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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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New to forum AND bike won't start

I'll post pics up soon. But down to business
I just got a 2004 Honda 599 CB and I rode it last weekend and put about 80 miles on it. I went to try to ride it 4 days ago and it wouldn't start.
It wouldn't even try to turn over. The kill switch was off, clutch in, key on, kick stand up. Fuses checked. has gas. Oil is good. Battery is good. The light will go off when I press the ignition button so I guess it's not the starter. I am assuming something electrical but I am at a loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 01:45 PM
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Are you sure the clutch is all the way in? Are you in neutral or in gear?
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Does chatt = chattanooga?

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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sounds like a switch to me... maybe your kickstand switch is faulty? when you hit teh ignition, nothing happens pretty much?
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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chatt does mean chattanooga
the clutch is all the way in
and it was in neutral
and the battery is good, I checked and rechecked the connections
I was thinking a bad switch but I just wanted to make sure I covered all my bases before I try and replace too many things
But yeah, nothing happens other than the head light going off. Not a noise or anything.
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chatt does mean chattanooga
Cool another east tenn peep, I will be down there next week for some training. Work for TVA. Let me know anytime you head up to the gap/skyway. I ride there all the time.

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and the battery is good, I checked and rechecked the connections
have you checked the battery voltage with a multimeter? if yes what did you get?
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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If the battery is charged and the connections are tight, I would check the main fuse on the starter relay. Also, if the starter relay is working, a click should be heard when the starter button is pushed. That is if current is getting to the solenoid. Time to get out the digital volt meter and check all your safety switches.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I can't get a hold of a volt meter till friday afternoon so I thought i was stuck but just now I turned the fuel switch to reserve and the bike started but didn't stay on for very long and it didn't sound right. Like it was runing out of gas so i assume the reserve ran out maybe? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense because I just filled the bike up and had only put 60 or 80 miles on it. So I was in a completely electrical state of mind now I am wondering if it is something else completely different or a combination.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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not enough cranking amps coming from your battery. try a hot jump from a car or jump box for a short period and see if that helps... if it does, charge that sucka up or get a new one.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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it sounds to me like a dead battery... check the voltage, charge it, try again. and don't forget to add gas
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wierd, I will check the battery again. the light isn't dim and the horn works fine. I thought those would fade a bit also I tried starting it from the battery charger and that didn't work either. But I will let you know of my progress and pics to follow. Thanks again
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 07:49 PM
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The battery voltage should be 12.8 after it has been sitting for at least a couple hours. If not try to give it a charge. If it don't take and hold that charge then the battery is junk.

Oh... and MAKE SURE its got gas and the petcock in ON.






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Oh and I moved it to tech!




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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got it started!
It was the battery. Wierd because I tried to start it with the charger before and it didn't do anything. I might have had the fuel switch off. In any event, thanks everyone for your input. What was throwing me off was the fact that the lights weren't dim and the horn was working fine....
The battery is charging right now and looks like tommorrow will be a nice day to ride
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awesome! have fun riding!
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That's what is happening alot. Peeps don't understand that the high heat is harder on the batteries than about anything else.

And if they don't put out 12.8 you are going to have problems. Just like I said....




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