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Stryker wouldn't start...then it did...starter switch?

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I was running errands yesterday so I was starting and stopping and sitting in traffic quite a bit. I stopped to get gas, and when I went to leave, I pressed the starter switch and nothing happened. No sounds, nothing. When I turned the key to on, the speedo did it's sweep and I could hear the fuel injectors doing their thing, but the start switch did nothing, as if the battery wasn't connected. Took the seat off, checked the battery cables, fuses, looked for loose connections, nothing wrong. Took the switch housing off to look inside, nothing wrong there. This whole time I had been pressing the starter just hoping it would all the sudden work.

All told, I probably pressed it 60 times. Then while pressing it, I heard a click. Then a couple more clicks and bam, it started! ???

I stopped one more time on my way home. Came back and went to start it, it clicked once and then fired up. Any thoughts? Has anyone had a switch go bad? I might take the housing apart again and look at the contact spot to see if it's crudded up.

BTW, it's a 2011 with 5700 miles on it and I bought it new. Haven't had any issues till that one. I did recently install my plate on the swing arm and wired the light down there.
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It's most likely your kickstand safety switch, or you wern't in neutral. Clutch safety switch? With the kickstand down you have to be in neutral. Up, have to be in neutral,or clutch in?
But did you check the switches to see if their all the way pushed in, adj. correctly, you know that kinda thing? You can even ohm them out to be sure their working. Alot of times its just a little plastic tab that isnt cliked in all the way?
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