My bike will not attempt to start. Its been sitting for about 3 months. I went to start it up today and nothing happens what so ever. Its like the kill switch is off but its not. The battery has plenty of juice and since nothing happens I am guessing that it is electrical, maybe somewhere near the ignition button or maybe the kill switch has gone bad? Any ideas on where to start to track down the problem? Thanks!!
Sounds like your Flux Capaciter has crapped out, you can purchace one from the link below. LOL Just kidding, let's start with the basics then move to the hair pulling segment (hair and alcohol required) if needed.
O.K. lets start with the basics: but first you must answer some questions and provide a credit statement along with a criminal background, blood and urine samples!! It is merely a formality to make sure you are the actual owner of said motorcycle and that you did not steal it one night while you were jacked up on heroine!LOL
Assuming you are the owner of said motrocycle, Question #1) Do you have an MF AGM battery? if not get one ASAP. #2) Are you getting power to lights, Gauges, Ect.? #3) Is your battery fully charged and showing voltage around12.4-12.7v? #4) Is the bike in neutral when trying to start? If the answer is yes to #2 , #3, and #4) lets proceed to the next step.
Check your fuses behind the left side cover beside the battery, make sure all fuses are good. Remove the right side cover beside the battery so we have access to the starter relay. Check, clean and tighten battery connections, battery to frame ground, battery to solenoid positive lead, solenoid to starter lead, and ground to engine ground lead.
If still no start, remove the 2-wire connector to the starter relay/solenoid (white w/red stripe and black w/yellow stripe) This will bypass the ignition switch, on/off switch and starter button. Use a wire or screwdriver to jump the connection between the two terminals. If still no start or no clicking from the relay, the relay is probably bad. Next, slide back the rubber covers on the leads at the relay/solenoid, turn the key to the on position and use a screwdriver to bridge the connection between the lugs.
If the starter does not crank get a beer and a set of jumper cables. Open the beer and drink, slide back the rubber boot on the starter cable and connect the + cable to the + battery terminal. Touch the other end of the + cable to the lug on the starter. If it turns over your relay is toast, if it does not turn over you starter is probably siezed from sitting. Don't worry no big deal just get back to us and we can go from here.
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