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Old 29th December 2012, 06:51 PM
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Hi I power washed my 00 varadero 1000 a few days ago.i started and ran the bike while I dryed it.went to go for a spin today turned the key and nothing no electrics and fuses are all ok.any ideas would be appreciated thanks
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Old 29th December 2012, 07:05 PM
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Did you check the 30amp fuse on top of the starter solenoid it's hidden under the red connector block
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Old 29th December 2012, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by YamahaTDM850
Did you check the 30amp fuse on top of the starter solenoid it's hidden under the red connector block
Yep it's ok
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Old 29th December 2012, 07:16 PM
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Try cleaning the battery termanals and the connections around the main fuse in the live termanal. Other then that check all the connections around the ignition and work down.
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Old 29th December 2012, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

strip the bike today couldn't find anything obvious,cleaned a few earths and battery terminals.have a set of spots and heated grips wired off the battery and they work.will have another go tomorrow

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Old 29th December 2012, 08:43 PM
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Check the block connector for ignition?
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Old 30th December 2012, 05:14 PM
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i know it sounds stupid but is the battery dead?
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Old 30th December 2012, 05:39 PM
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No fully charged.didnt get to have a look at the bike today hopefully tomorrow
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Old 30th December 2012, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

Originally Posted by redlatitude
Hi I power washed my 00 varadero 1000 a few days ago.i started and ran the bike while I dryed it.went to go for a spin today turned the key and nothing no electrics and fuses are all ok.any ideas would be appreciated thanks
never do that to a bike bruv
sorry i cant help
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Old 30th December 2012, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

if theres nothing at all on dash , check ign stich / block connecter, / battery connections , engine earth, and re check fuse connection in solenoid, its most likely one of them

try changing the 30amp fuse
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Old 30th December 2012, 06:33 PM
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Thanks for the help lads,i'll have a go tomorrow,hopefully it's something simple
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Old 30th December 2012, 07:57 PM
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Same thing happened mine never did figure it out. Used to just cut out and not start unless i bumped it. Changed it for the GS
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Old 1st January 2013, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

you checked all the obvious not-so-obvious stuff like the kill switch, side stand switch etc
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Old 1st January 2013, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

Originally Posted by ruane
you checked all the obvious not-so-obvious stuff like the kill switch, side stand switch etc
There's no ignition lights or nothing so doubt its this
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Old 1st January 2013, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

Originally Posted by redlatitude
Hi I power washed my 00 varadero 1000 a few days ago.i started and ran the bike while I dryed it.went to go for a spin today turned the key and nothing no electrics and fuses are all ok.any ideas would be appreciated thanks

You could try some wd40 spray down the ignition barrell if water got down the key hole it might have messed up the contact points at the bottom of the barrell.

wd40 normally will disperse any water thats down there
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Old 2nd January 2013, 12:58 AM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

so spots and heated grips work so that says battery is good so something ( Safety may be stopping it ) when you press start button does nothing light to indicate whats wrong. Kill switch and side stand switch are safety stops . try bypassing em with a bit of wire it will eliminate them while you try start it.
we were out today on a bike run and buddys honda developed a miss fire as we investigated on side of the road checking the tightness of plug lead the lead just fell into his hand as he checked it , tighetned it up and ran away all day no bother.
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Old 2nd January 2013, 01:04 AM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

Originally Posted by myfirstyamaha
There's no ignition lights or nothing so doubt its not this
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Old 2nd January 2013, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

Originally Posted by featherduster
so spots and heated grips work so that says battery is good so something ( Safety may be stopping it ) when you press start button does nothing light to indicate whats wrong. Kill switch and side stand switch are safety stops . try bypassing em with a bit of wire it will eliminate them while you try start it.
we were out today on a bike run and buddys honda developed a miss fire as we investigated on side of the road checking the tightness of plug lead the lead just fell into his hand as he checked it , tighetned it up and ran away all day no bother.
no lights on dash or power going to fuse box and main fuse is ok.might have something to do with the starter relay.me and a mate are going to strip the bike in the morning and if no joy it will be on the way to chopper
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Old 3rd January 2013, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

bike here does the same, sits in rain all day at work, ignition contacts at bottom of barrel get damp, no ignition lights or start

luckily on mine turn key on and off a few times moving the key about - gets a connection - sorted
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Old 3rd January 2013, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: Varadero 1000 problem

Well fixed bike today.it was a spring stuck in the ignition contacts at bottom of the barrel.so thanks for all the advice
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