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towed the scooter to bradenton and now it won't start..... turned the ign. on and after two seconds the dash goes dark..the oil light stays on............got 5 more days down here ...any suggestions......carl............
 

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add info.. it is a 2006 650... i had ridden 150 miles before it broke down...is there a oil press. safety switch? oil is full..... carl
 

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Call Colin at Atlantic Cycle Service in Melbourne, FL. Tell him your plight. He's a pretty good guy and been working on Burgman's for years at his shop and is a Burgman owner. He buys and sells Burgman's as well. 321-725-8151
http://www.acsmelbourne.com/

Colin may know someone mechanically inclined in the area you are located. It's worth a call.

Additionally, send an email to [email protected], one of the BUSA administrators who may be able to give helpful information.

Good Luck,
LoJo
 

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thanks guys..Much appreciated....I will call.............will try anything.....have some tools.....carl
 

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well, both dealers in this area are closed till tues...can't even talk to anyone............no riding on this vacation....and this nice weather...back to Ohio and to cold to ride....at least it quit right where i am staying.....If anyone has an idea call me at 513-839-0801..........thanks again...........carl
 

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First thing is check the main fuses under the seat and then the ones in the fusebox to the left of the glovebox. Then make sure your battery cables are clean/tight. If the headlamps are dim or go out with the key on it's a good bet the battery is dead. You'll have to either charge it or replace it before you can verify the charging system is working ( higher voltage running than not basically).
 

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mjr,did that......checked all fuses....Battery is at 13.2 volts..terminals clean....everything just shuts down after turning on the key...all.dash lights for 2 sec. then everything shuts down...keep those suggestions coming......thanks...i wanted to ride up to webster monday ...... thats the reasnon i came to Florida...carl
 

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And the voltage stays at 13.2 after the gauges go blank?
 

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My one thought was a bad ignition switch. I suppose it could be bypassed with a wiring diagram and making some 14ga wire jumpers with .250 male spade terminals.
 

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MJR said:
My one thought was a bad ignition switch. I suppose it could be bypassed with a wiring diagram and making some 14ga wire jumpers with .250 male spade terminals.
Mike, you are right again. Profile shows to be an 03. I Wonder if the ignition switch recall was done?
 

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Mike, you are right again. Profile shows to be an 03. I Wonder if the ignition switch recall was done?
Ah but he added its an '06 but with the description assuming the battery is good I wouldn't rule out a bad switch.
 

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You can jumper these pretty easily to eliminate the possible bad cell in the battery
at least you will know and many places carry mcycle batteries other than dealers
 

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Ah but he added its an '06 but with the description assuming the battery is good I wouldn't rule out a bad switch.
Did he measure the battery voltage with a load on it? Switches do go bad when too much amperage draw is done with accessories powered thru the ignition switch. If he was about 1300 miles closer, I'd go help him. :twisted:
 

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The ignition switch has a built in resistor so by passing is not an option.

I too was wondering about his year. It does seem to be doing what my 03 did when the switch went bad. So if its an 06, no recall. If he was up here I'd just loan him my spare 08's switch to get home.
 

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[quote="Dave_J"The ignition switch has a built in resistor so by passing is not an option. quote]

This is not shown on my circuit. Which wires connect to it?
 

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Just seen this thread.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help Carl, I'm just the other side of the bay, about an hour North of you.

I make no claims to be a 650 expert, only having had mine a few months, but willing to do what I can to help a fellow rider.

As for everything dying after a couple of seconds, Have you tried it on the center-stand, with a brake held,and hitting the starter as soon as you turn on to see if it will turn over?
If there's not enough juice to turn it over, could still point to a battery. If it turns over okay, it's probably something else killing things.

I can trek down with some jump leads, and an SUV big enough to make sure there's enough juice available. :D
 

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thanks for all the comments...I called Colin and he said battery is it...thanks Lojo....Jim said loose battery wire.,..he was right...Jumped battery and got it started and found the loose connetion............Great bunch on here.............Now its about to hot to ride.............wow............thanks again............carl................
 

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TA-DAAAAAAA.....problem solved !!!!!!!! :thumbup:
 

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Carl, you are so very welcome. Glad it worked out for you. We are family here on BUSA. Safe journey and stop by if you are on the Space Coast. Happy Trails.

Lois aka LoJo :D
 
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