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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, I really need some help. So, I have a '96 GS500E and I need to rewire the ignition. I charged the battery and put it in the bike, went to start it, and nothing. I can't even turn the key and get my lights, horn, or turn signal to work. Here's the story. I bought this bike the other day from a guy in town. He said it had a brand new battery last time it ran, which was last October. Well, I looked over everything and the bike and engine are the definition of perfect, cleanest bike I've ever seen. The guy told me that the carb was bad and needed rebuilt. Well, I checked out the carb right then and there before paying up and it was honestly the cleanest carb I have ever taken apart. It was practically brand new. It did not need to be rebuilt, one of the throttle plates were sticking though. I just told the guy that the carb looks like crap and it'd be another $350 to replace it, helped me cut a deal.. Well, tossed the guy $350, loaded up the bike, took it home, and put it back together. I knew I would run into more problems, but I did not expect them to be like this. I am missing almost all of my fuel lines, the petcock for underneath the gas tank, and now I need to fiddle with the wiring. KMS. I never really messed with the wiring on a bike or anything, so I need help. I want to get this beast on the road. I really need help. Any help is greatly appreciated, have a nice day.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 03:47 PM
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First thing I would check is the main fuse or fusable link if it has one. They hide them in odd places sometimes, near the battery or solenoid.. Let me see what I can dig up.

Edit: Does this match? Looks like there is a 20Amp fuse at the solenoid.

Check the fuse, check for power there and work either toward or away from the battery to find where it stops.

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