Intermittent no crank issue
2011 DL650A with 70k on the clock.
No prior electrical work done to the bike -- I say "electrical" because I did the SV650 cam upgrade and valve adjustment when bike had 64k on it. It started good, no issues, so buttoned it back up and all was well.
Here in CA it has been getting cold lately....for CA, it's been very cold, upper 40's, low 50's...not sure if its related, but still. This issue has been ongoing for about....two weeks? Three weeks? Basically for about 1000 miles ago.
Put key in, turn, all lights and accessories turn on. Flick kill switch, fuel pump runs. Pull clutch and hit starter, light shuts off but no crank.
Thought maybe a bad kickstand switch, so I pull it up and do it again. Same thing.
Release clutch and pull it again, same thing. Flick kill switch and put it back, sometimes fuel pump runs, sometimes it doesn't. I thought maybe this was the issue, so open it up and clean it real good and put it back together.
Starts good....then next day later does the same exact thing. Did percussive maintenance on the kill switch, sometimes work, sometimes doesn't.
If I keep playing with the clutch, turn key off and on, put up and down kickstand multiple times, sometimes that does the trick and it cranks and starts again. Sometimes it doesn't, and I keep playing with kill switch on and off until I hear the fuel pump running. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes if I pull the clutch up and then in, it works.
To make a long winded post short....I have basically gone about it completely unscientifically and now am more lost than ever. Is it the clutch switch? Is it the kickstand switch? Is it the entire killswitch assembly? If I play with all three, eventually I can get it started and all is well.
But I get the feeling that I'm on borrowed time. There will be a time where I'll be 200 miles from home and it'll die for good, and knowing my luck, I'll be at the bottom of a hill and it'll be basically impossible for me to push start it.
What should I do to finally narrow it down? I have the clutch switch and kill switch on my shopping cart, but I really would like to know how to narrow it down without wasting money. Help me Obi-Wan, you're my only hope!