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  • Starter button issue

    Sometimes when I press my starter button it doesn't fire up right away. Can someone give me any pointers on what the fault might be?

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    Can you jiggle it and get it to start? Probably dirty or worn. My husband's 05 you had to push down and to the left to get it to start.
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    • #3
      It could be the interlock switch on the clutch lever. It's a know issue with the ZZR1200 as they get older. Try messing with the lever and see what happens.
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      • #4
        I had a similar problem on a Honda and it was the kill switch.

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        • #5
          Heard this before and happened 1 time to me. All I needed to do was cleanout the kill switch on the handle bar. Start there, and if a no-go, then move down to the sidestand switch and see if it is all gummed up. I used an LPS contact cleaner for electronics for the cleanup of my kill switch.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bretb View Post
            Heard this before and happened 1 time to me. All I needed to do was cleanout the kill switch on the handle bar. Start there, and if a no-go, then move down to the sidestand switch and see if it is all gummed up. I used an LPS contact cleaner for electronics for the cleanup of my kill switch.
            The kill switch on mine energized the fuel pump. Knew I had found the problem when the pump cycled back on after futzing with the kill switch.

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            • #7
              Dirty contacts in the kill switch or the starter button are most likely culprits. Damaged wiring of those also is possible. Clutch and side-stand switches matter only if the transmission is not in neutral (or the neutral switch has failed).
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