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    I know I disappeared again. My bike broke down late last year and I haven't had a chance to figure out what's wrong with it and now I'm out of the country till mid June. Once I get back I plan to try and fix it or take it to the dealership. But I'll return once its fixed :-)

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    OK.
    What's the machine doing? (or not)
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    Good luck man. Keep your head down.
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    Nothing at all. Not even turning over. I replaced the starter kill switch with no luck. Bought a used starter off Ebay and will try replacing that when I return. Hopefully that'll do the trick otherwise I have no clue what else to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers_Den View Post
    .... I have no clue what else to try.
    push it?
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    Robert,

    Check the sidestand switch, clutch lever switch & associated connectors/wiring...
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    Hmm, nope. Didn't try push starting it. I'll try that when I returnhome. I'll check out the kick stand switch while I'm at it. Thanks for the ideas.

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    So is there any way to disable the clutch or side stand switch to eliminate those as the culprit? It's not the starter or the starter relay or the kill switch module that's causing my intermittent starting issues...

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    There might be forums for your machine. Could find answers there.
    Could be a reoccurring issue that the factory might know about.

    On the other hand, I had a starting problem, replaced the wiring harness,
    and it turned out to be a bad battery. Would crank all day but no fire.
    2 different shops couldn't figure it out. Got a new battery & it fired right up.
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    What Dave said, yes you can bypass the switches on the clutch and stand, most have a slide connector, pull it off and short (put a piece of wire) into the bike side harness connector, the stand is inline with the starter circuit, the clutch is probably parallel, can you use a volt ohm meter to test them, that's the better way.


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    Thanks, I'll give that a try. Right now the bike is working so I'll have to wait till the intermittent issue returns. Till then I don't trust riding the bike else I may get stranded somewhere hehe.

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    So I've been starting my bike daily in the garage but not riding it, and it had been starting. I wonder if the vibration from riding it was vibrating something loose and when I pulled everything apart and put it back together again, if it tightened the loose connections. makes me wonder if it'll just start shorting out again once I start riding it again... Scary thought getting stuck somewhere cause the bike won't start...

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    I had a battery that cracked a plate and it would work fine while the bike was sitting still, but while riding it eventually would peter out and kill the motor (the broken plate would short itself against the next plate in the battery). It turned out a replacement battery was all it needed, but it seemed like it could be any number of things when it first started occuring.

    I also had a ignition fuse that somehow got a crack inside at the fusable link and vibration would cause the link to break the circuit, which abruptly killed the motor (usually at the least opportune moment). that was also difficult to diagnose until it got really bad and I could see the evidence of arcing in the fuse body.
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    I guess I should be happy it's not killing the engine while I'm riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers_Den View Post
    So I've been starting my bike daily in the garage but not riding it, and it had been starting. I wonder if the vibration from riding it was vibrating something loose and when I pulled everything apart and put it back together again, if it tightened the loose connections. makes me wonder if it'll just start shorting out again once I start riding it again... Scary thought getting stuck somewhere cause the bike won't start...

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    Sorry for late reply. I was scuba diving all weekend and didn't even get on the internet, was too tired. Hehe ya, i really do need to test it though, but it's been almost a year since it was last ridden, have to clean out the gas i think and make sue the tires are still fine too.

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    Working this weekend, maybe i can take it out for a test ride on the 28/29 weekend :/

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