Clutch start interlock switch?
I had the interlock switch on left ( clutch ) side quit working today. After removing it from bike, I put it on the bench and checked the continuity with a Digital ohm meter. It seemed to be ok. Measured around 3 - 5 ohms closed, and infinity when open. When I put it on the bike, it wouldn't allow the bike to start.
I put jumper wire on the bike side connector, and bike started ok.
I re-sprayed the switch with a lot of contact cleaner, and blew it out with compressed air. It now measured about 0.5 ohms when closed. Put it back in the bike, and bike started ok.
It seems like the circuit needs to have less than 0.5 ohms, when closed, to allow the bike to start. Any small dirt, or oxidation on contacts will not allow the bike to start.
If you look up the underside of the switch, it has 2 or 3 small holes to allow spraying contact cleaner inside.
I just thought I'd mention this as it seems like it could be prone to being a problem, and an easy one to fix it known about.
2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )
My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm
Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.