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hey guys well i got my fuel lines ran and when i went to start the bike it wont turn over, when it did before, battery is brand new so i know its not that. when i turn it on and make sure the kill switch is in the on postion the bike just clicks once and thats it. it wont do nothing else. just one click like it wants to turn over but it wont go any further.. a buddy of mine said thats it may be the stator but i checked it using my service manuel and the ohms on it check out fine. any ideas?? btw its a 91 kawasaki zx6d. Thanks again for your help!!!
 

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Could be the starter.....question though ...what did you do with the fuel system? ...is there any chance a bunch of gas could have gotten into a cyl. or two? ...if so, it could be hydrolocked...
 

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i had to run the fuel lines from the carbs to the tank, but i doubt its hydrolocked cause i havnt even filled the tank yet.
 

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Check all electrical connections and fuses. What may have wiggled lose during your prior work? The stator won't make a difference. The stator provides current to charge your battery and run electrics. If the bike ain't running, the stator ain't doing nothing.
 

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I had the same problem with mine almost 5 years ago. Its sitting downstairs right now with the same issue, after replacing the starter fuse box ignition and rebuilding the bike altogether (not in that order) I went and bought a new bike. :laughing

I was going to sell it, but now i think im going to start working on it again soon and make it into a toy.
 

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Scot said:
Check all electrical connections and fuses. What may have wiggled lose during your prior work? The stator won't make a difference. The stator provides current to charge your battery and run electrics. If the bike ain't running, the stator ain't doing nothing.

No one said Stator Scot.:redflip STARTER yes, STATOR no.:laughing
 

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a buddy of mine said thats it may be the stator but i checked it using my service manuel and the ohms on it check out fine.


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well i finally got my new starter selinoid and guess what. That didnt fix it!! i tried tapping on the starter.. that didnt help none either. Its still doing the exact same thing as before. Hit the switch and it goes "click" but the funny thing i noticed it wont go "click" again until i push the kill switch off push the starter button then turn the kill switch to on and push start again? anyone think the switch is the culprit of my woes!? i would try and push start it but its cold as a witchs tit here in southern va right now. thanks again!
 

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Take your battery to a shop (Western Auto, Pep Boys, etc) and have them test it. It sounds like either you've got a massive electrical short or the battery isn't providing much current.

I don't normally recommend this, but if the battery tests good, unscrew and remove all the spark plugs. Put the plugs somewhere far, far away just in case one or more cylinders are actually hydrolocked with fuel.

Removing the plugs takes the compression load off the starter and battery, and you'll also know in a split second if you've got fuel in the cylinders as it will get pumped out the spark plug hole.

p.s. cover plastics with old towels and wear safety goggles.
 

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well hopefully my problems are almost over. well i tried it again a few days ago and it worked fine. it turned over several times and then i left it and came back again to see if i was dreaming and it did the same thing again. Im thinking its probably my switch casue if i move the switch my brake lights will dim. anyone know a way to test to see if my starter switch is bad?
 
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