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Cannot switch on my CBR125


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Hello,


This morning, as usual, I get my motorbike out of my garage to go to work, I desactivate the alarm, put the key in, and switch my motorbike from 'off' to 'on' position with the key.


I start the engine to let it get enthusiastic about the ride, with the starter. After a little while the engin simply stops running. I try to start ignition again, without success. I see the light of my neutral position has gone out, and that my lights are not working anymore.


I switch my bike to 'off' position again, then to 'on'. Nothing happens. It seems that it simply doesn't want to be on the 'on' position anymore, meaning lights on and possibility of starting the engine.


I must say that I've got an alarm on it, and when I turn it on and off, there is a light sign from my lights, so seems like the battery is not empty.


I have absolutely no idea what this can be, it never happened before. The bike just got out of MOT, I bought it 2nd hand from a garage 1 month ago, has been serviced, and I got insurance.


Is there anything I can do on my own to have it working again?


Thanks in advance, any help appreciated,


CHeers,


Alex

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Hi


That does sound weird.


I had the same thing with my CBR125 a few weeks ago when it was standing in the rain at the station all day and got very wet, and again when the battery for some reason went flat in the garage.


When it got wet I got it started again by just turning the handlebars sharply from one side to the other a few times and jerking it forward and back.


When it was the battery had to push start it and it's been fine since.


Other than that I don't know.


Any help?

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I'll have a look at these leads, I have to admit I'm not at all any kind of pro so I'll check it out in more details and I'll surely come back with some questions


The weird thing is that simply nothing happens, I cannot even try to start the ignition..the bike is the same when the key's not in it as it is when I have the key on the 'on' position...


Thanks a lot for the help !

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If there is no light at all when you turn the ignition to on, then I would say its either the battery totally dead (unlikely but could be), the ignition fuse as mentioned above or the alarm has gone tilt and imobilised the bike (this happened to me before).


Check the voltage accross the battery, it should be at least 12v if not then the batt is dead, try charging, if the batt is good and the fuses are all good then its the alarm and depending on what alarm and how it was fitted will depend on your next course of action.

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Try push starting it and see if you can get it going. If so, probably the battery. That's what I'd do first if I was you.


Like I said, I had the exact same thing with my CBR125R

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Thanks a lot to everyone..it was actually the ignition fuse, as Mr. Git and akey properly identified..!


Got it sorted, not without hassle, but finally works...thanks a million !


Just one question, what are the reasons why a fuse would blow? Is there a chance there's a problem with the bike? I'm quite scared now !


Thanks again everyone,


Cheers,


Alex

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Fuses can blow for a million reasons..... One spike of electricity and pop it goes....


I suppose checking for a worn cable somewhere touching the frame or looking for somewhere where water could get in should be the best bet I suppose.... See what you find.


The fuses are their to protect the bike, so at least it did it's job. :D

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My SV1000 ignition fuse kept blowing, turned out to be a wire rubbing on the frame had eventually worn the paint away and rubber away and was shorting on the frame... But like Korb says .. millions of reasons!!

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THanks for the answers !


I think I've identified the reason: my battery seems to be very very low.


After the high of 'oh it's working again', and a few meters on my bike, I stopped at a junction and the bike stalled, couldn't start it again...


Fortunately there was a petrol station a few meters away, but they could do nothing except teaching me the 'run with the bike in second gear and release the clutch' trick. Which is pretty handy to know in the end..


Still, my battery seems out. Need to have it replaced/recharged..I guess I'll buy a second one in case !


Thanks again a million for your answers, and have a good ride !!


Cheers,


Alex

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