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Gday i have lost spark on my xv, the ignation switch is on and the kill switch on ,has any one got any ideas

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Check to make sure your kill switch is working properly,, also check to see if the main fuse is good and not blown.


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  • Start with a new spark plug. Now do you see spark? If not, check the side stand kill switch. It kills the engine so that you don’t start out with the side stand down. If broken or out of adjustment, it would kill the spark. Check for a broken wire at the side stand switch and coupler. Try moving the kill switch by hand. If that doesn’t work then wire a jumper around the switch to bypass it.
  • Check the fuses. How good is the battery? Try a jump start from your car battery. Is the handlebar kill switch on?
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  • Are the fuses good?
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The side stand kill switch can go bad and do this. Check the switch with an Ohm meter. Also, check the wiring harness connections. Fix any loose connections. Check the handlebar kill switch. It can go bad also.

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