Sorry guys, in my mind I thought I was being descriptive and helpful...
Last few days I would hit the starter switch and it would attempt to start, starter motor would do half a revolution... then stop...
I'd jab the button again and it would fire right up like normal..
Then it got to the point that unless I was in neutral ( green indicator lamp works so I can tell it's in neutral etc etc as well as rocking the bike while seated) there was NO response from the starter switch... once in neutral it will and does start instantly..
On a couple of occasions I get a slight (tug) from the bike like the clutch is engaged (but I have the clutch lever completely pulled in) but only oh so slightly and it's very random..
When I installed my aftermarket levers it did something similar but the effect was immediate... Donut told me to check the levers and make sure they were centered etc and clean the switch..
I followed his instructions last year ( new bushings to center the levers, shimmed them so they were snug in the housings etc cleaned the switch at the clutch lever ) and it has worked flawlessly since...
The slow deterioration of the start function over the last week has made me wonder if one of the switches? ( my mind went to neutral safety immediately, dunno why)
I pulled both contacts off the switch just to confirm they were making contact, hit em with electric parts cleaner and re-installed... No effect.
Hopefully that helps.
I can't tell ya the name brand of the levers. They are chromed aluminum levers that look like flames to match the flamed mirrors I put on...
NO Idea who makes em.. but they have worked fine for the last 13k miles since I centered and shimmed them..
Just for the process of elimination, I'll pop the lever out when I get home this morning, pull and clean the clutch switch, pull the right side clamshell and clean the start switch as well.. I KNOW my battery terminals are tight.. I just redid my wiring and after I was done I tightened the battery bolts with a torque wrench to 20 ftlbs..
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