When the key is first turned on, the fuel pump should run for just a few seconds until it has built up pressure. On my 2011 G5, it then stops until the engine crankshaft rotates a bit and then it temporarily runs for another second or so.If the engine kill switch is in the run position, the neutral light is on, the clutch lever is pulled in and the key is turned on the engine should crank and start.If nothing is happening my first guess after the fuses would be the starter solenoid. Is it clicking when the start button is pushed? Even if it does click it might be worthwhile to use a jumper wire to go directly from the + side of the battery directly to the starter motor for just an instant. That would confirm that the starter motor will operate (or not).I'm not sure where they mounted them but there are three (on my G5) little square relays somewhere. Mine are in the left hot dog cover but the C5 doesn't have these chrome covers.Anyway, these are the same relays that are used on many cars to operate power windows, seat heaters and an assortment of other devices. It is possible that one of these has quit working.Another possibility is even with the kick stand up, the safety switch on it is telling the ECU the sidestand is down. The motorcycle won't start or run if the ECU thinks this is happening.The quick way around this side stand switch is to simply disconnect it. The wiring connector is at the left rear side of the engine where a branch of harness is running down the frame seat down tube.Let us know what you find.
has anyone noticed substantial wear on the kickstand or on the mount? The allen bolt is tightened all the way and so is the lock nut, but it feels pretty loose, wiggly. It doesn't feel like any other bike I've encountered, doesn't feel trustworthy. Is there a high quality non OEM replacement I could try?
I don't believe anyone has tried an aftermarket switch. The general consensus is to disconnect and remove it. FWIW I've been on this forum about 18 months or so and I seriously cannot remember or count the number of times people have come on here reporting "running issues" only for it to come back to be the side stand switch causing the trouble. If you're worried about forgetting and leaving the side stand down..... Most people only do that once. Whether they go down or not is a different story, but it usually only happens once.Scottie J
I'm not worried about the switch anymore as much as the kickstand itself not being strong enough to properly hold the bike. Its grinding down the mount on the bike and rounding off the plane of the mount so that it fits very loosely and doesn't give you a sense of security.
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