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Bike won’t start

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    Bike won’t start


    So like the moron that I am, I thought I’d ‘lighten’ up my race bike by removing wiring from previous turn signals, brake lights, etc by cutting the wires with the battery still plugged into everything and the key in the ignition (off position). As I went to cut a wire, I saw a huge spark from the area around the key and now the bike only clicks repeatedly when I hit the ignition (engine won’t turn over).
    Even after reconnecting the cut wires still no luck.

    The only fuses I could find were for all of the stuff that’s already unplugged from the bike (radiator fan, abs, lights, horn) and all fuses were intact.

    Am I f#$ked? It’s a 2019 ninja 650. And now everyone knows who this moron is too!

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    There should be more fuses: fuel pump, ECU, starter etc. Some of them will be quite large. I'd look for them first...

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    There's a starter relay under the seat, I believe too. A big square box.

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    Check the wires to the ignition switch since it sparked there, if burnt new switch.. Does the fuel pump chick on? Main fuse. What wire was cut?

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    There should be more fuses: fuel pump, ECU, starter etc. Some of them will be quite large. I'd look for them first...
    If it is like my 2007 Ninja 650 the main starter fuse is behind a small cover on the side of the bike near the battery box. There is one or two 30A fuses there that may have blown.

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    Main fuses (30A) are intact too. There is a click click click, but no starter. One of the wires for a brake light

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    have you tapped on the starter with a small ball peen hammer ? battery full charge ? click click click sounds like a weak battery sound

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    There's a starter relay under the seat, I believe too. A big square box.
    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    Check the wires to the ignition switch since it sparked there, if burnt new switch.. Does the fuel pump chick on? Main fuse. What wire was cut?
    Sounds like the starter relay to me.

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    First: When you turn the ignition on - what exactly happens? Lights & instrumentation come alive as normal? Fuel pump prime?

    Second: When you thumb the starter button, exactly WHERE is the clicking coming from?

    Third: Do you have a clutch position switch? Is it working properly? Bike in Neutral, kickstand up, clutch squeezed/released? The fact that you hear clicking when you're thumbing the starter makes me think it's not any of these, but it's worth asking... When something is slightly off like this we get distracted from the obvious safety features. (My girlfriend called me up a couple weeks ago with the same kinda problem... her friend's bike wouldn't start, they tried jumping it with a jump pack... yeah, it was just in 1st gear. They put it in neutral, started fine under its own power.)

    Worst comes to worse, research how to ditch the ignition entirely (more weight reduction) and go keyless... power everything through the kill switch.

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    Sounds above my pay grade. I’ll likely make things worse at this point. Good point on keyless

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    Re: Bike won’t start

    if you have no fuel pump, and it just clicks, suspect the ECU/anti-theft went bad. you need to pay for a wiring manual or pay the diagnostic fee for someone else


    Quote Originally Posted by Momoney7878 View Post
    cutting the wires with the battery still plugged into everything and


    So anyway, I started blasting..

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