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08-26-2014 05:30 PM
Trihonda
Awesome

You guys rock!

Thanks for the help.

I bought some fuses, but all the fuses appeared fine. I had it transported. Bike is safe (not in a tech school lot).
08-26-2014 03:08 PM
Philscbx http://www.vtxcafe.com/member.php/20101-mooneydriver

VTX1300 Starter and Schematic
Jumping VTX 1300 starter switch…
Should you surmise that your “starter switch” is inoperative. Use a piece of #14 insulated solid copper wire approximately 10 inches long to make a jumper with. Strip back the ends ¼ - 3/8 inch long and sharpen these ends. This wire (jumper) is denoted as the thick red wire shown on the schematic.
(1) Side stand in down position and place transmission in neutral..
(2) Remove the fuse feeding head light, this will allow higher voltage to starter motor..
(3) Remove right side cover and locate the starter relay..
(4) Turn ignition switch to the on position..
(5) Use your jumper and connect one end to the red wire in the four pin connector top of the starter relay..
Connect the other end of jumper wire to the yellow wire with red stripe in the four pin connector top of the starter relay..

THE STARTER MOTOR SHOULD TURN THE ENGINE OVER - IF NOT GO TO STEP 6..
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6) Might need assistance, but pull clutch in and attempt cranking using the jumper as above.
Should this fail, other problem than starter switch. Most likely will be faulty ground on side stand on neutral switch.
Note that this test bypasses all switches including the ignition switch and the 10 amp fuse in the starter circuit. The reason for turning ignition switch on is to power up ICU, ignition coils and etc.

Following is VTX1300 schematic:

08-26-2014 03:02 PM
Philscbx

Sec view of relay
08-26-2014 02:57 PM
Philscbx
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Originally Posted by Trihonda View Post
Just learned my auto insurance has included roadside assistance with no deductible. If the simple fuse fix doesn't help, I might have to get it transported to a shop?
There's spare fuses in the fuse box holder -

One can swap one fuse for another if it gets the problem solved for blown starting fuse



It's a rough sketch - but this is your relay - and how to make it function.
From Han's files -

The Bareass site does't have the view.

Bring it home - or you won't see the Scoot for a week.
Plus the nonsense of not knowing the real problem.
When it's quite simple.
08-26-2014 02:31 PM
Trihonda Just learned my auto insurance has included roadside assistance with no deductible. If the simple fuse fix doesn't help, I might have to get it transported to a shop?
08-26-2014 02:28 PM
Trihonda
New Battery is in

I don't think it's the Batt connection, because there's ZERO light to the headlight. If there was a weak connection, there'd be some light right? This leads me to believe a fuse is blown. Where is the fuse box, and what are some common fuse types? I could swing by an auto parts store (on the way there) and snag a few different fuses to try out? The starter connection burnout is an interesting theory, where is that located?

Thanks again.
Erik
08-26-2014 02:28 PM
Philscbx
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Originally Posted by Trihonda View Post
not even sure where the start switch contacts would be?
Then may have dual problems - as stated.

Start button Switch.

Fuses

Verify it cranks - mini jump with pliers at start relay main large cables -
There's a better way using the low signal circuit at relay with a small wire.

I'll have to find that print view.

Lighted circuit tester will verify all fuses in a minute vs pulling them all out - painful.
08-26-2014 02:17 PM
heffly The switch contacts are in the button you push to start the bike. Take apart, clean contacts. Be careful not to lose parts.
08-26-2014 02:13 PM
Endy
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Originally Posted by Trihonda View Post
Thank you sir... Problem, I have two young kids at home now. Not sure how feasible it will be to keep driving back to MATC to work on my MC... (time constraints). not even sure where the start switch contacts would be?
Here's a good guide to read up on it. (I know it says for Valkyrie's, but it's pretty much the same for all Honda's.)

Definitely wait to see if someone else has advice so you can try a few different things when you go back.
08-26-2014 02:13 PM
ridin_on_e_ohio Just be sure the new battery you installed has a full charge prior to installation. Tighten those cables with a wrench or socket. Don`t use a trickle charger, use an actual battery charger - Hope that helps !
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