check the battery with a meter and see if it has any charge in it sounds like a bad battery to me
I just bought an 1989 Honda VTR 250 Interceptor. The bike fire up when I bought it so I was willing to take a chance because it was cheap (this is my first bike). I rode it a few times but it ran rough after a few minutes (rpm dancing around 5-8x lights flickering). Now I cant even get the damn thing started, and the rare time I do it dies right away. Ive done my research since and have noticed a few things:
-The starter solenoid clicks when the engine tries to start up but it wont get there
- The wires where the stator and the rectifier meet at the plug are eroded and melted.
Ive changed the oil/filter, plugs seem fine, charged the battery and poured cleaner I was told to use in the tank.
Can I cut on either side of the plug and solder the wires together for a temporary fix instead of ordering the parts? (That might be insane for all i know)
This is the plug - 3-Way Receptacle Kit
Would buying this and the wiring fix my problem?
(clearly I would like to avoid spending the hundreds of dollars the stator & rectifier/regulator would cost me)
Is this likely the only problem with the bike or is there another reason not allowing it to start? I know the function is to maintain a charge but is that a reason for it to not start?
I hope someone reads all this mess haha, any help would be amazing!
Thanks for your help. I have the bikes ervice manual and it is what directed me to this problem. Ill get a multi tester today and start with that. But you are saying yes soldering would work, or wouldnt?