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Old 06-29-2012, 01:30 AM
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I checked the two wires with the ohm meter and it looks like they are both good. I am buying a new kill switch tomorrow if i can find one but the ohm meter has indicated that it won't fix the problem. that is if i was using it right. .03ish is good yes? if this does not fix the problem is there something else I can start testing?
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:13 PM
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??????? There should be at the very least 2 red/white wires and the blue/white. Set it on the 20v setting to check voltage.



Maybe......... I have some standard stuff out there too I'll see.
My G only has 3 wires, and grounds to the bars, the start button won't work without being grounded to the bars.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:04 PM
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My F is the same way...I had to clean some corrosion from the edge of the housing that touches the handle bar to make it work again...so, that's probably the issue that you're having
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:25 PM
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after opening up all the wiring it looks to me like the issue is the ignition control unit. Im going to replace that tomorrow and see what happens. the handle bars have no rust or other corrosion so Im pretty sure thats not the issue
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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Hey Acan,

Did you try taking a simple spare wire jumper, attach one end to the blue/white wire at the starter solenoid, and then touch the other to GROUND? Like Steve said, if that works, then the actual switch is messed up. Take same jumper wire, connect to the wire at the starter button and contact to ground, again IF starter engages, then there's corrosion that's preventing the wire from completing it's circuit to GROUND thru the handlebars some how...corrosion on the button metal contact, the spring, the housing the spring is in, the place where the housing clamps onto the bars. Test the EASY stuff first, the TCI would not prevent it from engaging the starter motor.

There's a tip over switch under the gastank, they have been known to go flaky, just unplugging it fromn the harness will bypass it as well.

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:55 PM
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That has nothing to do with the starter operation. You can take the TCI completely off and the starter will still spin.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:45 PM
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Remember many years ago on here that it was found the 78 was the ONLY year that switch assembly did NOT need grounded. With saying that, My Venturer right switches control has to be grounded. Found that out when i mounted the powder-coated fully adjustable Heli-Bars a couple years back. Wrapped a piece of emory paper around a couple wraps and polished the powdrecoat off as it also interferred with the throttle tubes smooth operation.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:56 PM
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My SG and my SF both have a ground going back into the harness from the start button.

2 red/whites, a blue/white, and a black.

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Remember many years ago on here that it was found the 78 was the ONLY year that switch assembly did NOT need grounded. With saying that, My Venturer right switches control has to be grounded. Found that out when i mounted the powder-coated fully adjustable Heli-Bars a couple years back. Wrapped a piece of emory paper around a couple wraps and polished the powdrecoat off as it also interferred with the throttle tubes smooth operation.
Really?
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:08 PM
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Really?
Oh yea.......I saw that before posting Greg........don't know what to say, cept every 81,80 and one 79 I came across needed that assembly grounded to complete the circuit through starter relay. Maybe the one U have in your hand is REALLY XSessive Special.....
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