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Riding to work on Monday, Burger just cut out and died. The starter motor is trying to turn the motor over, I've charged the battery up.

Going to take a look at various things this Sat. any ideas where I should start? Is it likely to be a blown fuse?? Lights are coming on btw.
 

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Is it likely to be a blown fuse??
Possible. Blown fuses have killed Burgman's before. Is the FI light staying on??
 

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FI ?????? Not familiar with that term.....
 

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Ah ... you have a carb on your Burgman 400 then I bet. The newer 400s have Fuel Injection (FI) and a light on the dash to indicate problems with the FI.
 

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Oh yeah, should have mentioned it is a 1999 model. I know there have been problems with phantom cutting out on some Burgers but this is the first time mine has ever mis-behaved. As such I have no first hand knowledge of "problems" to check for...

Any clues as to where I need to be looking....???

Thanks in advance
 

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It could be something real simple like:

the HT lead has come off. Remove engine maintenance cover and pull the lead off the plug give it a clean and spray with ignition sealer and ram it home again. (the main fuse (30A)is also situated behind this lid so remove and test while you are there). The other fuses are behind that wee panel directly below the windshield (4 screws) - there are 2 10 Amp fuses in there check they are both good - 1 of them is the ignition circuit.

It could even be a sticky side stand switch -

It could even be your kill switch

Fault diagnosis from a distance is difficult - just do the easy stuff first!

Good luck and keep us posted :wink:

I could be available for a telephone consult!!
 

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Will do, am suspecting electrical myself - **** elektrickery an all that....

Already checked the sidestand and engine-kill switch (and fuel) just to save complete huniliation!!!!

Spark plug and fuses seem next logical step.......

The fuses, behind a panel - never noticed that before, inside of screen or outside?? Left or right??
 

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The main fuse is under the engine inspection cover (the one you remove to get to the spark plug) It is on the right hand side of the bike i.e where your right leg is when you are ridin'.

The fusbox I refer to is shown here:
Fuse Box

This is behind the panel at the front of the bike below the windshield and above the headlamp unit. 2 small screws at the front (above headlamp) wnd 2 screws from the rear either side at extreme edges which you can see from the ridin' position.

Hope this is helpful.
 

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OK everybody, the Burger rides again. The problem was a lack of fuel supply.
The earth wire from the fuel pump had been corroded by the evil salt monster that sits on British road at this time of year.

My local bike shop cured the problem and charged me £50/$90 inluding a new spark plug.

So if anybody out there suffers from an engine cut out yet still has a spark - do check your wiring on the fuel pump.

Cheers for the advice (especially Norman)
 

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Gary,
Glad to hear that the 400 is once again alive 8)
 

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I am really glad to hear you got the Burger fixed up - and at not too damaging cost.

Thank you for coming back to us and letting us know what the problem was as this adds to the value of this great resource - a search will help any future owner in trouble. :)

Keywords: 400, no start, fuel pump, earth!!
 
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