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Old 10th July 2018, 05:32 PM
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Iíve a bandit 6 2002. This morning was working fine. Parked her in the main stand and out on steering lock. Iíve come out and when the key turns, nothing from the electrics at all. Dash is dead. No click from the starter.

Iíve checked kill switch and side stand. Anything else obvious it could be?

Thanks!
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Old 10th July 2018, 05:43 PM
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Flat battery?
Fucked ignition switch?
Blown fuse?
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Old 10th July 2018, 05:46 PM
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Looks like flat battery. So now, an appeal for help! I’m in Blackrock. Anybody about? Would be eternally grateful!
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bandit_eile View Post
Looks like flat battery. So now, an appeal for help! Iím in Blackrock. Anybody about? Would be eternally grateful!
have you breakdown with your insurance bro?? most insurance companies do it
if you need a number let us know
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:17 PM
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:23 PM
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Bump start it.
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:26 PM
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Bump start it.
eile is a bird man, they cant do things like that , but ironing defo no offense btw just saying like

edit, neither can I , bump starting nor ironing , naa

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Old 10th July 2018, 06:30 PM
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Bloody bird men coming over here and stealing or wimmin.
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:33 PM
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Bloody bird men coming over here and stealing or wimmin.
are you kidding sure there running the country now and from india , -04% of our GDP was spent on pink carpets and windows for the Oireachtas, which could have been spent on our bleeding roads
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:34 PM
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battery connections tight? try wiggling the key and wiggling the wires going to the igntion
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:36 PM
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battery connections tight? try wiggling the key and wiggling the wires going to the igntion
fucks sake man , stop will ya, your getting me horney here , wiggling this and that
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Old 10th July 2018, 09:39 PM
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Don't mind all that wiggling and giggling, run alongside it, get a bit of momentum up, jump on, clutch it, put it into 2nd gear on the move and let the clutch out (all with the ignition switch and kill switch on of course). Should bump start....

you might have left the parking light on all day if you turned the key to steering lock with light?
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Old 10th July 2018, 09:47 PM
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The kill switch ?
Ask sumbody for a push start if your still stuck

Save your insurance co phone #
For days like this or ring the lads
In Jps and they might be able too
Talk you true it.
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Old 10th July 2018, 10:06 PM
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Are ya still stuck? I could be in blackrock in about an hour for a key wiggling/push start I have a battery there that might work
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Old 10th July 2018, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bandit_eile View Post
Parked her in the main stand and out on steering lock.
overshot the lock position and accidentally turned on the parking lights?

If so, the battery is probably too flat to start the bike, even with a
push/bump.

I’ve come out and when the key turns, nothing from the electrics at all. Dash is dead. No click from the starter.

I’ve checked kill switch and side stand. Anything else obvious it could be?
If everything is completely dead, it won't be any of the usual issues
like: stand, clutch or kill switch. Most likely a flat battery.

A blown main fuse or faulty ignition switch is less likely.

Another possibility is that someone cut the ignition switch
wires in a failed effort to steal the bike.

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Old 10th July 2018, 11:41 PM
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I have a car/bike starter and tools - can give a dig out in the morning if suits.

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Old 11th July 2018, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Bandit 6 suddenly not starting

So it seems I did indeed overshoot the steering lock. I don’t usually use it at the house or the office, but I was out and about yesterday. Oops. I invested in a battery charger after the big snow so charged it overnight and now on the train back out...

Hopefully she is still there!
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Old 11th July 2018, 08:38 AM
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And thanks for the helpful comments.
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Old 11th July 2018, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bandit_eile View Post
And thanks for the helpful comments.
messing aside any luck did u get her going
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Old 11th July 2018, 10:01 AM
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Well I was grateful for the helpful comments. The others ... just add to the character of the place!

Fing forgot to bring a Philips with me. My mate had one when we disconnected her last night I think that is now the problem! The odo etc is coming on just fine but when I press the starter, nada. Doing it over and over again. Thought I got them pretty tight with the key, but not tight enough, methinks. Or it could be something more serious.
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