Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mims, FL: Home of the Flying Sunset Cans
Zombiegirl, If the battery is good and fully charged, and you CAN HEAR the start relay click when pushing the start button, check the start relay first for 12 volts from the battery(big red wire from battery). If OK, then while pressing start button check for 12 volts on the starter side of the relay(big red wire going to starter). If OK, check for voltage at the starter. If OK, starter motor is probably bad.
If you CAN NOT hear the starter relay click, find the connector in the wiring harness(just follow the LITTLE wires). Check for 12 volts at the connector while pressing the start button. If 12 volts IS present, it is probably a bad start relay, but check resistance of the relay coil anyhow just to be sure.
If 12 volts IS NOT present at the connector, the start switch or one of the interlock switches is probably bad(kickstand, clutch, neutral, or engine stop switch). Check each switch individually with an ohm meter(easiest to get to first). They should go from 0 ohms to open circuit when operated. It will probably be one of these switches.
If this doesn't solve the problem there is a more serious(harder to find) wiring issue such as insulation chafing, dirty or loose connections, etc.
Good Luck, Wavelength.