Electrical problem 1983 Honda VT500

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Victor, May 11, 2006.

  1. Victor

    Victor Guest

    I just bought this bike and it quite on me while riding. The
    headlight, taillight, and license plate light blew out. Now the bike
    is not getting any power at all. I replaced the bulb and the main in
    line fuse but still nothing. The battery is giving power. I think it
    might be the starter selenoid but I'm not sure. The ignition switch is
    getting juice too.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Victor, May 11, 2006
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  2. I'd check the ignition switch and, especially, the connections from it.

    On many Japanese bikes, the main lighting circuitry goes through the
    ignition switch.

    It isn't going to be the starter solenoid.
    chateau.murray, May 11, 2006
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  3. Victor

    Cees Keyer Guest

    I had a similar problem with a VT500FTE 9ascot0
    Replaced the ignition switch (electrical part) only and checked out the
    emergency stop button.

    You should have al look at the junction box all so (just above the horn)

    Check all cable harnesses especially those which move when steering.

    ps excuse my English (dutch is my normal tongue)
    Cees Keyer, May 11, 2006
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