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Won't start with ignition

Hi, this is my first posting on fixya. i can pop start the bike (had to to get it back home) and it runs fine when it's started but the ignition button won't start it. i checked all of my fuses and they're all good and fine. i took a wire and attached it to the positive terminal on my battery and touched it to the starter terminal with the key on and the starter does what it's supposed to. any ideas on where to look?

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Look for a broken/disconnected starter button wire.
Could be a bad starter button.

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Obviously the CDI is picking up power from the starter button. Check the ignition key switch for proper operation. Chances are that whatever fried the loom also fried part of the switch. Alternate to that, trace the wire powering the CDI system, disconnect it at the source (starter button connection), then find a power source that is live only when the key is turned on and then hook the CDI wire up there.

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Ok simple things first have you checked the fuse if so does it have light hor & indicators I so youwill more than likely find that you have in your words fried the starter solonoid be sure to check all the wireing it could be fried any where electrical burns are usualy easaly located but sometimes the hide you will need to be diligent in yor search all the best.Geoff

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Also be sure that you are in nuetral and clutch engaged when trying to start.

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