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1997 Yamaha power comes on when I hook my battery up

Ok I hook my battery up to my bike everything comes on why is that

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    Gregg Mahin Sep 10, 2017

    Hi Ericka Jackson, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please tell me what model you have in the comment box?



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SOURCE: 1997 yamaha yzf 600r electrical problems

a jump box is nothing more then a battery with leads on it so where are you connecting it verses the new battery you put in the bike. that doesn't make since unless you are connecting the box right to the starter motor then it be constently running the motor untill you unhooked it. check all your fuses and examine all wire harnesses for damage, burns, or any mellting.

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SOURCE: no power to ignition

check the main grounds on the bike, also check the main starter relay.

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SOURCE: Bike will click but not start

check all conections are good, make sure the battery is good with a multimeter as if it has been left in a uncharged state for ntoo long it is proberly knackered if all that is ok, tap the starter with something as it could be stuck.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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