Ignition switch / starter / button ?
I have a 2003 Vulcan 750 with 19,000 miles on it. This season it's really giving me starting problems.
I put the key in the ignition, turn to the ON position and get the oil and neutral lights to light up. I have the kickstand up and the Off/Run switch set to Run. I push the starter button and nothing happens. No clicking, no attempt to turn over. Thinking it might be an ignition switch problem I've played with the key. Turn it to the off and then on several times. Trying to start each time. Eventually it does start. Once it's running everything seems fine and it doesn't cut out like some people have reported with the ignition switch.
So is this the infamous Ignition switch problem or might it be something else? Do the Oil/Neutral lights come on with the ignition switch problem?
I should also say that I put in a new MF battery early last year and did a check on it when the problem started. It seems fine.
This problem started late last season and maybe happened once every 30+ starts. Usually just one bad start, turn the key off and on and it would start. I put it away last season and I guess I hoped that the long Winter rest would allow it to heal itself (the old "head in the sand" theory) No luck, now it's happening about every 10 starts and taking longer to get it to start.
I've seen the write up on cleaning the switch in the Verses and it makes me wish I had much longer narrower fingers...