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Hi, sorry for my litany of issues. But so far you guys always gave me great ideas on how to solve issues. Also I learned a lot. That the main reason I bought the 1997 Honda Rebel 250, to learn how to ride and how it works.
Following all your suggestions, all the lights are now working: front, tag, brake and turning turning. SO I was very excited to try my new lights on the road BUT: now the engine does not start. I checked the battery and it is charged. The sound it is similar to what you would expect starting a motorcycle without gas. (is it possible that the lights are now removing electric juice available to the engine?)
So this is what I did:
0) turned the gas valve to vertical position
1) add gasoline
2) be sure I was on neutral
3) have the kick stand up
4) turn the key
5) press the starting button
Nothing just the starter spinning
What I was thinking to do next:
  • detach the new lights
  • check the plugs
What else would do you next?

Also, could be important, last time it the engine started I heard a shoot sound like coming from the engine. I could not even put it in second gear, it would dies. Now no even that.
Hopefully I am not wasting too much of your time!
Thanks
Luca
 

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You didn't mention whether the kill switch was on or off. 馃お
Most of us have made that mistake at least once before. o_O
Seems simple but, I've cranked the battery almost dead once because I forgot.
 
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I don't know how long you had your lights on, but the battery is only 2 Amp Hours (AH), and it drains very quickly. Sounds like your battery is dead!
 

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Guba,I think that you missed the statement lprian said,
I checked the battery and it is charged. The sound it is similar to what you would expect starting a motorcycle without gas.
I think it's something else.馃檪
Other than the kill switch, is it possible that you accidentally disconnected another wire when you were connecting the wires for the lighting?
 

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You didn't mention whether the kill switch was on or off. 馃お
Most of us have made that mistake at least once before. o_O
Seems simple but, I've cranked the battery almost dead once because I forgot.
Oh yeah, I did that once... Hopefully only once! 馃槼
 

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I had a battery that showed 12+ volts on a meter, but didn't have enough amps to make a click. An easy way to see if the battery is really charged is if it will start when jumped from a car battery. Be sure the care engine isn't running. Or take the battery to an auto parts store and have it load tested.
 
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