Bike has die can you help me save her?

Maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, etc.
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Slawenm
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:52 am

So last night while out riding I had a short with the two thick wirings from the ignition switch RED and a Brown colour, I bought the switch second hand and person before me had hack and cut into it to extend its wires by looks of it.

Anyway it blew my ignition and main fuse I carry spares so this is fine I was miles from home so I found a store that had some insulation tape I made sure the copper inner wires were connected up (Twist method) and recovered them with lots of tape (just to try make it home). I then swapped the fuses and I got all electric back again EVERYthing seems to work however when I press the starter button nothing not even a click bang or pop the oil light level comes on as normal but nothing.

I got the bike recovered and thinking maybe my spare fuses were duds I bought some brand new ones and swapped em in still nothing.

Does anybody know of something that might have tripped out due to a short through the ignition?

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:55 am

I think the oil light comes on if one of the interlock switches on the ignition circuit is faulty? ie neutral, clutch, sidestand switches.

I'm sure it comes on if the kill switch is made too although I imagine you've checked this already, and not called someone out to help you only to have them point at the kill switch, laugh, get back in their van and leave. Don't ask me how I know this...
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Slawenm
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Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:51 pm

I cba to even bother to fix the bike it has let me down too much, I'm buying a Zr7 to replace it thanks anyway :)

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