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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Won't Run HELP!!

I have a 1992 Vulcan 750 that will only run if I hold in the start button.
As soon as I let off it dies. Any help available out here would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi and welcome to the Forum! I'm guessing that you have a bad starter relay, but I'll let someone else chime in on how to troubleshoot that. If that's the problem, let me know - I have a spare sitting around.

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You can jump out the post on the relay with some wire to see if it stays on...But that's what it sound like to me...

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According to the wiring diagram, the started button is related to the kill switch. You might want to check that. If not, perhaps it is in your ignition switch.

The starter relay just isolates the high current to the starter motor from the push button. If the starter spins when you press the button and stops when you release it, the relay is fine.

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I'm just guessing here from looking at the wiring diagram in my Clymers, but it may be related to your igniter IC.

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Here's a gif file of the wiring diagram for the starter system. If the starter motor turns while the starter switch is pressed, then I think Jon's right, that the circuit and the starter relay are probably ok (all of those linkages are to the right side of the diagram). However, the red wire coming off the starter switch, (per Foxhound's post) does go to the ignition coil, so the troubleshooting seems like it should start there.

So, for those of us who are still learning our electrical systems, how do you test this?

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the started button is related to the kill switch.

Jon
Great info but made me think of my MSF course. Our instructors admonished us to always refer to that as the cutoff switch.

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