Buying a used Versys on Monday, wish me luck!
So I've been a member here for a while, but never posted. I've ridden 50cc scooters before for a couple years, and my roommate is graciously lending me her '85 Shadow 700 to ride for practice before I go get my bike. I'm buying snowcrash75's '08 V long-distance and flying out on Monday to go pick up the bike and ride it 600 mi home.
There's a little hitch. It won't start. His wife tried to start it to make sure it'd run and so she could wash it, but it just won't. The gauge sweeps, but the LCD and LEDs on the cluster don't turn on unless she jiggles the handlebars. When she touches the Start switch, everything goes dead. The bike was running when parked, so it's gotta either be a battery that is dead (and not indicating bad on a tester, haven't we all heard that one before) or a short/open/loose connection near the ignition or starter switch.
I'm pretty handy with machines, and I'm still flying out to see if I can fix it (it's got all the mods done I want and the price is right) but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on troubleshooting (other than replacing the battery, probably gonna try to do that to see if it'll solve the problem). I'm probably going to try some WD40 in the ignition switch and cleaning the terminals etc before I tear into anything, but an idea of where to start after that would be helpful.
Thank you all for being here.