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All was well, and without a warning when I press the starter now… NOTHING! Everything lights up like it should, but no starter… nothing????

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Yep it did start or, yep still no crank?? Take a test light and check the 2 wires at the back of the starter selinoid connector to see if you've got power coming to one of them when you hit the starter switch. One is hot when you push the button and the other is a ground...
 

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Kick stand down in gear??

Kill switch off or bad??
 

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Try spraying some WD-40 into the starter switch/button.
Open the housing enough to really get some of the cleaner into the switch, and spray away. Wrap it in rags to keep the overspray at bay.
 

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Same thing a couple days ago. Reverse lever wasnt seated all the way.
 

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Not starting. I'll check the the starter selinoid next.
The headlight should turn off in the start mode. If it doesn't, you have a bad switch. Then go to the solenoid and check for power.
Lemee see if I can get this right. Y/R with the key on and the button pushed should give you 12volts.
 

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Same thing a couple days ago. Reverse lever wasnt seated all the way.
I too thought he had a 1500...... I read it on my phone, and thought it said "96"...... It's an 86....... 1200,....... No reverse..... No kick stand switch either.
 

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Try spraying some WD-40 into the starter switch/button.
Open the housing enough to really get some of the cleaner into the switch, and spray away. Wrap it in rags to keep the overspray at bay.
Better to use contact cleaner than WD40 on switch gear, contact cleaner will clean and then evaporate, where as WD40 will leave a film that will attract dirt and dust which will long term wear the component. Same reason that WD40 should never be used on locks, graphite powder should be used on them. :bow:
 

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Sounds kill switch or starter switch related. I'd pull those right side controls apart and have a root around...
 

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All was well, and without a warning when I press the starter now… NOTHING! Everything lights up like it should, but no starter… nothing????

HELP!!
I had the same thing happen. Turns out it was the starter. The plate that holds the brushes in place was no longer grounded to the starter housing. Take the starter apart and clean the housing, end-cap, etc. and reassemble. Make sure the long threaded rods are TIGHT and give it a go. Total cost......$0.
 
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