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HELP!! Bike won't even turn over...

I have a 1986 VN 750 that was running good. I had to replace the fork seals which involved removing the headlight and all the wiring associated.. Once I got everything put back together the unit turned over once, blew a fuse and now won't turn over at all. I replaced the 10 amp fuse blown and have come to the conclusion there was a bare wire in the headlamp casing... After correcting this the starter will not turn at all. Any ideas what the problem could be? I've traced every wire to make sure there were no breaks but I still get nothing. The battery is fully charged, all the lights come on but when the start button is pushed nothing happens... Help, please!!!
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I have a 1986 VN 750 that was running good. I had to replace the fork seals which involved removing the headlight and all the wiring associated.. Once I got everything put back together the unit turned over once, blew a fuse and now won't turn over at all. I replaced the 10 amp fuse blown and have come to the conclusion there was a bare wire in the headlamp casing... After correcting this the starter will not turn at all. Any ideas what the problem could be? I've traced every wire to make sure there were no breaks but I still get nothing. The battery is fully charged, all the lights come on but when the start button is pushed nothing happens... Help, please!!!
Recheck all fueses again, main fuse (30amp) mainly, make sure that you didnt cross a wire or two when you reassembled. I have personaly done that myself I am sure others will pipe in with a few more ideas for you, untill then check out those couple things. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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Don't mean to sound dumb but check the kill switch on the handlebars . I drove 40miles for my neighbor because he said his was dead and found he accidently hit the kill and all I did was turned it back on.
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Don't mean to sound dumb but check the kill switch on the handlebars . I drove 40miles for my neighbor because he said his was dead and found he accidently hit the kill and all I did was turned it back on.
I did that once too, pulled into town and it was cold and ready to rain so I had on thick leather gloves and bumped it and didnt realize it, I was two blocks from work so I started pushing it, got about a block and realized the switch was off. boy did I feel stupid!

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Also double check neutral light/switch, clutch safety switch, and sidestand switch.

Are you getting power at the start switch button, both terminals, and from the starter switch (trigger) wires at the relay? Try jumper wire direct from battery pos terminal to pos trigger terminal on relay. Does the relay click? If you have power at both trigger terminals but the relay does not click, it is bad. If no click, try jumping the contacts across the relay or directly from the battery positive terminal to the starter terminal. If the relay doesn`t click but the jump turns the engine over, the problem is in the relay. Let us know what you find. If you need more help, just ask.

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which 10 amp fuse did you blow?
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