I lost my E-start today

whether in neutral or not i get nothing when i hit my start button. ive checked most if not all the wiring between the starter and the switch. When i unplug the solenoid from the harness, hold the start button and check for continuity between the leads that go to the solenoid there is none and i would assume there would be if nothing was wrong but im not sure. My headlight is nice and bright, horn works fine battery is good. right now my primary suspect is a little black denso box under the headlight shroud. any ideas? Oh ya i checked the switch itself and its fine.

I had that problem one day until I realized I had accidentally engaged the kill switch above the starter button. Here's to hoping your problem is as simple. :thumbsup:

ya ive done that too unfortunately thats not the problem this time

Do you still have the clutch and kickstand switches? It could be one of those

Do you still have the clutch and kickstand switches? It could be one of those

I had the same problem when my kick stand didn't retract all the way. Check and make sure that switch is operating properly

maybe i remember things wrong but if it's in neutral the clutch and sidestand switches shouldn't matter should they?

maybe i remember things wrong but if it's in neutral the clutch and sidestand switches shouldn't matter should they?

yes,it matters. the clutch switch being the most likely suspect.

So remove the clutch interlock switch (if it's still in place), and plug the connector together behind the headlight mask and see if it cures the problem.

well damn i feel stupid for some reason i didn't think i matter and i sure does that indeed was the problem. All the plastic under the grey plastic connector attatched to the clutch lever was broken. Now i wonder if i should buy new parts or bypass it. Thanks alot guys:ride:

Bypass it and forget it!!

whats the cleanest most reliable way to bypass it?

Pull the piece out of the clutch perch and put in a dab of silicone then follow the wires under the headlight, pull the wires from the switch and plug the two together under the headlight mask and your done!

Oh yea, throw the switch away!

The connector plugs together behind the mask in that wad of wires. :thumbsup: I put a K model perch on mine to eliminate the switch opening.

I used an XR400 perch I had laying around, everything fit great and no hole for the switch!

nice thanks again guys sounds pretty clean and simple

Absolutely clean. Uses the factory connectors, no splicing, just plug them together, and throw that bad ole switch and wire in w/ the rest of the junk you've removed.

wow that was too easy its like it was designed to be bypassed does the E not have this? i expect a hard plastic 2 prong connector like most of the other connections.

I think it does yes. :thumbsup: At least the E model perches have the switch, that's why I got a K model perch. And yeah, it's super easy. Very nice, reliable fix. I never trusted that dang thing anyways. Plus, it's mostly second nature for people to pull the clutch when they start the bike.

i took off my perch, & put on one of those asl with the unbreakable levers. Like stringburner says, you just plug the wires together under the headlight housing. ..just be careful starting! The motor will turn over in gear without the clutch pulled, now.

I already have a habit of disengaging the clutch before pushing the button, so am pretty careful. I have the E model, so don't have the kickstand switch, but if i did, i'd remove that first thing!

scotty:cool:

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