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The starter doesn't want to go any more. New battery, fresh charge, bright headlights. A couple times before having the bike fully upright and/or in gear with the kickstand up has helped (?), but no more. I get an error code "CHEC" '05 with 14,xxx miles. Any suggestions?
 

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Engine kill switch appears fine, neutral light on dash works, with engine kill/running switch in on position, it makes the whiny ringing sound and the lights dim with the depression of the starter button, but no dice. No whiny sound when the kickstand is down and engine is in gear. The 30 amp fuse in the relay off of the positive terminal of the battery is good. Everything seems to be in order. It seems that it may be the starter itself :(...($). Haven't tested it yet. Seems a little early for it to crap out. I was able to compression start it and get it to the garage. Long ride plenty of time for a good recharge on the battery, and after shutting it off andtrying to start it again, nuthin'.
 

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So. Today I bench tested the starter and the starter relay, and they are both fine!(?) I disassembled the start button, cleaned it and reassembled it-looks fine, but haven't tested it with the meter yet-and still no action! Tomorrow, I will look over the wiring diagram, and test whatever else I can find. Again the neutral indicator light is working. The kickistand switch is working. BTW does everyone get that ringing/whining sound for a few seconds after swithing the running switch to the on position? It sounds like a strobe spooling up. Any troubleshooting suggestions?
 

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for sh!ts & giggles, have you tried bypassing the clutch switch.....
 

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Just getting up now he he (Sunday, West Coast). Yeah, I will try that. I have some doubts though, since it should start in Neutral regardless of the clutch switch, and it doesn't. The neutral switch appears fine, at least as far as activating the neutral light on dash. Electrics are my least favorite thing.
 

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Just getting up now he he (Sunday, West Coast). Yeah, I will try that. I have some doubts though, since it should start in Neutral regardless of the clutch switch, and it doesn't. The neutral switch appears fine, at least as far as activating the neutral light on dash. Electrics are my least favorite thing.
In neutal i still need to pull the clutch in to start the bike, maybe it's a euro spec??
 

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When its very cold out sometimes ill try to start it and nothing happens. And a release and re pulling of the clutch in and it starts right up. It only does this when its very cold out though. So ive never checked into it.

But ya you should have to pull the clutch in to start it regardless of whether or not its in gear.
 

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Fixed!!! You guys were right! It was the clutch switch; turns out that the guy who owned the bike just before me had some really interesting ideas about safety. The clutch switch WAS bypassed- with a little length of 16 guage wire and no disconnects(!). I should have realized that this switch should work regardless of gear selection. Anyways it had come loose, and the part of the switch assembly with the male spades is just plain missing. So after a clean bypass with disconnects and a cleaning, it totally starts. Another interesting thing this kid had done-I noticed while initaially going totally(I thought) through the bike, was to tape up the kickstand switch to the frame!!! The cumulitave result allowed a person to start the bike with it both resting on the stand and in gear! I found that he had done that because the washer in the kickstand was worn so much that it was no longer engaging the switch while up. Way to go! Anyways, thanks much for the help and I'm glad I don't have to fork out cash for a new starter!
 
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