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Not your average starting problem?
I've got an '05 600RR, and it's been running fine until this morning. I've been planning on selling it (to get the '07), and so I removed the tail fairing to fix a scratch on it. This morning, I try to start the bike...
And nothing. Before I started it, I wanted to make sure I wired the rear indicators correctly so I turned them on, and when the wires were connected the bulb just stayed lit. No flashing or anything, just 'on'. So, I sensed something weird, and I tried starting it. It turns over fine, but that's it. The fuel pump's not priming. So I spent a few hours doing the following:
1) Made sure I wasn't winning any idiocy awards and checked the starter button.
2) Checked all fuses (side, rear, etc., including the 20A one near the main 30A fuse). They're all good.
3) Charged up the battery, and also tried to jump start it (I have a jump-starter), but to no avail.
4) Checked the BAS
5) Checked the relays - and then...
I read on another post by HighNoonHonda, who was having the same problems. His recommendation was to jump the engine-stop relay. I did, and it worked. However, my headlights still don't work (tail is fine), and the indicators don't come on (not even the lights on the instrument cluster). Also, I'm not exactly sure what the problem is with the relay. Does it need to be changed out? Can I test the fan relay on it? (Sorry if that's a retarded question). The engine stop switch still functions (as in it doesn't let the bike turn over when in the 'off' position.
If anybody has any ideas on what to do, I'd really appreciate the input. Thanks a lot in advance for your time...
Last edited by nkumar; 04-20-2007 at 04:09 AM.