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post #1 of 4 Old 03-22-2014, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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short?

hey guys, I have an issue but only sometimes -

so I'll take a ride, shut off the bike, do my thing, and get on and try to start the 650 and nothing!

almost like my kill switch is off, once I thought the battery was dead, jumped it and it started.

once I just moved the whole right side throttle and hand set and it started.

like it had a short. and yes the hand controls did move, loose abit. just like a 1/4 inch, but it did start then.

what should I look for should I get a dealer to look at it? easy fix or not?
thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-22-2014, 04:14 PM
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I suppose I would start by removing those controls and visually inspecting what I can. Cleaning the switches and such.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-23-2014, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Capital !Capital idea.
good first step should have thought of that,
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-23-2014, 09:43 AM
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You might look for a bad connection at the battery as well, being that it started when you boosted it. Check the fluid level in the battery while you're at it. Low fluid causes a weak battery.
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