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I have recently cleaned out the carbs on my 81 gs550, previously it started and ran but only on 3 cylinders which is why I did the carb work. After I put everything back together, the ignition button does nothing. No clicks or anything. All the lights work, and when I arc the terminals on the solenoid the engine turns over. But for some reason the starter button on the handlebar doesn't work. I check all the fuses, and they look good. Checked the clutch sensor and it looks good too. Also took apart the switch itself on the handle bar and cleaned it out really good, although it didn't look in very bad shape either. Not sure where else to look, and what could be causing it. Any ideas would help out a lot!

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Cleaning the carbs should have nothing to do with the switch not working, but look for the 3 yellow cables that are coming out of the starter that should be above the airbox maybe? not sure I had mine all over the place but if they aren't connected it will not start and I know sometimes things get knocked out from removing the carbs.

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