1996 GSXR 1100W with some electrical issues
My 96 GSXR 1100W keeps on giving me some headaches....... I have been working on several items on this bike, and I'm getting ahead, but I just encountered another problem! I installed new plugs and wires, and after I reinstalled everything, including the tank, I noticed that all instrument clusters were on, and the front light was off, while the turn signal lights were just on and not flashing. I traced the issue to two wire harnesses, which are connected together by male/female connectors. One of the connector connects six wires together, and the second connects about 12 wires together. Theses two connectors are located behind the front left turn signal, mounted on the left air filter intake pipe. I believe that those connectors splice the instrument cluster into the main wiring harness. I pulled the connector apart and slightly bent the electrodes. I then applied some electrical grease onto the connectors, pushed them back together, and all of the instrument clusters lights turned off, except the fuel, gas, and oil light, which should stay on when the ignition is turned to on, but the engine is off.
The next issue I have is the starter, which works sometimes, and other times it doesn't. I attempted to start my bike after I had everything back together, but the starter is not engaging when I'm pushing the start button. The starter relay clicks when I turn the ignition key to the "On" position, and the starter relay also clicks when I pull and then reinstall the starter fuse. I placed a screwdriver between the red and black starter wire with the ignition in the "Off" position, which made the starter turn over. I then turned the key to "On", and placed the screwdriver again between the two starter terminals, but only saw sparks flying without the starter turning over...... I'm not going to do that again..... Either way, the starter relay still clicks on, so I didn't fry the relay or tripped a fuse.
So where should I check next to isolate this issue? The relay does not click when I'm pushing the start button, so is there something inside of the push starter button assembly that could be bad, and if so, is there a way to check this before I open the assembly up, and then probably damage something by doing so, or is there another fuse or splice between the starter button and the starter relay?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!