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Kill Switch won't stay on the "ON" position

Yesterday I went to start my 2006 CBR600RR (bought new in late March), and found that the kill switch will not stay in the on position. If I press on it and continue to apply pressure, it will turn on and I can get the bike started; but the moment I let go, obviously, the engine dies.

I've been working strange hours lately and haven't been able to get a look at it. Is there somewhere I should start looking? Is this a common issue? I tried searching and found nothing that seemed to mention this type of problem.

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i've heard of drilling a small hole in them and putting a pin in it so that it won't turn off..but maybe someone can..tell you more.

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^do what he said.
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i've heard of drilling a small hole in them and putting a pin in it so that it won't turn off..but maybe someone can..tell you more.
or you fix it correctly and replace the switch
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or you fix it correctly and replace the switch
yeah but while your waiting on the switch and want to ride..you can put a pin in

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Thanks for the quick responses. I was hoping it would be a quick fix. I guess I'll be calling my dealer.

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Holy cow, dont call your dealer!!!! Its gonna be like a million bucks. Go on ebay, or just take the switch apart. Something mostlikely jsut needs to be bent back or something.

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......and not a single one person has suggested disassembling the switch to find the problem. unreal.
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......and not a single one person has suggested disassembling the switch to find the problem. unreal.
the person above u did

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the poster right above you beat you to it.

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......and not a single one person has suggested disassembling the switch to find the problem. unreal.
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the person above u did
and you beat me too it, lol
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Swear at it yet?
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Ha, yeah I swore at it several times. It didn't really have any effect on the problem, but I think it was helpful psychologically.

I did manage to take the switch apart and found that nothing looks wrong. It's as if the Red plastic switch just stopped fitting in its slot. When it is removed, it works just fine, but when it is installed it seems to bind.

I can't see anything that would cause the binding, so it's a mystery. After fooling with it, I was able to get it to switch back and forth, but it is not like it used to be (it is MUCH stiffer now).

I figure that I will just learn not to use the kill switch and it get it looked at when time permits. At this point, I'm not even sure which part(s) needs to be replace (if any). Nothing looks broken, missing, worn or bulging.

Thanks for the advice!

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and you beat me too it, lol
lol quickness...

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Profanity makes everything better somehow.
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Yeah, especially live TV.

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Yeah, especially live TV.

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It makes kindergarten age children better too. I saw a 5 year old tell his older brother to **** off in Publix today. I almost pissed myself.
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Put the bike on a stand,address the bike from the front, and swear on it @ at least 90db for 2 mins. Kick the left front fairing once, and the right 3 times each time harder than the last. If the bike hasnt fallen off the stand, push it off. Remove the rear seat and throw it away. This may be a good time to check chain tension as you are in that general area anyway. This can be done by standing on the swing arm and stomping on it with your left foot. Lubricate chain if necessary. Pick up the bike while swearing on it even more and place on kick stand. Now try the switch again...if it still doesnt start...smash the switch and throw that away too. Tie all the wires you find inside together and, if possible, solder them. Pull off left side fairing, find the #1 plug wire and hold the goldie-colored part inside with you left hand,bike in "N",kickstand up, and press the start button. The bike should start then.

No seriously...I have no idea man sorry.
I'm just Idle here at work and thought this might be funny.:)
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try a little duck tape until the new switch comes.
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Put the bike on a stand,address the bike from the front, and swear on it @ at least 90db for 2 mins. Kick the left front fairing once, and the right 3 times each time harder than the last. If the bike hasnt fallen off the stand, push it off. Remove the rear seat and throw it away. This may be a good time to check chain tension as you are in that general area anyway. This can be done by standing on the swing arm and stomping on it with your left foot. Lubricate chain if necessary. Pick up the bike while swearing on it even more and place on kick stand. Now try the switch again...if it still doesnt start...smash the switch and throw that away too. Tie all the wires you find inside together and, if possible, solder them. Pull off left side fairing, find the #1 plug wire and hold the goldie-colored part inside with you left hand,bike in "N",kickstand up, and press the start button. The bike should start then.

No seriously...I have no idea man sorry.
I'm just Idle here at work and thought this might be funny.:)

I just lol'd, thanx for that.
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:) np man:icon_lol:
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