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HELP-Bike won't start

Hi guys/gals,

I am having problems getting my rr7 to start. It was in my parents garage for a few months over the winter, I rode it to my house 30miles away and it was fine. Went to start it the next day and no cigar. The battery is fine. Doubt it's the sidestand s/w as it's in neutral and turns over but will not start.

I have read that starting it with the throttle fully open might work but my battery drains before this could work. I think it might be the plugs but was wondering if it could be anything else before I attemp this.

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Also forgot to mention 5k on the clock and no mods.

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Are you hearing the fuel pump kick on when you turn the key on? Might be your run/stop switch, this is something we have seen on a number of 07-08 bikes. The contact becomes loose and doesn't turn on the fuel pump like it should. T




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I would check your fuse box just to make sure your they aren't blown. Good Luck

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+1 on the kill switch...
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The Kill switch is ok and the fuel pump seems to be ok (that's the whirring noise when I turn the key right?). Has just recieved a full tank of fuel too. It started ok from cold at the beginning of my journey, I stopped at my flat to phone my local garage to book a service and when I went back down 10mins later it wouldn't start.

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The Kill switch is ok and the fuel pump seems to be ok (that's the whirring noise when I turn the key right?). Has just recieved a full tank of fuel too. It started ok from cold at the beginning of my journey, I stopped at my flat to phone my local garage to book a service and when I went back down 10mins later it wouldn't start.

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Check your plugs and make sure you have spark.
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I'm offshore at the moment so I can't sort it for a few weeks but it's really eating me up. I was going to have a look at the plugs when I get home. How can I check for a spark, I'm new at this.

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I'm offshore at the moment so I can't sort it for a few weeks but it's really eating me up. I was going to have a look at the plugs when I get home. How can I check for a spark, I'm new at this.

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Pull the plug out and hold the end against the head then crank the bike, just make sure you hold it by the rubber bits cause it REALLY F*CKING HURTS when it bites you. Trust me on that I have done it before....
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It started ok from cold at the beginning of my journey, I stopped at my flat to phone my local garage to book a service and when I went back down 10mins later it wouldn't start.

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Sounds like maybe the battery isn't charging properly. You'll need a multimeter to check the battery voltage. Should be 12.6 - 12.9 volts or so after sitting for a few hours and around 14 volts when the engine is running. Try jumping it off a car (car engine OFF).
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Hi checksix, I have checked the battery and have been using an oxford optimiser on it for a few weeks and it says the battery is strong. I have checked the voltage and its around 14v before I connect it. I think the plugs are the next best port of call.

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Your no-load battery voltage sounds good. After you've cranked the engine a bit, the voltage should still be above 12 after you let it rest a minute.

If it's cranking strongly then the problem is likely elsewhere, unfortunately.
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Changed the plugs.

I have changed the plugs. Went to start it up and couldn't hear the fuel pump this time. Going to check my relays...

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I really hate the way the daisy train stuff together on CBR. My HIDs caused my headlamp fuse to blow.... who would have thought that would be your starter fuse as well....

Anyway, goodluck with the search, point in above... sometimes it takes a lot of jimmy jawwing around to find the problem even if it is a simple one.
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I finally got my cbr started, took a bit of persuasion but it is up and running again.

Changed the plugs, my plugs were fouled up pretty bad. Spent ages checking fuses/relays etc to find it was my battery which was weak...

Got a few good days of riding it, weather was great. Now I have found a big dirty nail in my back tyre.

Thanks to everyone for their help/advice.

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