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Engine wont start with push button switch. replaced switch and solenoid. i can start it by jumping the solenoid,or pull start.

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Obviously the switch ( button ) is bad or the contacts are dirty

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The bike wont start wen u press the start button i have to use jump leads put one lead on the - and another lead on the solinide valve it will turn on its own then what is the problem


could be a safety switch on the kick stand or their is also one on the clutch make sure u have the clutch pulled in and the kick stand up when u try to start it  if still doesn't  work it could be the starter solenoid  if you have a test light be sure to check for power at the small wire on the solenoid when the button is pushed   if  it does have power and wont crank  its bad     

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