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    switch plate /5 bike not starting



    I have what appears to be an intermittent switch plate problem. I am usually getting no instrument lights at the speedometer, so that the starter button does not work. The hot red wire has power to the switchplate, the two fuses are good, and the battery is 13 volts, I sandpapered the contact point, and no wires are loose. Push the black knob key down and no instrument lights usually come on. Last year this would happen once in awhile then the situation would magically rectify itself and everything was fine. Now, no instrumentation lights. Occasionally the instrument lights would be on, then pressing the starter button, everything would go off.

    The bike has 110,000 miles on it.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider1D View Post


    I have what appears to be an intermittent switch plate problem. I am usually getting no instrument lights at the speedometer, so that the starter button does not work. The hot red wire has power to the switchplate, the two fuses are good, and the battery is 13 volts, I sandpapered the contact point, and no wires are loose. Push the black knob key down and no instrument lights usually come on. Last year this would happen once in awhile then the situation would magically rectify itself and everything was fine. Now, no instrumentation lights. Occasionally the instrument lights would be on, then pressing the starter button, everything would go off.

    The bike has 110,000 miles on it.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    I had a similar situation - new battery, hit starter button - bike started up - tried shutting her off and when I pulled key, she kept running or another scenario - try to re-start bike (R60/5) press starter button and nothing - kick starter came in handy. Couple remedies for me: first suggestion - remove tank, disconnect neg terminal to batt and remove starter relay - posts on mine were filthy - used a hand dremel wire wheel, contact cleaner and heat sink paste on reassembly - also pried open relay and cleaned ciruit board carefully with q tip and contact cleaner - end result - no more issues. Also, when I replaced both wiring appartus for starter button/turn signals and horn/brights and replaced instrument with all new bulbs, all problems went away

    Lew Morris may weigh in as he's the slash 5 resident expert with the awesome pictures - good luck!
    Ken Tuvman
    Excelsior, MN
    K75s, R65LS, R60/5

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