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post #1 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Brand new 650dl. Less than 100 miles. Won't start. Fuel pump engages. Solenoid engages. Just clicks. Lights fine. Battery at 12.3v. Engine light flashes 3x.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 04:47 PM
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Kill switch?

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 06:02 PM
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Kill switch?
You would not believe how many times a kill switch has jacked up my blood pressure.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 11:35 PM
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I tripped my kill switch unintentionally on the first ride out. Took me a while to learn the ways the bike works! Doh!
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-21-2019, 01:37 AM
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Loose battery contacts?

Loose or poor contact ground?

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-21-2019, 01:52 AM
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12.3V is a bit low for battery voltage. If your kill switch is on I would expect the "check" warning to be up. (perhaps early models don't have that) Solenoid clicks so your start button is working. You say new bike, 100km yet this is posted in 04 to 11 section. New to You? I would start with battery. Make sure connections to battery are tight. Loose connections will juice everything up but fail to provide enough to crank the starter. Charge up the battery. Should be just under 13V after charging up. You could jump the terminals on the starter solenoid to see if your starter works. At the same time check connections at solenoid and starter.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-21-2019, 01:58 AM
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12.3 is low, maybe a bit to low to crank the motor, try a jump form a better battery.

You do have your clutch leaver pulled in YES.

Safety switches like the kill switch and the kickstand switch should show a check on the dash.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-21-2019, 04:14 AM
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Brand new like as in a 2019 (100 miles)? From the write up in post #1 (fuel pump primes but solenoid just clicks), it sounds like either battery related, starter motor related ( or maybe even clutch switch. The fact that solenoid engages shows the starter circuit via the clutch switch is complete but may be a weak / high resistance connection which fails under starting load conditions. You could try shorting out the starter relay to determine whether the starter turns or jump with a good battery. If you jump with another battery, take care that you don't damage the ECU.

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