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Old 03-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Starting issue Kawasaki 1500

I have a 1996 Kawasaki vulcan 1500. It hasa starting issue. I went through originally and found that the power wire from the batt to the ign. solenoid was cut into by rubbing on the batt housing. I tested the solenoid and can start the bike by jumping it. I have checked all the fuses and all are good. I replaced the igniter. and still nothing. I also have no light indicators lighting up. (nuetral light, etc...)

Does anyone have any ideas on what I need to do or check. Power and ground are good also. Was checked with ohm meter,voltage meter and test light.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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If you can start the bike by jumping it, and there are no indications of power without a jump, then it sounds like a bad battery to me. The battery may test ok with no load, but still have internal damage that keeps it from having the amps needed to start and run the bike. The internal cell bridges could have been burned through when that wire shorted out.
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Thank you guys. I guess it was boggling me so much I didn't even think of that. Once again I appreciate it. I will try that and let you know.
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