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Start switch
Bike won't start. pushed the start button and it would start and sometimes not, than would not start at all after a short period of time. jump from battery to starter fired up . at one point we did smell something like melting plastic. I narrowed my problem down to the wire running to solinoid must be broken or melted. I need to replace that wire. how do I find the hot spot or do I just ignor the smell I got and overlay with a new Wire
#1 08-21-2012, 06:44 PM,
Sounds like the starter relay has died and perhaps the plastic on it is melting. Get it to burn a bit and feel around with your fingers to determine what is getting hot.
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#2 08-21-2012, 07:26 PM,
You may be right, I have pwer from start button, but does not engage starter. If i bypass relat starter engages
#3 08-21-2012, 08:56 PM,
do what my daughters do and turn up the radio and tell me about it in a week. LOL

have you changed the dog bone in the solenoid to a spade fuse? there is a pictorial on this site showing you the way.
have you cut out the stator plastic 3-pin plug to the left of the battery? (you are in there anyway!!) again, there is a pictorial available here
there are other very helpful hints for the electricals of these bikes.
it is good reading!!

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#4 08-23-2012, 11:51 AM,
make this mod which along replacing the dogbone will probably cure your problems
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#5 08-30-2012, 03:31 AM,

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