Thanks, Nashcat! Yeah, I've cleaned the connections. No noise at all when I turn the key. I'm starting to think that it's the ignition.I would disconnect the battery and clean the cables. They can look clean, but have a layer of corrosion under the terminals. Are you hearing anything when you turn the key.
Im sure you’ve checked the stop switch.
Well, I turned the key to on before the display came on. Wanted to make that clear.Well, I went to the garage to fuss with it some more. Put the key in and display lit up. Went to start it and everything shut off when I pressed the start button. Now it won't power up again. But when key goes from on to off, the RPM indicator goes all the way up and then back down.
I wish I would have checked the horn, lights, etc when it was powered on, but I was so excited to start it. Ugh.
Very first thing, remove your engine ground, clean and then apply electrical grease. Your starter depends on it as well as most of the electrical system A little trick, before installing, take some diagonal cutters and cut a V 180" from the wire, just slightly less than the diameter of the bolt. This now becomes a modified fork crimp connector, the reason is the hole is on a slight angle, the negative wire is roughly 8 gauge and on the short side, very easy to cross thread. By starting the bolt by hand then pushing the modified fork onto the bolt, eliminates cross threading.Hi all, I haven't been able to get to explore further until today.
Re-connected today and it powered on when turning key on. Battery at 12.5 volts. Horn, turn signals, kickstand, clutch, on/off switch, front/back brake lights were all functional. Pressed start button and she powered off. I didn't realize that I still had the key in the on position, so when I went to turn the handlebars to move the bike into a different spot in the garage, it turned back on. Are there only 2 grounds on this bike?
Thanks everyone for their help so far! Y'all are great!
To elaborate why remove the gas tank?OK so the battery appears OK? Before major surgery I would repeat your experiment and when all the lights go out wiggle every wire around the handlebars that you can find. You might get lucky. But then again... I feel your pain.