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Old 10-08-18, 02:55 PM   #6161
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Old 10-08-18, 03:21 PM   #6162
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OK so started with the screw driver. Relay looks perfect no corrosion. Well the screws are slightly burnt now! Time to take switch apart.

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Everything looks OK? What do you guys suggest. It does the following.
Key in, ignition on, pump primes, push button no click no sound no nothing. Relay looks perfect so too does the switch.

What should I try replacing first?

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Old 10-08-18, 04:06 PM   #6163
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Old 10-08-18, 04:13 PM   #6164
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OK so started with the screw driver. Relay looks perfect no corrosion. Well the screws are slightly burnt now! Time to take switch apart.

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Everything looks OK? What do you guys suggest. It does the following.
Key in, ignition on, pump primes, push button no click no sound no nothing. Relay looks perfect so too does the switch.

What should I try replacing first?
Could be one of the safety switches such as the one on the clutch or side stand.

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Old 10-08-18, 04:17 PM   #6165
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the lunatics have taken over the asylum. we have had to get care workers in to do duties for my wife as im not capable or allowed due to my ill health.

i was informed that there are different care workers to do different tasks even though most care workers have been trained to do all the tasks. so you get 1 person to dispense drugs another to use "equipment" and another for personal stuff like getting dressed etc.etc. so for my wife to have a bath it requires a nurse trained in using a mechanical lift (bath chair) to lower my wife into the bath then another nurse to wash my wife then the other nurse has to work the chair again then the other nurse has to dry and dress. so thats two wages to do one job, or two people that could be dealing with different clients.

now for the best part. none of the nurses are allowed to lift my wife's foot/leg on and off the stair lift.

WTF is going on with society.
Let's back it up a bit and think. The simple and sensible idea, based on industrialization concepts, is that no-one performs tasks that they haven't been trained for and assessed as capable. Makes perfect sense.

So you'd think that they'd simply train the right people to do the jobs they need to. This is where it falls down. The concept isn't flawed - just the way "we" do it. We're either so stretched for staff that they can't take time off for additional training, or the whole thing has just got bogged down in administrative overhead. Or - probably the most likely, is that no-one at the right level of decision making has any interest in making one person capable of doing the jobs of three. Lastly, if you even achieve that goal, you might well just end up with more unemployment overall.

I mean everyone needs feeding regardless of whether they work or not. Therefore industrial efficiency in the workplace has limited returns.
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Old 10-08-18, 05:11 PM   #6166
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Admin, I love you. I had tried cleaning the clutch switch contacts. But it still didn't work. So I just tried ramming a bit of wire in the contacts to bypass the clutch lever and..... She's alive!

A new clutch cable was on my shopping list as I have stupid amounts of play. Looks like I get that have a fiddle and see.

Once again big up the the OMO. Thanks.
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Old 10-08-18, 05:48 PM   #6167
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Admin, I love you. I had tried cleaning the clutch switch contacts. But it still didn't work. So I just tried ramming a bit of wire in the contacts to bypass the clutch lever and..... She's alive!

A new clutch cable was on my shopping list as I have stupid amounts of play. Looks like I get that have a fiddle and see.

Once again big up the the OMO. Thanks.
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Great news. It's always worth checking the simple things first. I'm not sure if the clutch switch is a common problem but I'm sure this happened to more than one person on this forum.

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Old 10-08-18, 06:05 PM   #6168
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Great news. It's always worth checking the simple things first. I'm not sure if the clutch switch is a common problem but I'm sure this happened to more than one person on this forum.

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I've had a few clutch lever switches fail in the 15 years I've been on SVs. Current sv the switch failed so I bypassed it years ago
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I've had a few clutch lever switches fail in the 15 years I've been on SVs. Current sv the switch failed so I bypassed it years ago
Strange isn't it. I had two SV's for 15 years and never had a problem. The only time i had to bypass the switch was when i dropped the bike and broke the clutch lever.

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Old 10-08-18, 06:42 PM   #6170
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Strange isn't it. I had two SV's for 15 years and never had a problem. The only time i had to bypass the switch was when i dropped the bike and broke the clutch lever.

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I had clutch switch fail on my first sv, then my third sv thevswitch has failed and been bypassed before I bought it and current sv has had 2 switches fail and has been bypassed for at least 8 years


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