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rottenralph
18th June 2006, 00:41
I push the button and nothing happens. I need to know if there is anything between the starter , the switch and button to make it start. I rode to bike night and home and all was well. Went to leave this morning and nothing. Lights and all electrical works but the start does not. All wires appear to be connected. No clicks or anything.

snowman
18th June 2006, 00:52
Check the ground wire on the starter too.........:gun

IamVince
18th June 2006, 01:17
on my 88 there is a relay

a45junkie
18th June 2006, 01:27
check for voltage on the black/orange wire at the relay under the seat when you push the button

rottenralph
18th June 2006, 01:47
O'k, now whats it look like. Never messed with it before. Is it the little black square thing back there that mounts to the back of the oil tank?

a45junkie
18th June 2006, 02:01
should look like a little cube with five wires

a45junkie
18th June 2006, 02:06
gots a hot wire from the start switch and a ground, and three terminals for the starter probably only uses two

a45junkie
18th June 2006, 02:12
oh also the run/stop button is on right?

a45junkie
18th June 2006, 02:15
if it's not getting voltage from the switch you gots to trace that wire down to see where it's broke

rottenralph
18th June 2006, 17:16
Well, upon further inspection I have discovered that the relay is no longer on my bike. Just a empty plug. I guess that the mounting point is there for a reason and I should have connected it to the back of the oil tank.

sportysrock
18th June 2006, 17:18
awshit!!!!

rottenralph
18th June 2006, 18:47
I have concluded that pretty much every mechanical failure I have ever had always leads back to me being the cause. I can't even begin to guess how much I have spent as a result of being in a hurry and an amature mechanic.

cjburr
18th June 2006, 19:32
It's money well spent if the lesson is learned.

Don't be too hard on yourself Ralph, I'm no expert, but the work I've seen of yours is great and you are far from a novice.

Keep up the good work, Chris

snowman
18th June 2006, 20:13
I have concluded that pretty much every mechanical failure I have ever had always leads back to me being the cause. I can't even begin to guess how much I have spent as a result of being in a hurry and an amature mechanic.

Sh:censort happens. Glad it didn't cost you more than some time and frustration.....:smoke