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Old 06-28-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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When your motorcycle wont start

Ninja 250 '03 wont start.
The lights come on and the horn works so I am sure the battery is good.
But the starter does not make any starting noise.
Plzz help
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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??? Kill switch in the right position?
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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it does start when i push start, but dont know whats wrong with the starter
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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Grounding, loose terminals, kickstand switch, clutch switch. Check those...
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have you actually checked the battery? it takes a LOT more juice to turn over a starter than it does to blow a horn. your battery could still be bad. check your battery voltage or take it to autozone and have them load test it.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:03 AM   #8
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I think they look good, but honestly I dont know what I was really looking for ...
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Ok I will take it to Advance Auto then
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But it was working fine little while ago & then it just stopped.
Can the battery just go low like that ...
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Should be two wires going to each. Two wires that connect to the clutch, two to the kickstand. Just make sure they are making a good connection.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:23 AM   #12
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my 0.02 if nothing has worked, one thing, real simple, but i don't know how long you've been riding.

Are you in first gear and trying to start it? drop it to neutral, since the ninja won't start in first gear with kickstand down.

Also is your idle set really really low with the adjuster? Could be killing it?
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:33 AM   #13
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Tried the 1st thing u said still dosent start.
About idle I tried 2 move it a little bit still the starter refuses to work
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Lights are dimming at all? No starter engagment?

As mentioned above, kill switch, clutch switch. If you are trying to start it in neutral kickstand switch shouldnt matter. Lemme see if I can find a wiring schematic.
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+1 to what everyone said to you, im not a mechanical genius or nothing but i can do some things im on the se side , if you want bring it by
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Print this out. Start at the starter and work your way backwards to the relay, then through BOTH fuses, the very first one then there is another inline after the START/STOP switch.

The weakest part of your system is the fuses. If you have a test light you can check the input while you hit the starter switch at the relay if you know how to read the relay(wiring is on the side of the relay.) 85/85 should be your control circuit and 30 your constant power, 87 the output to the starter.
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:34 PM   #17
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Your owner's manual should have a wiring schematic for the bike. Make sure it is the same as the link above.
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