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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bonnie won't start..

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On my bonnie 2007 EFI, the battery is new and I just changed the starter solenoid.. I ran out of petrol today, and I could not start. So I put some petrol, and it still does not start.. At first, it just cliked once, and the Petrol indicator lighted up. I tried to play with a screwdriver on the solenoid, but it did not start the bike. Now, when i press the cluth and starter, it does not clik at all. They headlight and rearlight are on, but the horn does not work. Is my battery dead ? solenoid ? Is the fuel not arriving ? I tried to jump start but I cannot, I may not have the right technique..
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OK...firstly, lets jump to the solution that worked for another user after several days of troubleshooting....his Kill switch was in the off position!

He never used the kill switch ever...someone else had handled the bike while transporting it and knocked it to Kill....he completely overlooked it in his troubleshooting and it had the exact same symptoms you are now reporting...no horn, lights on etc.
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OK...firstly, lets jump to the solution that worked for another user after several days of troubleshooting....his Kill switch was in the off position!

He never used the kill switch ever...someone else had handled the bike while transporting it and knocked it to Kill....he completely overlooked it in his troubleshooting and it had the exact same symptoms you are now reporting...no horn, lights on etc.
Yes, I tried several times to turn it on and off...
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OK, check you are not in gear with the sidestand down (there is an interlock to prevent starter if this is true). Check your fuses to see if there is a blown one (like the 30 AMP starter one).

Having no fuel should not prevent it from cranking.
These bikes have an ECU voltage cutoff point that is just a little below the 12v level...a small drop in battery volts will prevent it cranking. Can be bypassed by closing the starter relay manually (there are threads on the forum showing how to modify the relay to fit a simple dowel through its casing that you press for emergency starts. Note this will bypass all the safety interlocks like sidestand down, clutch in, neutral etc...be careful using it.

Try giving the battery a boost or trickle charge. You say you are not sure of proper boost method? Just hook up positive cable to positive (red) boost battery terminal, negative (blck) to negative.

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OK, check you are not in gear with the sidestand down (there is an interlock to prevent starter if this is true). Check your fuses to see if there is a blown one (like the 30 AMP starter one).

Having no fuel should not prevent it from cranking.
These bikes have an ECU voltage cutoff point that is just a little below the 12v level...a small drop in battery volts will prevent it cranking. Can be bypassed by closing the starter relay manually (there are threads on the forum showing how to modify the relay to fit a simple dowel through its casing that you press for emergency starts. Note this will bypass all the safety interlocks like sidestand down, clutch in, neutral etc...be careful using it.

Try giving the battery a boost or trickle charge. You say you are not sure of proper boost method? Just hook up positive cable to positive (red) boost battery terminal, negative (blck) to negative.
I checked the gear, and the sidestand.. I really don't know where are the fuses ?
I bypassed the starter relay with a screwdriver, but it did not work.
When I said I did not have the right technique, it was about the jump start : I run in 1st gear clutch in, and then I release ?
Concerning the battery boost, do I need to by a battery charger, remove the battery and plug the charger like you said ?
I just ordered a box of fuses, voltmeter..
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Start here: https://haynes.com/en-gb/triumph/t100/2002-2012

This will answer your basic questions and more.
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Fuses are under right side cover, in a black box. Underside of lid shows the fuse assignment.

You do not need to remove battery to charge it. Remove the seat and connect to terminals in the bike. You can use a trickle charger or another car or motorcycle battery and jumper cables.

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Hey !!
Fuses looked good, I checked the battery... 11,54 V !! I don't understand how come it got drained off in 3 weeks..
Let's see tomorrow if it works with a new one ! Thanks everyone for your help
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New battery, 12.7v on the voltmeter, same on the solenoid.. It still does not start, what should I do? I checked on the Haynes manual but cannot find the problem
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I removed the rubber spark plug cap and I cannot see any blue spark..
Do i need to connect it to the ground ?

When connecting the solenoid with a screw driver, the moto is coughing, looks its starting but its not, coughing slower and stops. Every time I do that the battery reduces, im now at 12,57 V

Can it be something linked with the fact that I ran out of petrol ? How can I check if the petrol is injected ?

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