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1999 Guzzi California wont start

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by James Madigan, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. James Madigan

    James Madigan Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    i have a 1999 California special.When i turn the key i hear a click but the bike wont turn over.I just put in a new starter ,checked fuses, recently replaced the relays .Im thinking it could be an igniton switch problem but then why the click i hear from near the engine.Any help is appreciated.Thanks
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Does the fuel pump energize? It is located under the left side panel. Also a schematic is available in the downloads section. Unfortunately that era Guzzi has too much power routed through the ignition switch and they are prone to fail.
     
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    the click is the fuel shut off valve opening. see johns reply next. pull battery and go to auto zone for a load test. pull apart and clean every electrical connection including the ground from battery to engine.
     
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    James Madigan Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Ok, battery is brand new.the fuel pump does energize ,thats new too.This all started when the shift linkage at transmission fell off the trans.Then i had to connect it to trans in the proper way.I get a neutral light. I will check connections, but i think it has something to do with that trans linkaae coming off.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Are you in neutral and have a neutral light? If no neutral light and clutch isn't squeezed in (presuming side stand switch is still active) the bike won't start.
     

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