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I have a Kawasaki 360 kvf automatic 2002 it willnot start

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Hi Doug I have a Kawasaki 360 kvf automatic 2002 it willnot start when you turn on the ignition and press the green button to start it is totally dead checked the battery its ok checked fuses all ok got power to the solenoid still nothing please can you help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,
Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...
Initially and if have not been tried; inspect the battery & ground lines and/or check/clean the battery cables + terminals as a preliminary consideration. Better yet, have the battery externally charged and then load tested (even if new and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect).
Additionally and with a good/fully charged battery, check the starter solenoid. Carefully but quickly/momentarily jump the two (2) big terminals. This is a bypass of the starter solenoid to enable the starter motor to spin:
• if no starter action, then starter motor issue;
• if starter would clack loudly, then an internal issue;
• if slow starter action, then battery/voltage/connection concern;
• if would start as expected, then a likely possible starter solenoid and/or its wiring fault:
- ensure starter solenoid's black/yellow wire is tied to a good ground;
- verify that there is +12 on the solenoid's black wire when pressing on the START button;
- check the brake and neutral relays;
- ensure brake lights are working when brakes engaged when attempting to start; and
- neutral switch is working.
Please post back results / observations of the above once tried.
Actual wire colors may vary depending on mods/versions.