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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ok once again i am having a problem with my bike. I just got home from a 1200 mile trip (bike was trailered) bike was running good when i loaded the bike. Now to my problem, i get on the bike put the kickstand up, put key in and turn it on neutral and oil lights come on as normal, make sure that the switch is on run, and push the start button nothing happens. checked all fuses all were good. so i took both switchs apart and cleaned them and they look good. tried again still nothing. then i went to the starting solenoid, disconnected the lead that comes from the starter and tapped the lead that goes to the battery and the bike turned over no problem. Does that mean that the starter solenoid is bad or could it be something else. thanks very much for the help Jason

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clean connection and tighten.

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connections are clean and tight

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I see you by-passed the starter switch and the solenoid. Put 12 volts to the small wire at the solenoid. If it works the problem is in the curcuit that goes from the starter switch.

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which small wire i have two wires that go into a connecter and is connected to the starter solenoid and then i believe a white and red that goes to the same terminal that the positive lead off the battery goes

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Sorry I can't tell you for sure, my bike is in a mud hole we just had 2 in. rain and I can't go look. I bet someone here can tell which wire to activate with 12 volts to check the solenoid. Just got to get them away from thier 4th july beer.

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haha thanks i will try and see if i can figure it out thanks

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ok found the problem its actually my ignition switch if i wiggle the key when i try starting it, it will start. So new question does the ignition switch need to be replaced or is there a way to clean it

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There is a few here that have clean and used that grease for electical connection when reassemled. Be sure to disconnect battery.

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well i took apart the ignition switch and cleaned it up i think i fixed the problem. I can wiggle the key while running and it doesnt shut down anymore. Thank you for the help.

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