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My 1998 Suzuki TL 1000 R motorcycle wont start when the ignigtion is on, this is the first time, this has done this, and no wiring sound from the ignition when the key is in start position, and the bike is in nutural. I used the motorcycle this morning, and started first time, after week being locked in my garage, got home after a two hour ride, washed my motorbike, and that is when the problem started trying to start the bike again, and nothing, I have checked my battery, to see if it was flat, all fine, but as describe earlier, no wiring sound from the ignition when putting the key in start mode, like it normally makes. Any ideas, as when looking at the dash, when the ignition is on, it keeps coming with a symbol CHEC, dash dial, and a red light keeps coming on where it has symbols, such as oil, FI, battery?. Any ideas at all, as the bike is pristine,

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The CHEC and lack of fuel pump ('wiring') noise is indicative of a safety device disabling the bike.

The most common causes of this are an inoperative gear position switch and an inoperative engine kill switch.

First off, make sure you go into neutral fine (green N illuminates)

Check your kill switch, make sure it is in the run position.
If you use your kill switch to shut the bike off regularly, try rocking it back and forth a few times. They are not meant for regular use and often wear out.

If N illuminates fine and rocking the kill switch does not help, even momentarily, your next step would be to open the RH control and bypass the kill switch and verify operation. If it still does not power up, last likely item is the tip over sensor, but as you drove the bike before you parked it, it is highly unlikely.


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