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post #1 of 14 Old 03-12-2015, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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zx6r No start

Hi all.
I hope someone can advise me.
I have a1998 zx6r that stopped running.
The battery was fully charged.
Turn ignition on but wont fire on switch.
I replaced the starter relay but still won't start.
If i bridged the terminals it will crank over and fire when i press the starter switch.
I had hoped by changing the relay it would solve the problem.
Has anyone got any ideas its driving me mad.
Cheers Mark (Cornwall uk)
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-13-2015, 12:21 AM
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Fuel injected or carbs? I am not too familiar with that year range bike. So basically you are saying that if you direct connect the positive battery terminal to the starter the bike turns over and does run? Be sure that the starter relay clicks when you hit the starter. If you have a brand new one and the relay does not click, your problem is elsewhere. There is usually a 30 amp fuse connected to the relay. Also check your wiring, make sure you are getting proper ground. Look for any broken wires. There might also be an ignition fuse in the junction box check that as well if the bike has it.

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Hi. Its a carb model.
Bike was running well then stopped starting so changed the relay.
Brand new relay been through the ground wires etc all good.
When bridging the pos/neg it will crank over and fire when i press the starter button.
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First as it's easy to do try clutch lever pulled in, if this works, check the clutch lever switch and plug. You will find a picture how to, at zx-9r.net in the How to section.

It may be worth turning the ignition switch on and off a few times in case it has dirty contacts.

Then it's tank off and check the big white ignition switch plug under the front of the tank. Normally it's thw white wire, or brown then grey wire.

While the tank is off check the plugs to the right handle bar, and to the left one.

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Getting no click from the relay.
Fuel pump primes when starter button is pressed.
Only turn over when i bridge the relay
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So have you checked the clutch switch?

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Its a zx6r Ninja G-model. Does not have a clutch switch.
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If the starter relay you put in is 100% brand new, and is not clicking, then there is something wrong within the range of the battery to relay, battery to ground, relay to ground, starter to ground. I know you said you checked wires, but double and triple check with patience to see anything that might be missing or wrong. Remember a little corrosion could do the trick. Sometimes a ground wire connected to the block can get corroded underneath and you won't find it unless you remove it. Does the relay have the main fuse linked onto it? If not it might be somewhere else make sure that is good and has a good connection and is not loose in the socket or corroded as well. It is usually a 30 amp fuse.

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Its a zx6r Ninja G-model. Does not have a clutch switch.
Strange, wiring diagram clearly shows it. It's fitted to most kawasakis in one form or another.
Haynes manual talks about it on page 9-17 chapter 24.

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Here is the link for checking the clutch switch. zx-9r.net :: View topic - Clutch switch checking, cleaning and/or replacing.

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Just to say thank you for all comments.
It was the clutch switch a wire had broken.
Sorting out new plug.
Thanks again Mark
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Just to say thank you for all comments.
It was the clutch switch a wire had broken.
Sorting out new plug.
Thanks again Mark
Glad to hear it was an easy one to fix.

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Just read a reply from ninkayorie where he has tried to help someone with a starting problem. I have just been browsing and trying to find a clue why my 2001 ZX9has an intermittent fault where it starts and runs fine most of the time, but sometimes when I shut it off and go to start again it wont start and then when it does I get a great backfire. I have assumed it to be some electrical gremlin and have checked sidestand switch and clutch switch to no avail. However, ninjayorkies tip about turning the ignition on and off a couple of times in case it is not contacting properly seems to have done the trick. Thank you ninjayorkie from dickobazz in Australia.
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Dickobazz, if your fault does come back it may be a leaking float valve which is flooding a carb from the fuel pressure in the pipes between the pump and carbs.
You Only come across this fault after a ride and you stop for a few minutes and then try to restart. It will start straight after stopping or after about half an hour.

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