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FJ1200 Engine will not turn over when starter button pressed but turnover if solenoid crossed

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You'll almost certainly find that the start button is badly corroded inside the switch assembly. Common fault. You'll notice when you have the bike parked with wheel turned to the right that water will pool in the bottom right of the switch assembly. Thats where the problem usually is. You could clean and resolder but fiddly job in the small space. A 2nd hand switch assembly is easier. If a newer model yamaha has the same plug too the loom i'd choose that. An R6 or R1 fetch assembly might be worth a look to see if the wiring plug is the same.

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Repace solenoid MOPAR KENNY

Posted on May 22, 2011

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    monsooncompu Jun 30, 2012

    Don't replace solenoid, as obviously its working when you short its power. Same has happening on my FJ1200. It's the starter relay, that sends power to the solenoid when u hit the starter button. Only problem I'm having is finding the relay. I wonder if its in the airbox?

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