0

Hello i have had my piaggio skipper for about 4 months and only recently it has stopped working When i turn then ignition key on all of the electrics come on fine, but when i hold the brake and press the start button all electrics turn off and the bike wont start, please helo me as i have no idea what to do, i have relplaced all fuses but hasnt helped and need my bike for work. Many thanks please help

  • 1
    Have you checked the charge/viability of the battery? A weak battery might have enough juice to light the lights, but not enough to turn the starter. How bright are the lights (a yellowish/brownish headlight is a indication that the battery is sub-par) – mike65535 Nov 1 '18 at 16:24
  • All of the dash lights and the front/back lights cut out and a quiet winey noise comes from the starter motor area – Kieran spridz Nov 1 '18 at 16:39
  • That's consistent with what I wrote. You have a weak battery. It cannot supply enough current to turn the starter. Get the battery tested. – mike65535 Nov 1 '18 at 16:45
  • Okay i guess ill just get a new one, thanks alot for the advice!! – Kieran spridz Nov 1 '18 at 16:47
1

Have you checked the charge/viability of the battery? A weak battery might have enough juice to light the lights, but not enough to turn the starter. How bright are the lights (a yellowish/brownish headlight is an indication that the battery is sub-par).

  • I agree with what mike65535 says. Auto part stores will typically test your battery for free. – Sam Aug 28 '19 at 21:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.