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I need some help. I was out riding last night, stopped for dinner and that is where the night stopped. The bike wouldn't start up. The checked the ignition was on, the kill switch was on, the bike in neutral with kick stand up, just nothing happening when I hit the start button. I tried it multiple times and would occasionally get it to want to start for a split second then nothing. After many many many attempts I was able to figure out if I held the throttle, the head lights would turn off and nothing would happen, if I let the throttle return to rest nothing on the start button but would have lights. I was finally able to start it by holding the throttle open about one millimeter if that and if I held it just right and used the choke to give it gas it would start. This was enough to get me home and not totally ruin the rest of my night. If anyone has expierienced this or has an idea please let me know. THANKS AND RIDE SAFE.
 

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When the lights went out absolutely nothing would happen. Occasionally it would fire but not long enough to turn over. I will try cleaning the switch. Thanks
 

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I would definitely say it is your starter switch, clean it up and it will work for a while at least. I did it a few times before I finally changed the switch.
 

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You said you finally had to change it out. I have no clue what a replacement one would cost but if I find that it did needed a good cleaning should I plan on getting a new one and install it? Thanks for your advice

Will also check the cables thanks. Do you know if there is a way to jump start the bike with out removing the seat to get to the battery. I was thinking I was going to have to jump it last night and was wondering how I would get to the battery on the side of the road where I was parked.
 

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had the same thing happen to me today. . .sort of. I filled up with gas, went to start the bike and 'click'. the instumentation went and the bike wouldn't start. finally boiled it down to the starting relay and have to get one tomorrow. Looked online and it will cost about 69.00 roughly. Its a simple install, and its located behind the right side cover. It has a 30Afuse on it with the two main leds for the battery and the starter. Let me know if you need help.
 

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Were you ever able to start it? I think we have narrowed mine down to the cut off switch but we are 100% sure yet. Will let you all know.
 

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While you have the switches apart it might be benificial to spray a light lubricant on it to keep the copper contacts and wires from corroding it will also improve continuity. We had this stuff called Electra-Like spray we used on our electrical terminals where I used to work (it was a wet and salty environment) I don't think you can get it from the autoparts store, but O'Reilly's autoparts here in Houston has the CRC brand spray for battery terminals. I've heard some people using WD-40 but would not use it personally, its more like a solvent than a lubricant. I use the spray on my electrical connectors on my Jeep, because they have a tendency to corrode quickly.
 

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Hijacking the thread 8)

Mine won't start either. The battery is practically brand new (2 months old), and it hasn't really been ridden in about a month and a half. It's clicking like it's dead, and not turning the engine over. I can't imagine it being a dead battery? The lights and everything are on full power, it just cant get the engine turning. Thoughts?
 
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