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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Worst day of my life on a Bike

So yesterday, everything was going fine. You guys saw. I pumped up some more numbers in the hole and chatted with my peeps. Well at the end of the day, I did what every red blooded american does... I went home. And yes it was on my bike. The trip home from work on a week day is about 23.2 miles and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Traffic is a [email protected]#$%. So I get through the worst part of the traffic, and start to accelerate, and all of a sudden my RPMs drop to zero, and the bike dies. I pulled off to the side of the road and let it settle for a moment and tried to start it. Turned the key, FLipped to switch to ON, and pressed the starter... nothing. Not even the sound of the negine turning. Checked for neutral; check. Kicksatnd up; check. Gas in the tank; check. Everything was working except for the starter, and the neutral light. I have never been so depressed as I was this morning when I got in the CAR and had to drive the old cage to work.

I need a hug.
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post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:01 PM
 
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So have you figured out what is wrong with it?
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post #3 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:03 PM
 
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Yeah whats the deal bro? Any idea what happened?



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post #4 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:05 PM
 
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dude that sux
did your battery die?
get the dealer to fix it if the starter crapped out.
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post #5 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:07 PM
 
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No click, nothing? Did you have oil in it? Is yours an '06?
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post #6 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:08 PM
 
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also possible that you blew a fuse.
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My battery is good, but when I turn on the ignition I get no power.
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This is probably because of a blown main fuse. This 30 amp fuse is found in the starter solenoid unit next to the fuse box.
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post #7 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:09 PM
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now tell us what it is!!!
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It is an 06, and Im not sure hwat happened. By this time, the dealership service department was closed so I have to wait until i get off work to get them to come and get it where i had to leave it. My NCO (who has riden since the 1800s) said it may be since it was air cooled, it may have over heated in traffic and killed the power. or something like that.
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post #10 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:15 PM
 
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Or your alternator. My friends truck quit in the middle of the highway and then wouldnt even turn over and when he went to get it checked out the alternator was shot.
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It is an 06, and Im not sure hwat happened. By this time, the dealership service department was closed so I have to wait until i get off work to get them to come and get it where i had to leave it. My NCO (who has riden since the 1800s) said it may be since it was air cooled, it may have over heated in traffic and killed the power. or something like that.
Those are air cooled?
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definitely check out the ninja250.org FAQ.
I would:
1) check all the safety switches (clutch, sidestand, neutral)
2) check the battery voltage
3) check the main fuse
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Those are air cooled?
yeah, i dont know why
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post #14 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:26 PM
 
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check all the easy shiz first like connections and stuff, and if you got a meter test the lines , might be a simple prob, sounds dodgy tho
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post #15 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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definitely check out the ninja250.org FAQ.
I would:
1) check all the safety switches (clutch, sidestand, neutral)
2) check the battery voltage
3) check the main fuse
i used to belong to that site. they are mean there. but the FAQ is quite helpful.. maybe today when i actuaaly have no work to do, i'll take a gander
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i used to belong to that site. they are mean there. but the FAQ is quite helpful.. maybe today when i actuaaly have no work to do, i'll take a gander
dude i totally agree i'm almost afraid to post there. but their FAQ is decent.
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dude i totally agree i'm almost afraid to post there. but their FAQ is decent.
i take it you got yelled at for asking a dumb question. i did twice
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so??? any news?
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i am beyond purturbed right now. so i go to look at the fuse areas on the bike (mind you im skippin out of work) and the 30 amp starter fuse, is good to go. so i start lookin at other fuses, and low and behold... ignition fuse is busted. so we replace it and the bike come back to life. i start riding back to work, and it happens again. so now its in a parking lot and i'll deal with it in the morning. i was soooooo p-o'ed. i thought i would be able to ride today.


bright side: i did ride for a couple of miles.
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post #20 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 08:45 PM
 
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Sounds like you have a short. Is the fuse blowing when starting or just sometime while riding?
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