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I have a 1999 zx7r.

I just got back from a ride, pulled it in my garage and hit the kill switch. When I did that, all the lights shut off. (normally all lights stay on, just the motor dies)

Now there is no power to the lights, turn signals, horn, starter... nothing.
Battery is good. I can jump the solenoid and the starter spins the motor.

Checked fuses, all are good. Even the 30 fuse on the soleniod.
any ideas?

Thanks in advace,
-Dom
 

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and 5 mins later, i got a update. I was reading some other threads and the thought of a bad ignition switch.

White has power, blue does not.. Jump the two together, and everything lit back up.

But wtf? I use the kill switch to shut the bike off. How does that make the ignition switch go bad?
 

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great. went and bought a switch just to hotwire it to the switch for now till i get money for the new ignition switch.

nothing happenes when i hit the starter button.. and when i jump the soleniod, it dont start...

what do you guys think?
 

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I think you are attempting to hot wire the bike, effectively, and that is why it does not start.

You can't just bypass the ignition switch. You can remove the ignition cylinder and clean the contacts and make sure everything works.
 

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Well, actually I am sure you can bypass it, but not just by jumping two wires together.
 

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true. just got the bike a little while ago.. it ran rough so i cleaned the carbs.. ran great for about a week and now this..

Just got laid off, so income is short lately.

I plan on getting the new ignition switch in about a week.. Just need a way to ride it around untill then
 

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can anybody give me any info as to what the other wires go to?

I know the white is 12v constant, and blue is all the lights, but what about the others?
 

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Get a manual with a wiring diagram if you plan on doing any more work to this bike.

I strongly suggest it. Saves a LOT of headache and questions later.
 

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Well, actually I am sure you can bypass it, but not just by jumping two wires together.
Just need to also get that 100 ohm resistor that is in the Ignition Switch to get 6v to the Grey wire that feeds the CDI, bike hot wired....

To explain what goes wrong with that grey wire, read this biblical post by Saint Whitey... HERE
 

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Just need to also get that 100 ohm resistor that is in the Ignition Switch to get 6v to the Grey wire that feeds the CDI, bike hot wired....

To explain what goes wrong with that grey wire, read this biblical post by Saint Whitey... HERE
Yeah, im aware of that. What I am saying is op should do it right. And I practically have white on speed dial.
 

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thanks guys. Ill see if i can take it apart to clean it..

If it still dont work, ill just hotwire it untill the new one i order comes in the mail.

Thanks again
 

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Yeah, im aware of that. What I am saying is op should do it right. And I practically have white on speed dial.
Def with ya Squidge, OP should do it correctly, I was just more jokingly adding to your funny comment about almost hotwired...Maybe should edit that out, that isn't knowledge the world really does not need to know, but who carries a 100 ohm resistor around with them... Maybe Whitey.

I also almost have Whitey on speed dial, I chat with Jim daily... All three of his computers died stalling our EFI project... He has my Gas Tank, moding it like his to put a gas-tank sending unit... He is the man, Chuck Norris has a Picture of WhiteHendrix on his wall!
 

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Def with ya Squidge, OP should do it correctly, I was just more jokingly adding to your funny comment about almost hotwired...Maybe should edit that out, that isn't knowledge the world really does not need to know, but who carries a 100 ohm resistor around with them... Maybe Whitey.

I also almost have Whitey on speed dial, I chat with Jim daily... All three of his computers died stalling our EFI project... He has my Gas Tank, moding it like his to put a gas-tank sending unit... He is the man, Chuck Norris has a Picture of WhiteHendrix on his wall!
Anyone who picks up a wiring diagram can figure out how to bypass the ignition. It isn't exactly quick though.
 

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true. I just sold my 3000gt to get my zx7r.. so its my only form of transportation. I gotta get all of the kinks out of this bike asap.

sorry for my ignorance.. but whats op?
 

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Original poster - person who started the thread.
 

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true. okay, thanks..

Well if i can get the bike running without the ignition switch, i will know for sure its that.. I cant waste $50 if its not it..
Anybody know where I can get a wiring diagram? I would get a manual, but nobody around my city sells them, I would need to order it online.
 

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true. okay, thanks..

Well if i can get the bike running without the ignition switch, i will know for sure its that.. I cant waste $50 if its not it..
Anybody know where I can get a wiring diagram? I would get a manual, but nobody around my city sells them, I would need to order it online.
To bad you were no a little closer to south Jax, I could take a look at her for you, or trailer her up, I live about 10 minutes from the 295/9A/95 cloverleaf in Mandarin.... I'm on vacation until the end of April... Then new job starts.... As for a wiring diagram, here is the one I host on my webpage.

http://www.allendoc.com/zx7r/wiring.jpg

This Forum will not resize it like here does.
 

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Okay, so i dont have a dremel or a good small drill with a small metal bit..
So i took the blade off of a hacksaw and did it by hand.. Got a slot in both bolts and unscrewed them with a flat head..

Im looking at it, and that just looks like it takes off a cover.. not unbolting the ignition switch from the tree. Any ideas? Looks like there is bolts from the bottom of the switch, but no size socket works? another security bolt?

Also, i tried doing some searching on the forums, and I see how people can think someone stole a bike, came on this forum, and is asking how to take out the ignition switch.. If anybody has any doubt, I do have the title and registration in my name, along with the bill of sale, and I can prove it upon request.
 
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