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Hi,

finally got all my Eastern Beaver stuff sorted out. everthing is fine on that side.

however, the bike wont start anymore. I had the tank off for about a week.

if this helps:
battery currently reads 12.65
turn the key, all the lights come on and i can hear the pump (?) whizzing away
press start, I hear click and a variation on the whizz sound (and the lights dim)

but nothing else.

battery is the original.

can anyone suggest a few troubleshooting steps?
 

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Make sure the battery cable connections are clean and tight and the battery is charged. If so, have the battery load tested. Many auto parts stores can do it.
 

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thanks, did that. Cleaned everything. put it back in the back, same symptoms.

from reading other posts, could this be a blow fuse (30 amp main?)
 

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got it working!

not sure why, but putting it into first gear, then back to neutral worked.

thanks
 

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well,

what would you know....after closer inspection all of this was related to a bad side stand switch. Somehow it's not fully going back which means the clutch needs to be pulled in for the bike to start.

going to grease it to see if it fixes the issue.
 

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well,

what would you know....after closer inspection all of this was related to a bad side stand switch. Somehow it's not fully going back which means the clutch needs to be pulled in for the bike to start.

going to grease it to see if it fixes the issue.
This has been an issue on my bike from time to time. I would suggest trying another lubricant other then grease. Exposed grease will attract road grit like fly-paper. This can foul up the "plunger" of the sidestand safety switch even more.

I always squirt a couple of blasts of WD-40 into the receiver of the "plunger". Doing so, flushes crud out of there, and gives things a little lubrication.

B.L.
 

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i was thinking of taking it off, degreasing and doing a proper lube job on it.
 

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i have had same issue lately - both when engine hot or cold.

assumed kickstand switch was problem as i did a little off-road riding and thought maybe some crud got in there.

talked about it this morning with another DL1000 rider and he advised could be kill switch or clutch safety switch as well.

i hit kickstand switch with a lot of WD40 - still happened once afterwards.

has anybody on this forum had issues with the 'handlebar' switches?

can the kickstandswitch be disassembed and cleaned or bypassed?

Thanks
 
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