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xr650l electric start problems

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I went to start the bike and it does not start. Pulled plug out and tried starting and saw no spark at the gap. Any advice on where to start the troubleshoot. I am on vacation in the sticks and have no manual to look at.

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With no spark, the first thing I'd check is the plug, the second thing I'd check is the CDI, along with the wires leading into it (check for a ground and/or broken wires).

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I have unplugged the wire to the plug and installed another one, while holding the plug to the engine and frame and hitting the start, no spark was seen. Is the CDI under the seat?? Without a manual, how can I ID the CDI?? I will try following the wires and look for something. Thanks for any help from Y'all.

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I have unplugged the wire to the plug and installed another one, while holding the plug to the engine and frame and hitting the start, no spark was seen. Is the CDI under the seat?? Without a manual, how can I ID the CDI?? I will try following the wires and look for something. Thanks for any help from Y'all.

only thing you can check is for all the correct inputs to the cdi. you replaced the plug or wire? check the plug wire resistor. also check your safety switches(kickstand, clutch)--- you can bypass all the safetys by grounding both wires connected to the clutch switch.

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When you pull the RLHS side panel (seat stays on), the CDI is the flat box with the wires in the rear of the battery box.

Hit that sucker a few times, then try it.

Dave

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Thank You for the hint...I hit it a few times with a wrench while starting and it fired right up...It does click when I hit the start switch...reminds me of starter problems on my old Chevy truck...I think Ill just go replace it with a new unit and end of that. Thanks all for the quick responses, now I can finish my honeymoon. Talk to y'all later, take care.

Sidney

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I had the same problem on my bike :bonk: Glad this thread was here :thumbsup: Ended up being a bad conection :ride:

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I went to start the bike and it does not start. Pulled plug out and tried starting and saw no spark at the gap. Any advice on where to start the troubleshoot. I am on vacation in the sticks and have no manual to look at.

Try and connect both wires at the clutch switch AND ground them. This bypasses all the safety switches.

Seen some kickstand switches fail.

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That wrench thing works on wives too...

Just ask my first three...

I can't do that...My wife shoots back. Never take a wrench to a gun fight!:thumbsup:

-Joe

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Try and connect both wires at the clutch switch AND ground them. This bypasses all the safety switches.

Seen some kickstand switches fail.

I also did that! :thumbsup:

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I also did that! :thumbsup:

Is that how you found the problem? Where was the bad connection?

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Is that how you found the problem? Where was the bad connection?

It was a bad conection at the box. :thumbsup:

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