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post #1 of 1 Old 08-02-2017, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Starting Issue

Hi everyone,

I know there are a million starting issue posts but I'm having trouble finding one that would help me out. My Bike is an 88 650, has been riding/running/Starting fine for as long as I can remember. This year has been the year from the hot under world so to say. Last week I went out to start the bike and it wouldn't fire (Turned out to be a fuel delivery issue) however, when I was pushing the starter button when I released my finger from the button it kept cranking as if the button didn't release. I gave the handlebars/switch a smack and it released. However, following that the switch didn't work any longer. I could hear the relay clicking as if it were trying to work so I thought maybe the relay went bad so I swapped it out. Now I can still hear the relay clicking as if it wants to start but does not and really sounds no different than with the prior relay. I can jump the terminals and it fires right up (Carb rebuilt this past weekend) but I can't get the starter button to work and crank the engine and I am having trouble finding any sort of information for a replacement part for it. Is it possible that the switch went faulty/wiring went bad or the relay went bad after a week? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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