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Started to get hard to start then got worse over 3

First would not turn over tried new solinoid dealer siad 4 weeks to look at put start switch and wire into relay ran fine for 4 weeks started to get hard to start then got worse over 3 week period has some fire to plugs spray starting fluid in air cleaner still will not start mechanic siad orig problem proberly saftey switch on kickstand or clutch saftey

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You need a cheap multi meter, measure the resistance on the wires going to the switches, with the clutch in, and with the stand up the resistance should be very low, if it is high then that switch is the problem. Also check the earth (negative) from the battery to the frame, if this is corroded your bike will be hard to start

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