Motorcycle Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic ASAP
so when you turn the key on, do any lights on the gauge turn on? or when you turn the key, nothing happens?
did this problem happen suddenly, or has it been getting worse?
okay. from the battery to the main fuse you have 12 volts?
turn the key on...do all the fuses in the fuse block have 12 volts? yes/no?
do you get 12 volts leading to the key switch? yes/no?
From the battery to the main fuse, yes on the 12 volts
When I turn on the key, do all fuses have 12 volts- No, I have tested on both sides of the fuse.
From the 30 amp fuse location, I assume it's mounted on top of the starter solniod, I get 12 volts either side of the fuse but, on the solnoid, I get only 12 volts on 1 terminal nut and not the other with the key turned on.
you dont need to remove the key switch yet untill we know it's bad. if you grab the wires that come out of the back, that is the connector we have to test. you will need to take the fuel tank off for this. you might be able to get to it if you remove the two front plastic covers in teh very front under the fuel tank. you want to find the wire harness connector for the key switch.
when you test the same wires with an ohms test, with the switch on do you get 0 ohm through the switch?
if your voltage drops, maybe there is a chance your battery is shot?? have you had the battery load tested? any shop or auto parts store will test it for free, and go get the battery tested before we proceed to make sure it is good.