2001 XVS 650 - No juice to starter
I've read a bunch of threads that sorta-kinda described my issue, though I could find none that REALLY hit the mark. Reading the other posts did produce some brainstorms (+farts), but thus far the issue persists.
The injury appears to be self-inflicted as I was trying to replace my ignition and start switches with non-OEM switches that would be mounted in locations that were different from stock. I'm almost certain that I shorted/blew something somewhere when I first tried to bypass the ignition switch by wiring a new switch to the 4 wire harness that the OEM ignition switch connects to.
Here's a summary of what I know and what I think I know:
Starter will turn when jumped directly from battery.
Headlight, turn signals, marker and brake lights work.
Instrument "cluster" works MINUS NEUTRAL indicator.
Neutral bulb is not bad.
Starter Relay (replaced) seems to work.
None of the fuses that I can find are blown.
Replaced 10A ignition fuse for gits and shiggles, no change.
I snipped the start and kill switches and twisted their respective leads together to eliminate them.
Starter Relay clicks when I put the bike in neutral, which I think means that it works, or at least means the neutral switch isn't the culprit... right?
What thoughts do you guys have based on this initial rundown?