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PostSubject: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 19, 2020 6:47 pm

Hello my name is Chris from long island new York. Just picked up a 2003 wing. Main fuse blown changed it out and it will not start. Have power but nothing happens when try to start doesn't even crank. Any help will greatly appreciated. Again first experience with this.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 19, 2020 7:55 pm

Welcome Chris.    Blown main fuse is not a good sign but if it powers up than all maybe okay.
2 things about SW will not allow it to crank. Side stand must be up and left lever needs to be pulled in about half way or more.  Switch on that lever is under bar very visible.

Could be another issue but who know with a use machine.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 19, 2020 8:17 pm

Thank you very much. Will be spending time on it this week I will check that and other possibilities. Will post progress. And and other questions.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 19, 2020 10:29 pm

Hello Chris. Welcome to the forum.

Hopefully it was the main fuse you found. It’s located under the left side panel near the starter relay. You might also check the red stop switch on the right handlebar cluster. While a rare occurrence it has been known to develop corroded contacts.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 5:59 am

Thanks I will check that. Should I hear the fuel pump when I turn the key on? Also is it the left or right brake lever that should be pulled in prior to starting. Greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 7:44 am

Mech 1 twa wrote:
Welcome Chris.    Blown main fuse is not a good sign but if it powers up than all maybe okay.
2 things about SW will not allow it to crank. Side stand must be up and left lever needs to be pulled in about half way or more.  Switch on that lever is under bar very visible.

Could be another issue but who know  with a use machine.

Chris you might want to check that sidestand switch as well if it doesn't make then even with the sidestand up it won't start. BTDT with a G. Wing.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 11:49 am

Left brake lever, Mate.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 11:55 am

Giddyup 70 wrote:
Thanks I will check that. Should I hear the fuel pump when I turn the key on? Also is it the left or right brake lever that should be pulled in prior to starting. Greatly appreciated.
I hear a high-pitched whine for a second or two after i turn the ignition key to "on".  Don't know if it is the fuel pump or not.  It's the left brake lever and mine requires a petty good yank to trip the switch.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 12:14 pm

Squeeze left brake lever that you can hear two click. At first click switch brake light on and second click is for starter button. If you emenergy switch is on, fuel pump not activated.

Three things to remeber...
1. hard squeeze left brake lever (two clicks)
2. emenergy switch to RUN-position
3. side stand off

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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 3:46 pm

I squeze my left brake lever pretty hard when starting my SWing.
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PostSubject: Re: First experience with silver wing    First experience with silver wing  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 22, 2020 9:49 am

Dale N. wrote:
I squeze my left brake lever pretty hard when starting my SWing.

Me too, Dale. The micro switch click isn't loud enough to hear easily. I squeeze the brake lever pretty hard to be sure the switch is tripped.

As Tim mentioned , the red kill switch ao the right handle bar might be a problem... if it was switched off and you didn't know it. I bumped it at a traffic light once and the bike stopped, of course. Took a few seconds of worry until I realized what I had done. That switch works !!!

Welcome, from Nova Scotia, Chris. Lots of info to be offered very willingly on this site.

Mike
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