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Both my brake levers when squeezed start the starter motor.

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Both my brake levers when squeezed start the starter motor. The starter switch nor the shut off switch does not work. Can not apply brakes without starter motor starting. What is wrong?
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, proposed preliminary suspects (if have not been checked and/or replaced):

  • • both the START button switch and the ignition switch (most likely);
  • • yellow/red wire from the starter relay is pinched to the ground (likely).
  • • starter relay is faulty (least likely).


All other checks would be with the use of a multi-meter.

And would a wiring diagram of the starting circuit be of further insight?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The answer from the dealer was the starter switch was stuck on therefore when brake level was squeezed it started engine. They released contact and cleaned contact. Works fine now.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Great! Good to hear that the issue has been resolved, congratulations.