Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Beach, Ca.
Wiring issue while starting
Odd circumstances on Start.
VTX 1300R in gear with kickstand down engine cranks but doesn't start.
I know it should not start with kickstand down in gear with clutch pulled in. But why would it even crank? I can understand that with a defective switch it could crank and start in gear with kickstand down.
Please don't explain how and why the safety switches work. I totally understand the process.
My one and only question:
What would allow the bike to crank but not start in gear with Kickstand down that is related to the KS switch?
Possibly the ECM has two safety features employed. Won't crank and won't start even if it does crank. Possibly safety factor number 1 is broken while safety feature number 2 is working.
The earlier I get behind, the longer I will have to try and catch up.
It doesn't take me all day to get nothing done; I can get nothing done by break time.