93 gl 1500 will not fire

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Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade

93 gl 1500 will not fire

Post by Bamasand » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:55 am

I was wondering if anyone ould tell me what would cause my bike not to fire.I think it is the kill swith.Is there any way to test the kill switch or bypass it to see if thats my problem?Thanks

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Re: 93 gl 1500 will not fire

Post by rayworx@comcast.net » Thu May 20, 2010 12:45 pm

I'm presuming you're having problems getting the engine to start and that you've checked to verify that the spark plugs have spark. In many cases a weak/old battery can be the cause. Even though the engine will turn over with the starter a weak battery won't have enough voltage to turn over the starter AND supply power to the ECM.
You might get a condition where the engine will want to start just as you release the starter button. But if you've been trying to start the engine (unsuccessfully) the plugs might be fouled from using the choke too much.

If you have jumper cables you can use a cars battery to jump to your battery. JUST BE SURE THAT THE CAR IS ***NOT*** RUNNING AT THE TIME YOU JUMP IT. That is important!!! If you need help email me.

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