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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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wtf ignition is not connected

ok so i bought a bike that a guy sold all the cosmetics to a friend , 96 cbr600 f3. i posted pics of it in the honda forum. so i am trying to get it running and it looks like the guy wasnt too careful in disassembling it. I realized the ignition wires are disconnected and im new to motorcycles so i dont know where they connect. i took pics of all the wires around there. there is one patch of wires and a box that is hanging in that area and im wondering is maybe thats it. any help at all is appreciated.. here are the ignition wires..


here are the wires with that box that are hanging in that area but they are bare wires


and here are some wires closer to the left side but have the same kind of attatchment as the ignition wires. the ones hanging down fromnmy hand not the big huge connect obviously lol
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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i guess youre right because the switch works but it wont turn over even when i give it gas
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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My Honda manual only goes up to 91. But I bet most of those wires are connected to safety switches (clutch lever, kickstand, neutral, etc.) that disconnect the ignition or keep it from starting. Best to start with a manual for your year bike.
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Bottom picture looks like a bulb socket with some "custom" wiring.



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ok so now i have no clue whats up because somethng is connected because when i push the starter botton it turns over but will not start. sounds like a dead batt but the batt is brand new and charged and tested. i wonder what the hell those first wires are if they arent the starter button wites. they come from that little switch that you push for ignition
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ok so now i have no clue whats up because somethng is connected because when i push the starter botton it turns over but will not start. sounds like a dead batt but the batt is brand new and charged and tested. i wonder what the hell those first wires are if they arent the starter button wites. they come from that little switch that you push for ignition
Short. Juice is running elsewhere...
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what u mean
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If I had to make a guess, I'd say there is a short somewhere and the current is not flowing to your startey bits...
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hmmmmm


how do i find out whats wrong and if there is one
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do it barney style. Make sure you are getting fuel n fire at the cylinder. then worry about if the purdy switches work
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shot some starter fluid in the carbs and tried starting. nothing. it was getting some exhaust but nothing else
i gave it some throttle and it sounded like it was trying a little harder but still no start
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how do i check? im new to all this and just a learner
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shot some starter fluid in the carbs and tried starting. nothing. it was getting some exhaust but nothing else
i gave it some throttle and it sounded like it was trying a little harder but still no start
If you sprayed ether in the carbs and it didn't start, you have one or two problems: low compression or no spark. With the cut wiring, you probably have no spark. You can pull a spark plug wire off one of the plugs, put in any old plug that fits and lay it on the valve cover. Crank the engine and see if you have a spark. If not, you need a $10 digital voltmeter from Sears to probe all the electrics (and there's a bunch) connected to the ignition. You will need a paper or downloaded manual for doing this.
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