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Bike wont run

Zx 6 r only runs with the starter button pressed,as soon as released bike cuts out

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  • sazuki1234 Jun 26, 2009

    bike started up fine but cuts out as soon as you release the starter button.i just held the button on to see what would happen and the bike revs up perfectly

  • sazuki1234 Jun 28, 2009

    have changed the run switch and its exactly the same,did think starter relay but guy at the breakers dissagreed saying that only it only controls the starter motor.

  • sazuki1234 Jul 01, 2009

    bike fires up when the start button is pressed,as soon as the start button is released the bike cuts out.if you hold the start button in the bike starts and
    revs up ok but obviously i dont ride it as the starter motor will burn out

  • sazuki1234 Jul 04, 2009

    problem fixed it was the starter relay.the bike shop sold me a run switch but that did not work so i exchanged it for a starter relay and hey presto.

  • bozcro
    bozcro May 11, 2010

    what is it exactly doing while you are turning over the engine?


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This is very rare. if the engine kill switch is in the same grip, check it , it may be shorting/ loose/ defective. only other possible thing is the starter relay switch

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    bozcro Jun 29, 2009

    an idea, check the ground terminal from negative pole to the engine block. the starter one may be good but not the other for the rest of the bike


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