When I was taking the starter relay that is mounted on the battery cover off, I unplugged the 2 wire sensor and proceeded to take the terminals off. I accidentally allowed the two leads to touch that are screwed into the terminals and it started to crank, even with the kickstand down and no brake applied. I am beginning to suspect the relay or the sensor wiring down to the starter. Is this a valid assumption????
Terry, I wonder why the He11 you are not listening to me? This is what I previously said to do:
"If it seems that the power is not getting through the starter relay, you can test it by bypassing it. Be careful of sparks because you will be dealing with over 100 amps. Use heavy metal , like the handles on a pair of pliers or a couple of big screwdrivers, watch for sparks, and short across the two large terminals of the starter relay. That will send battery current directly to the starter motor. If the motor does not turn then, its a loose wire or bad starter or the battery is dead."
Now, you wound up doing that test, but accidentally. You should NOT have taken any wires loose at all. I said to JUMP with HEAVY METAL between the TWO LARGE terminals on the STARTER RELAY. You accidentally did that and proved what I wanted to find out. Listen to what I am telling you, I am a master electrician and electrical engineer, and I know electricity. Everyone telling you to bang on your starter and checking your Battery is BS. When you shorted those two big wires together and the starter motor cranked the engine, that proved several things as Listed Below:
1. The the STARTER is Good.
2. The POWER WIRING and CONNECTIONS in the POWER CIRCUIT are Good.
3. The BATTERY is Good.
4. That the PROBLEM is in the CONTROL CIRCUIT!
SO QUIT WONDERING AND WORRYING about the STARTER, BATTERY and POWER CIRCUIT and FOCUS on the CONTROL CIRCUIT.
I can continue to try to help you only if you listen and do what I say. Successful Electrical Diagnosis can only be achieved by the application of a logical flowchart process.
Next I would verity that the clicking that you hear when you push the start button is NOT coming from the STARTER RELAY. Put one hand on the relay when you push the start button with the Key ON, Side stand UP, Kill Switch ON, and FEEL the relay to see if it clicks. If it DOES click and no start, then the problem is there in the relay. If it does NOT click, and the click is elsewhere, then the problem is elsewhere in the CONTROL CIRCUIT.
Try that and report back. If further diagnosis is needed, we will have to delve into the wiring diagram to sort out the wiring and relays to find the points to check.
Have you verified that ALL fuses are Good?
It still sounds like there is a loose connection or bad relay in the wiring.
To Be CONTINUED......................................... .....................................