Helloooooooooooo! New biker with broken down bike.

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Helloooooooooooo! New biker with broken down bike.

#1 Post by Sideshowste » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:50 pm

Hi,

Hope this is the right place to post this. I recently passed my CBT after many years of wanting a bike. Bought a lexmoto venom which was running fine for a few weeks. Its in my drive under a rain cover. Had some really bad weather here lately (my roof blew of my shed and haven't seen my greenhouse since!). The rain cover was blown off my bike, it was soaked and now won't start!! Can't get any kind of ignition, no lights, nothing!!
I'm assuming water has got in somewhere, so I guess I'm just wondering what anyone would suggest as a first step!?
Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Helloooooooooooo! New biker with broken down bike.

#2 Post by rennie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:55 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
The first step would be to dry it out
then I'd start at the battery and work through
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Re: Helloooooooooooo! New biker with broken down bike.

#3 Post by Sideshowste » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:16 pm

Hi,

Thanks, I'm going to clear out my shed and put it in there to dry, do you think it should be pretty straight forward and an easy fix or should I be prepared for the worst do you think? Bit clueless!

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#4 Post by mikestrivens » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:28 pm

Hello and welcome, as above dry it out and work from battery to fuse box to wiring. Does battery have voltage?
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Re: Helloooooooooooo! New biker with broken down bike.

#5 Post by gogs01 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am

If there's no sign of power when you switch on, there are a couple of likely suspects:

1. Your battery has gone flat, either because something has been drawing current from it or it is past it's useful lifespan. Somebody with a bit of electrical knowledge and a test lamp will be able to do an initial test on that.

2. Your battery is charged but there is a break between the battery and the ignition switch - check for loose or broken connections. If you're lucky, gently wiggling a wire will bring things back to life and you'll know where the break was.

There are other possibilities, but if you carry out these checks first you'll have a good idea of where you're headed. Good luck ! :D

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#6 Post by JRH » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:11 pm

Hi and welcome. As said let it dry out then start with a battery voltage test.
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#7 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:42 pm

No advice for you but welcome :wave:
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Re: Helloooooooooooo! New biker with broken down bike.

#8 Post by Sideshowste » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 pm

Thanks for all the helpful hints and advice. I'm going to put it somewhere a lot drier and see what I can figure out. I'll start at the battery and keep my fingers crossed. Appreciate all the help.