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Alanshouse
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

XB12S 2004 7800 miles.

When I push my yellow ignition switch it will click, pause for a second, then start up. Sometimes it will click, then not do anything at all. When it does this I pull the brake lever or rock it or play with the throttle until it finally tries to turn over.

Could this be a bad thing? It hasn't let me down yet, but sometimes I'm afraid it will.
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Dave
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 - 07:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Maybe clean the battery connections and snug them down. Could also be a loose or corroded ground/starter lead.

DAve
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Captainkirk
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 01:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

"Funny", HA HA, or "Funny" peculiar?
Check your neutral switch connection?
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Fullpower
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

sounds likely that your battery is a little tired.
3 years old, and very few miles on it implies sitting a lot. hard on batteries to sit.
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Binaerfehler
Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Had the same problem.

I took it to the dealer and they said I needed a new ign switch, which they supposedly ordered. After a week of it not arriving and the problem getting worse, I took apart the switch and tightened the 2 connector screws.

100% solved!
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