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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Faulty Switch?????

I have noticed recently that my bike won't turnover as it should. Basically, I go to start my bike and just recently, it just cranks but doesn't turnover. There were few occasions last season when I hit the starter switch and nothing happens at all (no crank). I'll cycle the kill switch (on/off/on) and then she'll start right up. This hadn't become a problem (again) until recently (since last Thursday).

I opened up the ignition switch (kill switch) housing, cleaned up as much residue as I could, and checked for loose connections. The problem didn't go away but I did press harder and my bike started on the second time pushing the starter button. This problem didn't occur when I stopped for gas the same day. So my question is this: Do I need a new switch?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 10:36 AM
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It might not be that switch... I would check your kickstand switch and maybe cluthch switch as well..




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I didn't even consider the kick stand. I'll have to check that.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 09:18 PM
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The kickstand will either have to be a open circuit or closed circuit to start... Try both ways... and while you're at it... clean it... if its like my 9R...it gets real dirty.

Also, when you are playing with these connections, you should replace them with some dielectric gel into the connections.




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