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F3 675 completly dead. HELP !

I havent started my 2012 f3 for about 3 weeks. When i turned the key today, all the lights came on as usual but when pressing the start button its completly dead. I charged the battery and it made no difference. I bought a new battery and fitted it today and its just the same. Im thinking bad contacts on the starter button maybe so stripped it but couldnt get to the contacts. Any ideas anyone ?

I dont recall the sprag making a noise recently so am hoping its not this. Is replacing the sprag difficult/expensive ? If it turns out to be that.

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Have you checked the starter relay?
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Have you checked the starter relay?
No. What is it and how do i check it.
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I havent started my 2012 f3 for about 3 weeks. When i turned the key today, all the lights came on as usual but when pressing the start button its completly dead. I charged the battery and it made no difference. I bought a new battery and fitted it today and its just the same. Im thinking bad contacts on the starter button maybe so stripped it but couldnt get to the contacts. Any ideas anyone ?

I dont recall the sprag making a noise recently so am hoping its not this. Is replacing the sprag difficult/expensive ? If it turns out to be that.

Thanks in advance.
Please tell me you have ensured your engine kill switch is in the correct position. Basics first
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Please tell me you have ensured your engine kill switch is in the correct position. Basics first
Yes. All the way out. I thought that myself lol.
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The next things to check are the clutch switch and sidestand switch. Have you downloaded the manuals yet?
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The next things to check are the clutch switch and sidestand switch. Have you downloaded the manuals yet?
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=105793
Ok, will try that next. The side stand light goes on and off when i put it up and down. Is that a sign that it is ok ? Ill go check the clutch switch.
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Im tending to think it may be the clutch switch as i think i can recall recently a message on the lcd when i was rifing about clutch switch. Its also had a couple of occasions that theres been no power when pushing start then all of a sudden it worked. Sounds 'switch like'. I cant locate the switch in the manual though. Is it actuall locatd by the clutch lever assembly and what would i do to check it ?
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Ok found the problem. Its a faulty clutch switch. The plunger is sticking. If you unplug it at the clutch lever end and short the connctor, it starts. Woohoo. Thats saved a few hundred dollars at the dealers.
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