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Hello VStrom riders - i own a 2013 Vstrom 650 - just logged 55,000 great miles on it.

I have intermittent starting issues on bike. They ignition switch turns on (all the time), i hear the relay, the lights come on, but when i press the starter button, the bike sometimes starts and sometimes does not, its intermittent.

Any help on this will be appreciated.

Thank you,
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Clutch or side stand lockout switch could be the culprit or the starter switch contacts are getting corded. Does the bike have a headlight relays installed?
 

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Clutch or side stand lockout switch could be the culprit or the starter switch contacts are getting corded. Does the bike have a headlight relays installed?
Clutch switch has no "CHEC" on dash but the sidestand switch does, and I believe the OP's issue is in the starter button switch housing assembly or in the ignition. Once issue is fixed, I HIGHLY recommend the OP install headlight relays, the issue is not one of make believe.
 

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It will be the starter button or the clutch switch.

You can join the 2 wires at the clutch switch to find out which one, if the bike starts every time with the bypass in place it is the clutch switch if it still gives you trouble it is the start switch.

You can't leave the switch bypassed because your bike may stall while waiting at traffic lights so just test it for a few days.

If you have a aftermarket clutch leaver that could be your problem.

If it is the start button you will find instructions on this site on how to clean it up, it is recommended you fit headlight relays and that information is also on this site.
 
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