start switch


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jdn40
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start switch

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when I go to start my bike , I push the start switch in but it works at half way in . if i push it all the way in , nothing . if i let it out a bit it works , is this normal ?


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Re: start switch

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No. Start switch needs cleaned. Not that hard, but you will have to split the switch housing to get to it effectively. Spraying cleaner around the push button seldom does any good.

Carful when disassembling the switch itself to not lose any small pieces & parts inside it.
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jdn40
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Re: start switch

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thanks , I'm going to spray around it before taking it apart . might get lucky
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Re: start switch

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Saw your post there !! - Try this how too !! - Just click on the link - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9296

The solution is quick and simple. You will require some electrical contact cleaner. You want a quick-drying contact cleaner that does not leave residue behind. CRC Electrical Cleaner is a favorite:

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Re: start switch

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With the key off, hit the switch a few times. These switches are designed to be self-cleaning, but don't get used enough to keep them from getting some corrosion or cleaning the gunk off.

While you're at it, exercise the other rarely-used switches, especially the kill switch. This has rescued more than one rider at the side of the road, when their Hardly Feel-it Soon vibrated the switch enough to stop making contact, even though it was still set to RUN.

Make this part of your PM procedure, and you won't have to worry.

As they said above, use contact cleaner, too.
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Re: start switch

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got lucky , sprayed into the housing and it worked .
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Re: start switch

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