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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Put bike up on center stand to install new exhaust. Took it off center stand and
presto starter button does nothing. I have a loud horn and bright lights so appears plenty of battery. Not a click nothing. Is there some sort of safety switch on the center stand?

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While putting on the new exhaust could you have knocked loose the wire going to the starter?

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Neutral switch.....
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While putting on the new exhaust could you have knocked loose the wire going to the starter?
Not possible. I've messed with my exhaust to know that the wiring for the starter is not near enough to be in the way.

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Highly probable. Or possibly the sidestand switch is stuck.

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Not possible. I've messed with my exhaust to know that the wiring for the starter is not near enough to be in the way.



Highly probable. Or possibly the sidestand switch is stuck.
Can't be sidestand either.... The starter relay goes through the clutch switch first then the neutral switch to ground...
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Did you check your kill switch? Maybe forgot to turn that back on? I know it sounds obvious, but sometimes the simplest solutions are overlooked.

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how about holding the clutch in, does it start then? Just wondering.

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Did you check your kill switch? Maybe forgot to turn that back on?
Ive actually done that a few times when wearing gloves....accidentally flipped it to off,lol...tore my hair out. Now its the first thing I check, lol.

And the wire to the neutral switch is right under the tranny (single green wire), so messing with the exhast very well could have done it. Its not well protected.



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Did you check your kill switch? Maybe forgot to turn that back on? I know it sounds obvious, but sometimes the simplest solutions are overlooked.
x2.... Yeah, this is the first thing that came to mind...exact symptoms !


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After the Flu

Finally got back to the bike today after a bout with the damn flu. Kill switch in run position checked neutral switch wire, attached played with clutch switch, she fired right up. Just tried it again nota. I noticed three wires in the connector is there a way to bypass the clutch switch?

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De-Goated
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