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Starter button continuity

r Whats the best way to measure starter button continuity? Trying to figure out why my bike wont start when I push the start button. Would I measure between the button and the wiring harness going to the starter relay? How do I connect the prongs to the circuit? By breaking through the plastic coating? Im learning a large amount about this bike by doing everything myself, I just have to learn it first. Everyone here has been a huge help to me in this process. By the end of this project I could probably be AMI certified, lol.
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Don't break any wire insulation (yet). With ignition on, do you have 12V at the Red wire to the igniter box? If not, check the engine stop switch first. When you press the start button do you have 12V at the Black wire to the junction box? If not, then you may have start button problem. If yes, check the starter lockout switch (at clutch lever).
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Thanks for the help, one more question though. How should I go about testing the safety on the kickstand and clutch. Also, is there one on the brake lever?
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Any chance you have a manual laying around? They have simple, and quick step-by-step info on testing the few switch's that are in the start circuit. (if not, we can take you through it)

And no, there is not a start circuit switch on the brake lever, just the switch for the brake light.
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Is there a click from the solenoid when you push the start button? Are you certain the kill switch is set to "run"?

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How should I go about testing the safety on the kickstand and clutch.
Clutch: Put the bike in 1st gear. Measure the resistance between the yellow/green wire going to the junction box and ground. When you pull the clutch, the resistance should be near zero - when you release the clutch it should be infinite. If you have the gear in neutral, the resistance should be near zero in both cases.

Sidestand: Measure the resistance between the green/white wire going to the junction box and ground. When the sidestand is up, the resistance should be near zero - when down it shoud be infinite.
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When I do this test does it matter which ground or where I ground the meter to test, and do I need to break the insulation of the wire to test it? Thanks for the help, im pretty new to electrical theory.
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When I do this test does it matter which ground or where I ground the meter to test, and do I need to break the insulation of the wire to test it?
The bike frame where the battery is grounded is a good ground point. Measure from the junction box connector, push a needle or something into the connector to make contact to the terminal.
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