Starting button

Steven Bixby steven at
Thu Sep 20 00:10:59 PDT 2007

Heh, must be a GPZ (or Kawasaki) thing.  My starter button disappeared one
day too.  I couldn't even short it out to start; I ended up bump starting to
leave my destination.

And I had at least a dozen stoplights to go through but it didn't occur to
me until I was home and puzzling the lost starter button.... that I'da been
in deep sh*t if I stalled out at an intersection! 

Anyway, a list'er sent me his spare RH grip assembly for shipping costs and
I used that.  As a matter of fact, I also used the stop switch on my wife's
bike a few weeks ago; hers mysteriously lost 1/3 of the red switch body to
..... who knows what happened.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay Loeppke [mailto:jloeppke at]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 8:16 PM
> Subject: Starting button
> Any one have a  starting button ever break?  Came home from work on
> the bike, was fine.   Went to put it away a couple hours later and
> low and behold no starting button.  It was laying on the ground
> beside the bike, but other parts missing.
> I can start the bike by shorting the switch out, so I can still
> ride.   Do I have to replace the whole electrical pod on that side?

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