Question about 2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado
Here are a few things to try to help you diagnois your problem.
1.Check for corrosion on battery terminals and the fuses.
2.Fuses are good - Did you check the fuse on the top of the solenoid?
3. Take a screwdriver and jump the solenoid wires to start the engine. If it starts, then your starter is good. (could be a bad solenoid - but lets check some wires first)
Your solenoid operates when you hit the start button.
Your start button won't work until you turn the on/off switch on.
Your on/off switch only has power when you turn the key on.
4 Use a test light to test the following:
Right Handlebar switch house - Test to see if you have power to on/off switch - Turn your ignition key on & off to see the testlight come on - if light comes on that means your igntion switch is good. If no light, the problem is in the igntion switch. or the main fuse to the igntion switch is bad.
If the light came on then you have power to one side of the on /off switch - test the on /off switch by turning it on and off. When switched to on you should have power to the other side of the on/off switch which is sending power to the rest of the bike which includes your starter button.
Test your start button with the test light by putting the test light on the solenoid - Turn key on - turn on/off switch on - push start button and see if the test light lights up. If the test light lights up that means that your solenoid fuse may be bad. It is located right on the top of the solenoid. If the fuse is good then that means your solenoid is bad. Replace it with a new one.
If the Test light did not come on then your starter button is not making contact and needs fixed or replaced.
So follow the power with the test light until through each component until you come to the faulty one.
NOTE: If its a blown fuse, check your wiring. You'll have to find out why the fuse blew and fix it or your fuse will just blow again. Could be a short somewhere, installing a battery wrong will blow fuses.
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
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