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DR650 Failure to start issue - no obvious reason.

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2006 DR650

The issue began suddenly one day when I was running the bike in the garage.  I started the bike with a battery tender attached, it ran for a while, then I turned it off.  When I tried to restart, nothing happened.  Everything seems fine, all the electrical works fine, the battery is fine (I tested it), the 30A fuse is also fine.  I bypassed the starting solenoid and the bike starts right up, so I assumed the solenoid was bad and replaced it with a new one.  It still won't start.  I may be missing something obvious, but I'm stuck.  

The only thing different is that I started it with the battery tender attached, which I've never done, but I read that's ok.  

Why will it only start when the solenoid is bypassed? 

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What about the starter button?  Being up on the handlebars corrosion could be an issue.

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