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My push button start switch not working on M/C..

If push button start button not working, will it cause headlight not to work? I can jump across solenoid and it starts, but no headlight..It is a 1994 kaw 500 vulcan m/c..

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  • Larry Boyd
    Larry Boyd Mar 23, 2014

    All lights work except headlight,when running.Headlight is good, not burned out.


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Sounds like a bad relay... the relay switches all power to the solenoid to start the bike... when you let off of the starter it turns the lights etc back on. If the relay goes bad... starter button will not work, and no power to the headlight/taillight/dashlights... the relay is fairly cheep, 10 to 15 its a pretty cheap test to see if that is what is wrong.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

Testimonial: "Will not do anything when push start button to start M/C.The relay is good.All lights work except headlight,when running.Starter is good.It starts right up when jumping across solenoid.Tested head light, it is good.Is wire from switch bad or bad switch or both?"

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