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post #1 of 2 Old 06-15-2018, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Iím restoring another year 2000 M1030B1 (USMC KLR650). Iím almost done but canít get the bike to crank. Nothing happens when I hit the start button. I was able to get it to crank by bridging the starter relay with pliers. I figured Iíd just swap some parts off a running KLR to make it easy. I donít have a multimeter with me since Iím working out of a storage locker but it looks like Iíll be getting one. Below is what Iíve swapped out from the running bike
Start switch / engine kill switch
Both fuses
Starter relay
Starter circuit relay
The bike will shift into gear and neutral (the neutral light comes on). Turning on the ignition does activate the headlight. I just installed the whole wiring harness so the next step is to double check for tight connections and clean them. Then I figure Iíll look into changing the ignition, CDI, and diodes. Prior to that Iíll clean the clutch safety / starter lock out switch. Iíve found that I tend to over think things so I assume Iím missing something obvious. Any ideas? Iíll update tomorrow when I get more time trouble shooting the bike.

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-16-2018, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Wound up jumping the switch at the wiring harness and it cranked right away. Iíve had to clean corrosion from these before but never had one go bad. This is a perfect example of starting with the basics first. I thought it was fine and started down a trouble shooting hole.
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