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Went on a nine day/four European country trip last week. Four, five times during the trip, when I switched off the ignition and should start the bike after a couple of minutes the motor cranked but did not start. Not a misfire, just nothing… I tried to switch on/off the killer switch but the bike still did not start. Then I turned off/on the ignition with the key, and every time I did that it started right up as it usually does. It did not throw any trouble codes. As far as I could hear it went through the startup sequence as it should. Any ideas what the cause could be?
 

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Vehicle Down Sensor / Frame Ground

Since you mention the fact it cranks, the kill switch interrupts the start circuit. The only thing I know of that would give your symptoms is in the title. The what I call the tip over switch has a electronic latch circuit that interrupts the fuel pump and stick coils, there is no error code or warning light. Keying off then back on again and it starts is a early warning of the VDS failing, could be condensation inside. I included some very recent discussions about this and some tests that were done.

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/170-technical-discussion-v-650/217113-v-died-while-riding-wont-start-again-vehicle-down-sensor-fault.html?highlight=vehicle+sensor
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/217171-vehicle-down-tip-over-sensor-testing-work-around.html?highlight=vehicle+sensor
 

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Thank you so much onewizard for a quick reply! The first time this happened we had been riding in heavy rain almost the whole day, so condensation sounds plausible :smile2:
 
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