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The Katana has a fuse for the starter located on the starter relay underneath the rear of the banana seat. Under the passenger. There is a plastic cover over it, so it's not easily seen. The plastic cover is white. Pop that off and check the 30amp fuse. When you jump start a bike, do not have the car engine running, just use the battery. The amperage ...
Background So there is a grounding switch on your clutch lever, hence the need to pull in the clutch to start the motorcycle. Troubleshooting You can disconnect that switch and get a piece of wire and complete the circuit at the connector. Once that's done, make sure you're in neutral and then try to start the bike. The switch is labeled 10 in the ...
I had a similar problem with my navara bakkie - appears it was the fuel filter allowing air into the system. Replaced this and changed the clamps on the fuel lines where they join the fuel filter. Seems to have worked.
It sounds like your losing battery voltage I would make sure the battery is tested and fully charged then make sure you have good battery connections at the battery. If unsure just remove both battery terminals at battery and give them a good cleaning If the car has an aftermarket alarm installed check those connections they are spliced into the ignition ...
When you have the key turned, is that rattling noise the same as when the car was working? You should hear the rumble of the engine firing. Try giving it some gas while turning the ignition. If the cylinders are firing, giving it gas should make it rumble louder and might help it start in cold weather. If you can only hear the high rattle or whizzing ...
Could have an idle air control valve Issue, if valve sticks open will cause a big vacuum leak which would cause a no start. Next time it happens try taping litely on valve if starts replace valve
If you really want a no-install option, and even @paulster2 answer seems like work then why not use old school locks like gear/steering locks? Or better, this -
The other day while I was searching for information on electronic relays, I ran across this solution to your problem: (I found it on this site.) Here is the write up which goes along with it, which I find pretty cool: This is a clever little circuit involving two relays and a momentary switch and is more a of a 'logic' circuit than one used to switch ...
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