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Old 07-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Recently I picked up a 03 R6 that had been laid over. I only replaced mostly cosmetic parts ( gas tank, subframe, fairings and threw in a new battery and now it won't start. I push the start button and nothing happens, the starter doesn't kick and I don't hear the fuel pump kick on. Visually the fuses are ok and the wires are plugged into where they need to be. I've tried it with the kickstand up, clutch held in and it in neutral and still nothing. What else could it be?

The computer diagnostic has codes 30(lean angle sensor), 19(kickstand switch), and 42(irregular battery voltage, caused by the other two codes)

The lean angle sensor was just laying around so thats why it was on. I bolted it up and now it won't clear again. The switch is good, I tested it the way the manuel says too.

I jumped the kickstand switch, the same way I've seen other people do it to fix the problem, but I can't get it to clear.

Any ideas on what could be the problem?
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Did you check the main 30 amp fuse by the starter relay?
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Yeah I've checked and double checked all the fuses with a multimeter.
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What about all the relays? Depending on the valves you may need an adjustment.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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check the red switch on the right handle bar. open it up to see if it's even engaging. wish I was closer to you, I would be more than happy to take a look at it.
I had the same problem on the r6 that I picked up for RYk. Luckily mine end up being the switch not engaging. Because of it, the fuel pump didn't kick on. It was an easy fix. 10-20 mins is all it took me.
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check the red switch on the right handle bar. open it up to see if it's even engaging. wish I was closer to you, I would be more than happy to take a look at it.
I had the same problem on the r6 that I picked up for RYk. Luckily mine end up being the switch not engaging. Because of it, the fuel pump didn't kick on. It was an easy fix. 10-20 mins is all it took me.
I've been thinking that actually. I've been needing to take a look at it but I can't seem to find how to test it. Any pointers?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #7
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You didn't mention if the battery was good or the head light came on. Are you sure the power is all hooked up and charged?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #8
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The battery is new and fully charged. I have the headlight off the bike because I'm using race fairings, but the gauge comes on and everything.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
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Inside the switch there is a few contact points. Jump them across with a flat tip screwdriver when you get it opened up. The fuel pump should come on if it's just the switch. Mine recently was acting up. I took it apart, cleaned it up a bit and put it back together. Works fine now.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:40 PM   #10
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My 2003 R6 had switch issues after it got wheelied over backwards and the switch got bumped. It had grease on the contacts from the OEM greasing of the switch mechanism. Easy fix if that's the case. If you get it right, the fuel pump will turn on.

Be sure the kickstand is a normally closed circuit, otherwise wiring it together will make it think the stand is down.
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just open it up. it's pretty simple. hopefully your is just dirty. if it is, then just clean it up. Inside there is a small metal piece. When you press down the red button, that piece will make contact with another. if your isn't damage, chances are it is just dirty.
worst case, you can either rig it or get a new switch. (they're really cheap)
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #12
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! there is a lot of help in this thread...
let us know how it goes!
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The solder on the switch wires has failed on me before.
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Inside the switch there is a few contact points. Jump them across with a flat tip screwdriver when you get it opened up. The fuel pump should come on if it's just the switch. Mine recently was acting up. I took it apart, cleaned it up a bit and put it back together. Works fine now.
Good thinking! I jumped the switch and it started right up.

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just open it up. it's pretty simple. hopefully your is just dirty. if it is, then just clean it up. Inside there is a small metal piece. When you press down the red button, that piece will make contact with another. if your isn't damage, chances are it is just dirty.
worst case, you can either rig it or get a new switch. (they're really cheap)
Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to rig something up. The tiny piece that makes the rocker button attach to the the actual switch broke..... So it looks like I'll have to get a new one...

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! there is a lot of help in this thread...
let us know how it goes!
I know. I really appreciate all the help. Thanks guys.
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