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starting trouble

Postby d.blackston » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:01 pm



i have a 82 interstate that was running fine on the way to work today and it just cut off. no power to lights or anything. the battery is new. it will not jump off from car. checked fuses under the fake tank they are all good. fuse by the battery is good.when i touched a wire to the two posts on the syanode switch it would turn the motor over but still not starting or has not power to anything. can anyone please help



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Re: starting trouble

Postby Old Fogey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:51 am

Check the harness plug on the bottom of the ignition switch (not easy to get at on your bike), it sounds like it has become detached.
Or the switch itself has a fault.
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Re: starting trouble

Postby d.blackston » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:26 am

will do thanks for your help

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Re: starting trouble

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:01 pm

Also, double check that you have 12 volts on BOTH sides of the master 30 amp "dogbone" fuse next to the battery. That fuse tends to crack, and while it looks fine, it is actually open.

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Re: starting trouble

Postby scratcho » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Check that your kill switch on the right grip is in the on position. I hang my helmet there and moved the switch without noticing it, Took awhile to figure out why it wouldn`t start.

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Re: starting trouble

Postby d.blackston » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:44 pm

the fuse that is next to the battery is a 20 amp yellow fuse . one like you find in a car. i do not understand what you mean by a dogbone fuse. also i checked the switch today without taking it off the bike. it is not lose but it could still be bad . i did not have time to take the farrowing off to get to it.

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Re: starting trouble

Postby Briaqn Bottrell » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:17 am

You don't have to take the fairing off to get at the back of the ignition switch but you do have to lift the gague cluster, this isn't a hard job though.

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Re: starting trouble

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:41 am

d.blackston wrote:the fuse that is next to the battery is a 20 amp yellow fuse . one like you find in a car. i do not understand what you mean by a dogbone fuse. also i checked the switch today without taking it off the bike. it is not lose but it could still be bad . i did not have time to take the farrowing off to get to it.


Sounds like someone has changed the original fuse holder (which held a fuse almost dog-bone shaped) for one with blade type fuses.
20 amps is too low; it needs to be 30. But I bet the wiring changes around this modification are where your troubles lie!
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Re: starting trouble

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:38 pm

The "dogbone" switch is below and to the right of the battery. Is this where the yellow fuse is located that you see?

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Re: starting trouble

Postby d.blackston » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:41 pm

i am up and running. i took the battery out and took all the wires lose from the selanoid switch . put it all back together and put a 30 amp fuse in place of the 20 amp fuse and it started up. i drove it up the road and it is running fine. thanks very much for all of the post to help me out. this is a great web page and i will be back again.




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