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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Odd short

So I'm reinstalling my petcock and getting ready to tackle the short problem when I turn my key on and to my surprise everything's a go. I hit the start button and it cranks, it's been sitting for a while so I decide to cheat and I give it a few squirts of starting fluid. And when I try to crank it over again, nothing, neutral light goes off, signal lights are now off. I removed the starter solenoid and measured across the plug that's supposed to actuate the relay. Nothing. Could it be the starter lockout switch? We're the hell is that?
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could just be an intermittent connection in the ignition switch. The "puck" on the bottom of the switch is removable and you can clean the contacts.....be careful with the tiny springs in there so you don't lose any of them.

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the "Starter Lockout Out Switch", is the Clutch switch located... yup you guessed it on the clutch lever. It also works in cahoots with the Neutral Safety Switch. but the problems you describe don't sound like it... your symptom sounds more like a starter button, or as the previous post said, bad contacts inside the ignition switch. you might even have bad contacts inside the engine kill switch, even though it doesn't sound like it.
Clean all your connection good, check for good grounds, you might even have a little something going on in the wiring harness under the tank.
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Next time it does it, wiggle the key in the on position, and see what happens.
I will lay odds it's in your ignition switch. Clean the contacts at the bottom, and as was posted, be careful of the small springs and contacts in the bottom. It is pretty easy to clean. I had the same problem with mine, I cleaned it and problem was gone. Mine was full of dirt.
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