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Hi .. I'm new in this forum..

Unfortunately i ran into a problem with my bike. It seams over winter that it wont even turn on the head light or any other electric when i turn the key to On.

I verified that it is not the battery, had a battery tester and also the charger attached to it yesterday both verified that the battery is healthy. Also checked the main fuse and it looks good. Last season i did see a problem with the electricity due to the fact that the turn fuse kept blowing.

What can be the problem. Do you guys see any potential issues?

Best Regards Mathias.
 

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Hi Yorkie.. Thanks for answering.

Do you think i need to change it or just check for any loose wires?
 

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check all fuses too!!
 

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Start one step at a time. Battery to frame voltage. Solenoid to frame. Solenoid other pins with key on to frame. Keep working your way back. There is a good chance the 30 amp fuse in the starter solenoid is blown or the cables are corroded.

If your battery does not have at least 13 volts, preferably 13.5 volts, fix that problem first.
 

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Don't forget to check the inline fuse. Had that one pop on me before and left me puzzled before I learned that it existed. Mine was near the battery tray (93 zx7). It's incased in a plastic weather pack. Probably no bigger than a few cm in length. Maybe 1 cm. in width
 
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that be the one I'm thinking of
 

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The ZX-9R B's seem to have problems with the ignition switches when there well used/old, so do some resistance checks through the switch at the plug.
Expect to see zero Ohms between most except for the white wire power IN to the gray out, where you want to be seeing 100 Ohms.
 

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Thank you for all the replies. Here is what i did :

1.) Checked all fuses. 30amps, 10 amps. Everything is okay.
2.) Found a loose wire between the ignition switch to the main cable (harness) - Fixed that.
3.) Battery reads around 12.50 volts => Battery to Solenoid reads around 12 volts.
4.) Between Solenoid and ignition switch reads 12 volts.
5.) When i power on the bike (turn the switch) nothing happens.
6.) After i place a multimeter at the frame and using the other pin suddenly it reads 10-11 volts and the bike seams to come alive (at some level atleast)
7.) Then when i start turn light it ticks once and then shut downs completely.

Any idea?
 

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Or a bad starter solenoid. Turn the key and smack it with the handle of a screwdriver and see if it wakes up.
 

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It's not a good idea to smack the side of a starter motor on these bikes as there are magnets stuck to the insides and you don't want them coming free, plus there's the chance that you will lose magnetism by banging them.
 

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Just weird when i try to turn on the turn lights or even try to start the bike it's just as if i turned the key back to off position.
 

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It's not a good idea to smack the side of a starter motor on these bikes as there are magnets stuck to the insides and you don't want them coming free, plus there's the chance that you will lose magnetism by banging them.
I said solenoid, not starter. And I said the handle, not a hard part. Don't break stuff.
 

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It's not a good idea to smack the side of a starter motor on these bikes as there are magnets stuck to the insides and you don't want them coming free, plus there's the chance that you will lose magnetism by banging them.
Battery tested okay in battery tester and battery charger says it's at full charged state. Could it still be it?
 

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My Apologies, I must have had starter motor in my head.

The battery to the starter solenoid is just one thick wire and I would not expect to see a voltage drop unless there is a poor connection.
 

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Okay she fired up after changing the battery. Awesome! Thank you so much.

The only remaining issue is that it seems to be leaking brake fluid. Or what is it?
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