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Hello, I have a 1985 suzuki cavalcade, it died on the side of the road and wouldnt start, put a new battery now I have lights ect but nothing happens when I push the start button so I checked the buttton with ohm meter seems to be working ok got a zero resistance when pushed, checked the starter relay works ok when jumped across but I am not getting any voltage at the yellow/green wire, Ive checked relays and the like, I have no fuel pump sound or spark.

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You say "Would not Start". Does that mean it would not crank on the starter or would crank, but not fire?
To start these bikes, The bike must be in neutral, kill switch on the right handlebar in run, sidestand up (mainly for 1987 models) press the starter (there should be a "clicking from under the seat, fuel pump priming the carbs) when the clicking stops, pull in the clutch, there is a safety switch in the clutch lever that anly allows the starter to work with it pulled in. (if it has been bypassed, then the bike will start without the clutch lever pulled in and not allow the carbs to prime, causing the starter to operate for longer duration. ALSO, the cruise control will not work (only fitted to the LX

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