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post #41 of 44 Old 09-18-2019, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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...Tried the jumper method on my gen2 and still no joy...
What jumper method? The side stand switch? The clutch switch? Both?

Both switches must be activated to provide a path to ground for the starter circuit relay's coil. You should bypass them both.

If you have bypassed them both, then there is a bad ground path, either in the BL/R wire going from the relay and diode matrix to the clutch switch, the Gr/W wire going from the clutch switch to the kickstand switch, The LG wire going from the diode matrix to the neutral switch, or the Gr/Y wire going from the side stand switch to ground. Check them for continuity.

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post #42 of 44 Old 09-18-2019, 04:58 PM
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Thanks Tom. I had assumed it was the clutch switch, but I understand you that they are both completing the same circuit. Since the jumper at the clutch didn't work, it must be at the Kickstand. Already did the homework and see that that's a pretty easy elimination as well....
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Do you have a Kawasaki shop manual, or access to one?

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post #44 of 44 Old 09-26-2019, 12:35 PM
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Putting this as #3 on my to-do list, right after #1 getting the oil leak / smoke -on -startup solved, and #2 decalifornication.
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