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What is the button on top of my clutch do. not the kill switch the othere thing

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Do you mean the little tiny lever joined to the clutch perch ( has a cable leading to it?) if so this is the hot start lever. You use it like the choke ( but when bike is hot! ) it changes air fuel mix for easier starting but if you never use it then thats great no need to start now if all working out for just give it a go one day when bike is hot and being painful to restart...

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Hi just a thought as myself have never herd of this before.
If when you have yoused the kill switch when its at a stand still,and you put the kill switch back on and it starts,then it is quiet possible it could be a safty feature so if you came off the bike and the bike was laying on its side on the ground the back wheele wont keep spinning,just a thought as it is happening to the two bikes.

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Clutch safety switch maybe . There is a electrical circuit that won't let Battery voltage go to the starter unless the clutch pedal is pressed . The switch should be on top of the clutch pedal arm . You would need to lay on the drivers floor board an look up under the dash . Two wires , green with white stripe - this is the B+ side of the switch , the other side is black . trying to start the vehicle there should be battery voltage , you can use a volt meter to test it . You can also check the other wire as well . If there is no B+ voltage , up stream from the clutch switch is a clutch interlock relay . Here is a web site for free wiring diagrams , do you know what they are ? Enter the vehicle info. Year , make , model an engine size . Under system click engine , then subsystem click starting . Click the blue link .You will see the ignition switch , the other things i mention . Do you know how to use a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ?

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Maybe I am missing somethtg here ... you press the start switch and one of 2 things happens - the bike starts or it doesn't. If it does, your start switch is definitely good. If it doesn't ... well there are a couple things to consider. Are you in gear? Will not start in gear unless the clutch is pulled in. But, if the clutch is pulled in and you are in gear and the side stand is down, it will not start. So, if you move the side stand up, you are in gear and you have the clutch pulled in and it doesn't start ... well ... could be the key is not on (silly but true) and/or the 'kill switch" may be in the off position causing your bike to not start. If the clutch is pulled in, the side stand is up and you are in neutral and the kill switch is in the run position and the key is on - (or some other very similar arrangement as I have described) your Shadow should start. Nothing here has ruled out a bad switch nor, for that matter, a good switch.

You bike will still not start - so what else to look at/for. How is the battery? Have you checked it recently? Your battery MIGHT still be the original in which case I would be suspect of it being 10 years old. Maybe you or a previous owner has replaced it ... still, have you checked it? You will find it under the seat.

Battery good and still will not start? Find the start solenoid. With a volt meter, measure the voltage at each of the large terminals. One shold be 12 volts (battery side) the other should be zero volts (starter side). You will check the smaller terminals later . Key Off? No volts on smaller terms. With everything in a normal start condition (key on, bike in neutral, kill switch in run position), measure the voiltage on the other large terminal on the start solenoid. Should be zero. Press the start button. Do you get voltage? No voltage = the solenoid is either not receiving power to energise or it is energised but not making connection.

What happens is when you turn on the key you supply power to potentially anything that can be turned on. When you press the start button, you should be powering the start solenoid (an electric operated switch) That should allow power to flow to the starter and start the bike. If all that is happening, I would suspect the starter. If everything is OK but it doesn't start, suspect the solenoid and lastly ... the switch. I think I would consider jumping power directly to the starter to see if that actually runs before looking at the switch. The actual start switch is pretty tuff compared to other parts of the system.

Let me know what happens ... good luck. I think you will find something simple.

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Is the clutch pulled in? Is the kill switch put in the run position? Both of these things will do that - of course you might just have a bad starter button too...

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If no power going to kill switch check Ignition fuse, sidestand ,clutch & neutral switches.
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Jus bought a 91 ninja 600 and wont send any power to the starter

Lets start with the basics...
1. be sure your battery is in good shape and fully charged ( at least 12.6 volts)
2. starting procedure- ignition key to 'on', tranny in nuetral, right hand kill switch to 'run', pull clutch in fully and hit starter button.
3. does it do anything? clicks?... If you get nothing then the problem is likely in the clutch switch, kill switch, or the starter button. You will need a wiring diagram and volt meter to trace down where the power is lost. If you are getting 12 volts to the starter but its not engaging then you can suspect the starter/ solonoid.

PS... My clutch switch has been going bad for a few years now ( Im too lazy to replace such a trivial thing as a safety switch ;). Sometimes I need to hold the start button and work the clutch till the starter engages.

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It could be the starter, or it could also be the starter switch or more over have you first checked tht engine 'kill' switch? If its on 'off' (Kill) position the starter won't operate from the button!

Other way is to short circuit the starter throught the solenoid switch and see if it works.If it does work thn the switch (button) is faulty you may hve toreplace it or sometimes a good cleaning can revive it due to carbon deposits at the contact points.
Thirdly, I hope the battery is at its top performance too!
Hope this helps.

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