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My bike wont start,the starter and pumps are fine,the battery is fine, fuses are fine. i can only think it could be a fault with electrics

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  • michael_j_ke Jan 03, 2011

    this is what happened. the bike was left standing for a week with a low battery. when we came to start the bike we presumed the battery would be dead so it was connected to a car with jump cables. the ignition was turned to the starting position. the clutch pulled in with the bike in neutral. the starter switch was pressed and nothing happened. no noise. when the lights were turned on they were bright. the starter motor didn't engage, nether did the fuel pump. the pump and the starter when independently attached to a power source and ran normally. all fuse's were checked as were the connections in the ignition switch. when we attempted to bump start the bike the starter still didn't engage and the pump still didn't turn on. we attempted to roll the bike with first gear engaged and with the clutch out. the rear wheel turned signifying the engine itself is not seized. it was suggested the switch relay itself has gone. we are baffled as we haven't had much experience with electronic ignition.

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If you have fuel and spark, at the right time, the engine must run --- ruling out stuff like no compression, etc. Are you certain the RUN switch is in the run postilion? Are all other safety switches in the proper mode and functioning (clutch and kick stand?)

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  • A Miller Jan 03, 2011

    I would suspect the start solenoid based on what you just said. Jump this switch to see of that is true. Be prepared to quickly disconnect the jumper ... by the way, this 'jumper' will have to be at least as large as the battery cable.

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