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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Bike wont start.

I am not versed in electrical at all, so bare with me if I have a few questions. I will do my best to look up what you mean though as I did yesterday, and very much appreciate the help.

Once again my bike just won't start. Today I went to fix my right blinkers. A week ago I disconnected the front and rear blinkers as I was doing some painting, and when I went to plug everything back in and use the right blinkers, nothing happens. There is no click, no light on the dash, and no light to the blinkers.

While trying to see if I can find a short I tried to turn the bike on to see if maybe some vibrations would help (again, zero knowledge of electric). I turned the key on, the dash lit up, I turned the switch to run and there was no click. There was nothing.



All connections to the battery, starter, ect are tight. The only thing I thought it could be are the three yellow wires coming from the stator as I have replaced the stator (twice) and done the stator mod. I think one was loose (likely from wiggling wires around while trying to trouble shoot), but then pulled them all off and cant remember if they get plugged back in in any particular order (again I know nothing about electric). I plugged them all in nice and tight and tried a few different ways to connect them, but nothing happens still.

If anyone can help please let me know. Or if anyone knows a bike mechanic around the Akron Ohio area that doesn't charge an arm and a leg please let me know. I have been happy doing all this work myself the last few years, at this point I have worked on it more than I have ridden it and just want to ride.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!

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What Has Been Done:
New Battery
Stator Mod
Spline Lube
Starter Relay - replaced
Ignition Coils - replaced
ACCT's to MCCT's
Seat Mod
Re-position Rear Blinkers
New Fork Seals
Lowered Shocks
Ear Shave
Coaster Mod

Still to come:
Remove air box
Side Mount License Plate
Re-Position Horns
New Mirrors
New Exhaust

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and the battery has a full charge. I even plugged a jumper up to it and got the same thing.

It rode great and started right up last week.

Thanks again!

1987 Vulcan 750

What Has Been Done:
New Battery
Stator Mod
Spline Lube
Starter Relay - replaced
Ignition Coils - replaced
ACCT's to MCCT's
Seat Mod
Re-position Rear Blinkers
New Fork Seals
Lowered Shocks
Ear Shave
Coaster Mod

Still to come:
Remove air box
Side Mount License Plate
Re-Position Horns
New Mirrors
New Exhaust
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Clean ignition switch. Puck under the key.

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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The ignition switch is brand new and replaced 2 years ago. The old one was shorting out when I would make right turns... Made for a couple close calls. Haha

1987 Vulcan 750

What Has Been Done:
New Battery
Stator Mod
Spline Lube
Starter Relay - replaced
Ignition Coils - replaced
ACCT's to MCCT's
Seat Mod
Re-position Rear Blinkers
New Fork Seals
Lowered Shocks
Ear Shave
Coaster Mod

Still to come:
Remove air box
Side Mount License Plate
Re-Position Horns
New Mirrors
New Exhaust
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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All fuses are good, the ignition switch is very clean, the wires to the start button are clean and attached (took it apart).

I will update everything as I look at it.

Again thank you very much!

1987 Vulcan 750

What Has Been Done:
New Battery
Stator Mod
Spline Lube
Starter Relay - replaced
Ignition Coils - replaced
ACCT's to MCCT's
Seat Mod
Re-position Rear Blinkers
New Fork Seals
Lowered Shocks
Ear Shave
Coaster Mod

Still to come:
Remove air box
Side Mount License Plate
Re-Position Horns
New Mirrors
New Exhaust
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Checked the ground from the battery, and the one that comes off the side of the battery case. I see no issue with the ground wires. I have been looking for frayed wires and what not, but am not seeing anything.

Am I looking for the right thing even?

1987 Vulcan 750

What Has Been Done:
New Battery
Stator Mod
Spline Lube
Starter Relay - replaced
Ignition Coils - replaced
ACCT's to MCCT's
Seat Mod
Re-position Rear Blinkers
New Fork Seals
Lowered Shocks
Ear Shave
Coaster Mod

Still to come:
Remove air box
Side Mount License Plate
Re-Position Horns
New Mirrors
New Exhaust
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Tried tapping the starter with a wrench and nothing.

Looked over all the wires I can think of.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Not finding much on this, and have run out of ideas.

Thanks again!

1987 Vulcan 750

What Has Been Done:
New Battery
Stator Mod
Spline Lube
Starter Relay - replaced
Ignition Coils - replaced
ACCT's to MCCT's
Seat Mod
Re-position Rear Blinkers
New Fork Seals
Lowered Shocks
Ear Shave
Coaster Mod

Still to come:
Remove air box
Side Mount License Plate
Re-Position Horns
New Mirrors
New Exhaust
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