
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #12
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The dash and all of the DC circuitry except the starter are protected by the 10 amp fuse on the side of the solenoid/starter relay. If you haven't already, test there. If hot and fuse good, go to relays up front.

Lots of posts about problems with the ignition/key switch--contacts wearing and no longer making contacts and frayed wires around the steering stem.

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Old 12-22-2014, 02:17 PM   #13
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It was the fuse. I don't know why it blew.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:26 PM   #14
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Mine did the same for no apparent reason, that's why I ended up finding out about the big group of soldered wires above the solenoid. In my experience fuses that are near their limit eventually blow.

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