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1992 VT1100C : No Light, No Tick, No Crank, No Start

Howdy People~ Crazy Problem...

Last time I rode this bike was in September 09 and the battery was getting weak (has to be at least 5 years old) and was just barely able to turn over to start. This month I purchased a new battery (charged it completely : checked with meter 12V). Now...I got nothing working.

Bike doesn't turn-over or even click, no headlight (any lights for that matter). Checked the Fuses in the box and the inline main battery fuse. I attached an extra ground to the bike from the - battery (to test). Nothing...Nodda.

All the wires and leads look clean and connected.

I'm Toast<!> Anyone have any ideas???

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Did you check the kill switch, just in case it was put in the off position....


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Been there, done that, definitely a "here's your sign" moment.

Check the voltage to the starter solenoid, you need to find where the electricity "stops". Start at the positive battery terminal and work your way out from there.
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Did you check the kill switch, just in case it was put in the off position....
Sure enough did...Although it wouldn't be the first time I over-looked that. Thnx.
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Been there, done that, definitely a "here's your sign" moment.

Check the voltage to the starter solenoid, you need to find where the electricity "stops". Start at the positive battery terminal and work your way out from there.
Good Idea, I haven't cheched the solenoid :: Q? If the solenoid is bad - Could that stop all the gauges and lights from working?
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Not sure how it is on your bike, but on mine the solenoid is a combination of starter relay, main wiring harness connection and master fuse, so it's possible something there is screwed up or corroded.
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