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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.

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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 :naughty:
 

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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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Nice work!
 

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I thought bypassing the switch caused issues?
Correct,

Although you can get the bike to start with bridging the wires, they need to then become disconnected or it will cause issues.

I can't remember if it was just the quickshifter that became non-op or if the dash will actually, eventually throw a code?
 
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