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Can anyone help
My bike ( only had for 3 days )
Went to work on it today and when went to go home electric start was dead? But previous for me had started first time every time
Does anyone know what it could be
New batterie maybe??
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Where to start?...

First, are you sure you pulled in one of the brake levers before pushing the start button? I see you are in England, so I assume the bike doesn't have a "kill" switch that might have been left in the off position. Are you sure the ignition switch was turned the whole way to the right?

That takes care of all the "operator error" possibilities. First things to check hardware-wise are the battery terminal connections and the fuses. A weak battery is certainly a likely possibility (although you'd normally hear some sounds when pressing the starter button unless the battery was totally dead)... a voltmeter or a look at the headlight when in the "on" position might give you some idea of the battery condition. It's also possible that you have a bad brake light switch (closes the circuit for both the brake lights and the starter) or a bad ignition switch.

Check this stuff first and then check back with us if you still haven't found the problem.
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Silver Streak wrote:
Where to start?...

First, are you sure you pulled in one of the brake levers before pushing the start button? I see you are in England, so I assume the bike doesn't have a "kill" switch that might have been left in the off position. Are you sure the ignition switch was turned the whole way to the right?

That takes care of all the "operator error" possibilities. First things to check hardware-wise are the battery terminal connections and the fuses. A weak battery is certainly a likely possibility (although you'd normally hear some sounds when pressing the starter button unless the battery was totally dead)... a voltmeter or a look at the headlight when in the "on" position might give you some idea of the battery condition. It's also possible that you have a bad brake light switch (closes the circuit for both the brake lights and the starter) or a bad ignition switch.

Check this stuff first and then check back with us if you still haven't found the problem.
A comprehensive and fantastic response SS - as always !!!
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Ok guys thx will try tomorrow on way to work
Battery kinda weerrs but don't turn over
You mentioned bad switch
My back brake light stays on and the brake light don't seem to work when pulling the brake
Thx
Will let you know tomorrow thx
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Hi guys
I've gone to work on it again today
Still wont start on electric so ordered a new battery?
But problem ongoing with the brake light staying on and not working on pull of either brake ?
Please help if anyone can thx
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If there is a whirring sound when you press the button, but the starter motor does not turn the engine over, you have either a weak battery or a sticky Bendix (or pinion, as it is sometimes called) gear, or both.

Try a fresh battery, and if it still whirrs, do a search here on "sticky Bendix" and it should turn up lots of info on correcting the problem.

The brake light staying on is likely a bad brake light switch... inexpensive and easy to replace.
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It may be the taillight he is seeing when the key is on.
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Thx for that guys
When the battery is fitted ill let you know the out come thx again
Also yesterday coming home the indicators didn't work then after a while they did?
Do you think there's some loose connection somewhere maybe?
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