Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
Intermittent ignition failure
I've been experiencing an irregular, infrequent problem with my Wee failing to start.
I deploy the side-stand to get off the bike. I put the bike on the center-stand. I raise the side-stand. When I return to the bike I mount while it's still on the center-stand. I turn on (off?) the kill switch and turn the key. The instrument cluster screen briefly shows 0 mph, then switches to a horizontal line. I pull the clutch lever and hit the start button. Nothing happens.
This has happened probably 6-8 times in the last few months. Sometimes a couple of times in a few days, then weeks go by before it occurs again.
When it happens, I cycle through the start-up procedure a few times and it clears up. Sometimes I've put the side-stand back down and up again, and that's resolved it.
The only time I've seen the same thing on the gauge screen is when the side-stand is down, which leads me to believe something may be going on with my side-stand switch. But I'm open to other suggestions.
So far, the bike hasn't stranded me. But the last time it happened it took a good 10 minutes of fiddling before it would start again, and I'm afraid the issue is progressing.
If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.