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Wont turn over. new battery new solenoid .fuses checked.

Customer Question

wont turn over . new battery new solenoid .fuses checked . seems as if the starter button is dead , fuel pump just clicks . no voltage to starter motor can jump out solenoid and starter will crank over .
JA: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?
Customer: no new battery
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 1995 suzuki intruder 800
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i have checked the clutch safety switch , the kick stand switch , the nuetral safety switch makes no differance . is there MASTER CIRCUIT BREAKER AND IF SO WHERE IS IT and what does it look like .
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and on " there MASTER CIRCUIT BREAKER AND IF SO WHERE IS IT...", I don't recall a 95 to still have a circuit breaker but if it would, it would be behind/near the fuse box. A way to determine if indeed no circuit breaker on your version would be the existence of a 25 or 30 Amp fuse in the fuse box. And the alternative would also hold true; no 25 or 30 A fuse, then there would likely be a circuit breaker.

Have you tried starting with the side stand folded up and the clutch lever pulled in?

Still, proposed preliminary checks (if have not been tried):

  • • other than the "...clutch safety switch , the kick stand switch , the nuetral safety switch...", likewise check the sidestand relay, ignition switch, the engine stop switch and the starter button switch;
  • • ensure that the starter solenoid's black/white wire is tied to a good ground;
  • • trace the starting +12V from the:
  • - orange/yellow wire from the fusebox to the side stand relay;
  • - black/red wire from the side stand relay to the engine stop switch;
  • - orange/whitewire from the engine stop switch to the starter button; and
  • - yellow/green wire from the starter button to the starter relay;

Additionally (and again if have not been done), re-inspect the battery, its ground lines and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring. In some instances, it may be an advantage to hardwire a secondary ground BUS; i.e. from the battery's - terminal to the frame, to the engine and to the harness' black wires.