2005 VFR 800 won't start

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  1. sigzero

    sigzero New Member

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    I have a 2005 VFR 800. I have a new battery. When I turn the key all the lights come on. When I flip the red switch I hear the whine of the FI. The bike is in neutral. When I depress the starter button...I hear nothing (but the light goes off like it should).

    I am thinking fuse. What say you?
     
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    If the starter's not even turning over or even clicking I'd start with the fuses and go from there.
     
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    I had a new battery ( 1 month old) that measured good but as soon as you hit the started the voltage dropped. Jumped the bike to confirm the battery was dead, turned out one on the plate broke loose.
     
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    Yeah, no clicking. Sometimes the manual I have isn't very clear where to start so i wanted a second opinion.

    Thanks!
     
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    If your starter fuse and main fuses are both good, check your relay next. Your relay should click if it's working, if not, switch off and disconnect the connector from the starter relay and do a continuity check between the green/red terminal of the connector and a good ground source with an ohmmeter. If you've got a Honda service manual or the Haynes service & Repair Manual, follow the Electrical Starter Troubleshooting procedure, it could be anything from your neutral switch to your sidestand switch.
     
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    I would check the ground cable first. An easy way to check connections:Take a volt meter, set it on the 2 volt scale. yes, [I2 volt scale Put the pos and neg. leads across the connection you want to check. NOW WITH THE LEADS CONNECTED across the suspect connection TRY THE STARTER If you get a reading of 2 tenths of a volt or higher that is a PROBLEM connection.
     
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    relay

    I just had the same problem with my '04. I was lost so I took it to the Honda dealership and it ended being the relay that disengages your headights so that all your power goes to your starter when trying to start the bike. At first, I had to jump the bike then as the day went on my headlight quit working and when I shut the bike down it would not start back up. Even if I jump started it from another bike. Once I disconnected the jumper cables the bike would die again.
     
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